If you are interested in giving a talk at the conference please submit a proposal (abstract) for a paper. Standard papers are 20 minutes long, followed by 5 or 10 minutes for questions.


All papers must be delivered in English and in person by the author of the paper. We cannot accommodate speakers wishing to present using Skype (or similar), or proxy presentations. However, we welcome suggestions for non-standard presentations, so do ask if you have ideas that do not fit into the prescribed format.

Initial abstracts should be not more than 300 words in length, and must be written in English. They can be submitted any of the following formats: PDF, Microsoft Word (Doc or Docx), Open Office or Apple Pages. 


1. Your title (eg. Mr, Ms, Dr, Prof. etc.) and full name 
2. Your institutional affiliation (if any) 
3. Your postal address, e'mail address and telephone number 
4. The title of your proposed paper


To submit your paper send it to m.paraskos@imperial.ac.uk with the subject line Conference 2020.

If you have any problems with the submission process please e'mail Dr Michael Paraskos at m.paraskos@imperial.ac.uk

The deadline for submissions of proposals is 31 December 2019. Early submission is strongly advised.


We aim to have a decision on the acceptance of papers within four weeks of submission.

We are a multi-disciplinary conference, so all aspects of the medieval (c. AD 500 to c. 1500) and early modern (c.1400 to c.1700) worlds are of interest to us, including non-Western subjects,. However for 2020 we are particularly keen on papers relating to:

• Shakespeare and his Contemporaries, and the Mediterranean

• Shakespeare and his Contemporaries, and Material History

• The Joy of Text? Teaching Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama Today

• All aspects of Early Modern Women Writers (c.1400 to c.1700)

• Medieval Travel and Tales of Travel

• The Byzantine Image in the West

• The Medieval World

• Renaissance Culture and Society.

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