Category Archives: Forthcoming Conferences

Call for Papers for TOEBI 2024

The TOEBI Annual Meeting for 2024 will be held on Saturday, September 7th, 2024, at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, Lancashire.

The theme of the Annual Meeting is “Borders and Boundaries“. We welcome papers on any aspect of borders, boundaries, and Old English, including:
-marginalia and fragmentary texts in Old English
-temporal boundaries between Old and Middle English
-teaching Old English in cross-listed modules
-geographical boundaries
-disciplinary boundaries
-pedagogical boundaries and teaching ‘on the edge’
-any other boundaries you can imagine!

TOEBI is a supportive and collegial conference, open to anyone involved in the teaching of Old English at any level. We welcome abstracts for a range of presentation formats, including but not limited to:
-traditional 20-minute research papers
-poster sessions
-5-10 minute ‘lightning talks’
-creative presentations
-participatory workshops

Please submit an abstract and title to the conference organisers Lindy Brady ( and Rebecca Stephenson ( by Friday, May 31, 2024.


Conference bursaries are available to support Early Career Researchers and Independent Scholars.

TOEBI Conference 2023 – Registration

The annual TOEBI meeting will take place at the University of Birmingham on 9th September 2023. This year’s theme is ‘Adaptation’. Registration is now open via the University of Birmingham’s website until 17th August 2023. Fee options below:

  • Graduate students/recent PhDs/independent scholars without a full-time post – £10.00
  • Participants with full-time posts – £20.00

A draft version of the conference programme is also available here.

TOEBI Call for Papers and Bursary Deadline Extended

We are extending the deadline for the TOEBI conference on ‘Adaptation’, which will take place at the University of Birmingham’s city centre venue, The Exchange, on 9th September 2023. In particular, we are looking for 1-2 more lightning talks (5-10 mins) and 1-2 more papers (20 mins) by early career researchers.
The original call for papers is available to view and download online: TOEBI 2023 CFP

Please send your abstracts to Dr Megan Cavell ( and Dr Lindy Brady ( 10th July 2023, indicating the type of talk/paper you would like to give and the affiliation you would like listed on the programme.

Please note that we have up to five bursaries of £100 to TOEBI members who are graduate students or recent PhDs without a full-time post. This deadline has also been extended: applications should be sent to Dr Daria Izdebska, by 10th July 2023.

The application form for the conference bursary is available to download here: TOEBI Bursary Application Form.

TOEBI Conference Bursaries 2023

In 2023 we are offering five bursaries of £100 to TOEBI members who are graduate students or recent PhDs without a full-time post to present at the annual TOEBI conference hosted by the University of Birmingham on Saturday 9th September 2023. Bursaries will be made to presentations accepted for the conference on a first-come basis.

Applications should be sent to Dr Daria Izdebska, by the 10th July 2023.

TOEBI Bursary Application Form

Call for Papers for TOEBI 2023

The TOEBI Annual Meeting for 2023 will be held on Saturday, 9th September 2023, at the University of Birmingham.

The theme of the Annual Meeting is “Adaptation“. Papers on any aspect of the above theme are welcome, including but not limited to the following topics:

  • Adaptation theory and Old English
  • Creative translation
  • Old English and film, novels, new media, etc.
  • Engaging with audiences outside of higher ed
  • Teaching adaptations of Old English texts
  • Teaching texts in translation
  • Adapting teaching methods
  • New assessment methods
  • Keeping our discipline alive in a challenging higher ed landscape

We welcome interest in 20-minute papers and roundtables, as well as less traditional presentation types, such as: 5-minute lightning talks, performances, group-led workshops, etc. If you have any ideas, feel free to run them by us in advance! Abstracts of no more than 200 words are due to Dr Megan Cavell ( and Dr Lindy Brady ( by 10th July 2023.


Call for Papers for TOEBI 2021

The TOEBI Annual Meeting for 2021 will be held on 27 November 2021online from the National University of Ireland Galway. 

The theme of the Meeting is “Feeling and Sense”. Papers on any aspect of the above theme are welcome including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • emotions
  • feelings
  • affect
  • the senses
  • pedagogies of empathy. 

Please send abstracts of no more than 200 words for 20-minute papers to by 2nd August, 2021

Approaching the historical: a symposium of Early Modern and Medieval stylistics (SEMMS)

University of Nottingham, June 14, 2017

In collaboration with the Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA), the University of Nottingham’s Stylistics and Discourse Analysis Group in the Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics (CRAL) invite abstracts for a one-day symposium exploring the intersection of stylistics and early English literatures.

Abstracts of 250 words should be submitted by 27 February 2017. Full details can be found in the  PDF document here. For further information, please contact
Katrina Wilkins at

Submitted by Katrina Wilkins, University of Nottingham


Architectural Representation in the Middle Ages

There’s still time — just under one month — to submit an abstract for the forthcoming two-day conference ‘Architectural Representation in the Middle Ages’. This is an interdisciplinary conference spanning the whole of the medieval period in Britain and on the Continent, but we are of course very keen to have plenty of Anglo-Saxon representation. We’re understanding ‘Architectural Representation’ as broadly as possible, so if you have anything that you want to say that you think will come under that heading, we’re ready to believe you. For more information, or any questions, please feel free to email or

Download a poster with more information.

Submitted by Daniel Thomas, Oxford University