Conference

Announcements of conferences and symposia

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."

SCAdians to present writing workshop

SCA members Kevin Nunn and Helen Marshall (Arminius the Footsore and Gwerydd verch Rhys) will present a one-day fiction writing workshop at Massey College in Toronto, Ontario on March 28, 2010.

General Meeting of the Society of Creative Anachronism Australia Ltd to be held at Rowany Festival

Andrew Ross-Gowan, Chair of the Society of Creative Anachronism Australia Ltd, reports that the Annual General Meeting of the SCAA will take place at Rowany Festival, April 2, 2010.

Small Gatherings Enhance the Celtic Flame in North America

Dikran Aivazian of the Kingdom of An Tir reports on the creation of a Celtic bardic association in the western United States and Canada.

45th International Congress on Medieval Studies scheduled for May 2010

The 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies has been scheduled to take place in Kalamazoo, Michigan May 13-16, 2010. The Congress will feature "over 600 sessions of papers, panel discussions, round tables, workshops, and performances."

Medieval pilgrimage topic of the 2010 Sewanee Medieval Colloquium

Coordinators have announced that "Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages" will be the theme for the Sewanee Medieval Colloquium to be held April 9-10, 2010 at the university of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.

Old Norse mythology "captures the public imagination"

Experts on Old Norse mythology met recently at the University of Aberdeen's Centre for Scandinavian Studies to take a look a fresh look at the religion.

Medieval conference marks Cambridge University's 800th anniversary

Knowledge and Learning in the Middle Ages: A Conference Celebrating the 800th Anniversary of the University of Cambridge is the title of the one-day conference hosted by the Magdalene Society of Medievalists. registration is now open for the June 13, 2009 conference.

Medieval and Renaissance Forum at Plymouth State University

Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire will present its annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum April 24-25, 2009. This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Carole Levin, author of Dreaming the English Renaissance: Politics and Desire in Court and Culture.

Modern British priory attempts to recreate chartreuse

Mount Grace priory in North Yorkshire has planted an herb garden in the hopes of recreating Britain's ancient version of chartreuse.

"Sailing the Western Sea" theme of Penn State's Medieval Conference

The twenty-first Medieval Studies conference at Penn State University will take on the all things nautical with Sailing the Western Sea: The Atlantic Ocean in Medieval Perspective. The conference will take place March 29 in State College, Pennsylvania.

Medieval Dress & Textile Society to offer conference on Henry VIII

The spring 2009 conference of the Medieval Dress & Textile Society will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the accession of Henry VIII to the English throne. The conference will take place in London May 2, 2009.