Whilst Byron may never have realised his ambition to visit Georgia, international Byronists have enjoyed “Beauty's native clime.” Around 100 Byronists from nearly twenty countries gathered in Tbilisi, Georgia for their first and the International Association of Byron Societies’ 40th conference. For such a diverse international gathering “Byron Original and Translated” was the appropriate and stimulating theme.
London Conference Proceedings - Other Items 2013 - Selected Papers
This online exhibition recreates an exhibition held in the Weston Room, Maughan Library, King’s College London, Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1LR
(24 June - 25 September 2013), in conjunction with the 39th International Byron Conference at King’s College London (1-6 July 2013).
The 38th International Byron Conference was held from July 1 to 6, 2012, at Notre Dame University-Louaize, Lebanon, in collaboration with Lebanese University. Professor Naji Oueijan and the Lebanese Byron Society had long awaited the opportunity to bring the International Byron Conference to Lebanon. Perhaps we need to admit that “there is a tide in the affairs of men” and that there were some years when it was difficult to hold a conference in Lebanon, but we can also admit that our thinking had been a little too timid and worrisome. It was a wonderful feeling to finally hold the International Byron Conference in this beautiful country of antiquity and historical interest. Just imagine! We were in a land once inhabited by the Phoenicians, who had invented the alphabet, a land Lord Byron wished to visit but could not!
6-13 September, 2009
Theme: Lord Byron and History
The 35th Annual International Byron Conference took place in Messolonghi and Athens (with visits to Mycenae, Epidaurus and Nafplion) from September 6 to 13. Messolonghi, a town rightfully linked to Byron’s heritage, co-hosted along with the city of Athens 120 Byronists from 20 countries around the world, making this year’s conference a truly cosmopolitan and multicultural event.