The Messolonghi Byron Society – International Research Center for Lord Byron & Philhellenism announce the postponement of the 15th International Byron Student Conference, which had been scheduled to take place at Messolonghi from 26 to 31 May 2021, to similar dates in 2022.
for the 46th International Byron Conference in Thessaloniki, Greece
28th June – 4th July 2021
We are happy to announce the new dates for the 46th International Byron Conference which was postponed due to covid-19 concerns. The conference will coincide with the 200th Anniversary of the Greek War of Independence of 1821, a landmark event that will be celebrated throughout the country.
Please note that the Call for Papers has opened again. The new deadline for abstracts is 31 January 2021. The exact format of the conference will be decided in the next few months and relevant information will be posted on the conference website as we go forward.
We very much hope that you will join us for this rescheduled event!
More information can be found on the official site http://www.new.enl.auth.gr/ibc2021/
15th International Student Byron Conference
Dedicated to the 200th Anniversary of the Greek Revolution
26-31 May 2021 Athens and Messolonghi, Greece
Theme: Byron, Philhellenism and the Greek Revolution of 1821
The Messolonghi Byron Society
Messolonghi Byron Research Center
We regret to announce that it has been necessary to postpone the 46th International Byron Conference in Thessaloniki scheduled for 29 June-5 July 2020 as part of measures related to COVID-19.
We hope that it will be possible to run the conference in late June/early July 2021.
The new dates will be announced in September.
Byron & Loss
Newstead Abbey Byron Conference 2020
Keynote Speaker: Dr Mirka Horova
2020 marks the bicentenary of a troubling year. George III had lost his life and, many would argue, George IV lost what little shreds remained of his dignity, pursuing his errant wife with hypocritical vengeance during the so-called Queen Caroline Affair. The monarchy and government had lost the trust of the people, and many of them would have lost their lives had the Cato Street Conspiracy succeeded. Meanwhile Byron, now in the fourth year of his self-imposed exile, was rapidly losing his hair, teeth, famous good looks, and – some might argue – his dignity. It is against this backdrop that he became interested in Italian politics, or rather the loss of political authority and national autonomy.