With deep sadness we announce the recent death of Joseph Byron Yount III, familiarly known to Byronists worldwide as J. B., on October 2, 2016.

Over a quarter of a century ago J. B., always interested in the poet whose name he shared, contacted Jerome McGann with a scholarly question. “There’s a Byron Society, and you should join it,” Jerry advised.  J. B. joined, and for decades he enriched Byronworld with his distinctive presence. J. B. attended international Byron conferences in Nottingham, Prague, Venice, Boston/New York/ Newark DE, St. Andrews, and Versailles.

The Organizing and Academic committees would like to give you a general outline of the activities that include the Academic Programme (student papers and lectures by professors) and the Social Activities (receptions, excursions, visits to historic sites, entertainment).

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The International Association of Byron Societies seeks a new Joint Treasurer.

Duties include:

(a) manage the custody, receipt and disbursement of the funds of the IABS;

(b) deposit in an official IABS bank account all monies belonging to the IABS;

(c) keep an accurate rcord of the finances of the IABS;

(d) report on, and present complete and transparent statements detailing, all IABS finances for each year at the IABS’s Annual General Meeting (said report to be attached to the minutes of the meeting, and filed with those minutes), and/or when requested by the Joint Presidents;

(e) assure no expenditures are made unless authorised by the Joint Presidents;

(f) obtain previous financial reports and ledgers from previous Joint Treasurers;

(g) prepare and present a budget for each upcoming year, including membership fees;

(h) perform such duties as the IABS may from time-to-time request.

Please forward nominations to Prof. Naji Ouejian (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Jonathan Gross (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or Dr. Alan Rawes (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by June 4, 2016

3-4 December 2015,

Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution,

16 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN, 01225 312084,


Although Byron never visited Bath himself, his parents met and married here in 1785, and he was a savage critic of the morals and society that Bath came to represent in the Regency period. 'Byron and the Regency' brings together international scholars to discuss Byron’s relationship to the whole of Regency society.

For details of the programme, please see http://brlsi.org/sites/all/files/site/December%20Calendar%202%202015.pdf

All are very welcome (the fee for each panel session is £4, students £2), and no advance registration is required.

For any further information please contact Dr Steve Wharton (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Dear Friends and Byronists,

On this spot was Christos Kapsalis house in which Byron stayed from 5 of January until 19 of April 1824 where he breathed his last.

Christos Kapsalis blew up his house the night of the EXODUS of 10 Apri1826 including wounded men, women and children, not to be captured by the Turks.

In 1924 the University of Athens honoured the centennial of Byron’s death by erecting a commemorative marble column, work of the sculptor Antonios Sochos.

The memorial marble column placed on the site is located in a peaceful and sunny section of Messolonghi and has been completely renovated in May 2015 to include new garden spaces, a resurfaced granit pavement, lighting, and handsome iron grillwork and gates with funds offered by the Messolonghi Byron Society and Byronists from abroad.

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