The 58th Annual conference will be held at Durham University, 3-5 July 2017.

We are pleased to announce that the provisional programme is now available: click here. This will be our largest conference yet, with nine parallel sessions throughout the conference as well as plenary lectures by Bruno Perreau (MIT), Yves Citton (Université de Grenoble-3), Hélène Merlin-Kajman (Paris III-Sorbonne nouvelle) and Sarah Cooper (KCL).

The conference will also include a number of special events for postgraduate students.

Delegates can benefit from reduced registration fees by registering before Thursday 13th April, by completing the early booking form.

Standard bookings may be received after this date, up to the final deadline of Friday 26th May – please complete the standard booking form.

Postgraduate students, unwaged and retired delegates can complete and return the discounted rate booking form by Friday 12th May.

Queries about the conference should be directed to the Conference Officer, Dr Nina Parish, at

The Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held during the conference, at 9am, Tuesday 4 July, in Leech Hall, St John’s College. The agenda and papers can be accessed here.


>Previous Conferences:

Glasgow, 27-29 June 2016 – Programme

Cardiff, 29 June – 1 July 2015 – Programme

Aberdeen, 30 Jun – 2 July 2014 – Programme

Nottingham, 1-3 July 2013 – Programme

Exeter, 2-4 July 2012 – Programme

London – Queen Mary, 4-6 July 2011 – Programme

Swansea, 5-7 July 2010 – Programme

Oxford, 29 June – 1 July 2009 – Programme

Liverpool, 30 June – 2 July 2008 – Programme

Birmingham, 2-4 July 2007 – Programme

St Andrews, 2006 – Programme


We also organise an annual postgraduate conference: click here for details.