Robin Hood: "creature of the media"

In October of 2009, Robin Hood fans and foes gathered for the International Association for Robin Hood Studies, a three-day conference at the University of Rochester in New York. The conference "featured a series of events that highlighted Robin Hood’s status as a creature of the media."

In addition to a number of Robin Hood films, and an appearance by the current Sheriff of Nottingham, the conference featured speakers on a variety of topics including "The Slavic Robin Hood: Juraj Janosik" and "African-American Traditions and the Robin Hood Ballads."

New York Times reporter Peter Applebome covered the conference.