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

24th-25th April


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.


One-day conference on Saturday 7th December 2019

Bicentennial commemoration of Don Juan I & II

Keynote speaker: Professor Jerome McGann

"Byron & his language"


Ticket details, Conference Programme and other information available on website, www.thebyronsociety.com

46th International Byron Conference

29 June - 5 July 2020

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Proposals are invited for the 2020 Conference of the International Association of Byron Societies, "Byron: Wars and Words", to be held at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki from 29th June to 5th July.

The aim of this conference is to look at how war in all its meanings, symbolisms, and manifestations influenced Byron's words and worlds, and shaped his poetic and political sensibility. Drawing on recent scholarship in Romantic studies, it will also explore Romantic authors' preoccupations with war, and how these intersected with Byron's. How are the events of wars transformed into words, images and spectacle? Conversely, how do words become weapons and trigger literary, cultural, and political struggles? What kind of ideological conflicts, dilemmas, and anxieties does the print culture of the time embody when treating the issue of war? How does Romantic-period conflict extend our understanding of modern warfare?