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.

Delegates who had their proposals accepted are kindly requested to confirm their intention to participate by 31 January 2021 to our dedicated email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We very much hope that you will join us for this rescheduled event!


More information can be found on the official site

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.