Registration (non-speakers)

Please register here if you would like to attend the conference but are not giving a paper.


Conference Location

This year’s conference will be held in Somerset House East Wing, recently acquired by King’s College London. Please see here for links to maps and transport information. The conference will start at 09.00 and finish at 18.00, after which there will be a drinks reception. We will be booking a conference dinner at a central London restaurant for those who wish to join us. More information to follow.

Deadline Closed!

The deadline for abstract submissions has now passed! Thank you to all who have submitted an abstract for consideration – the response has been overwhelming and of an exceptionally high standard. The organisational committee are now working on the programme for the day and will be in touch soon with updates and a confirmed programme. Thank you all again for your interest, we hope to be seeing many of you in November.

Speaker update

We are delighted to announce the title of Professor Hugh Roberts’  contribution to the day’s proceedings: ‘Laughter and Nonsense: Early Modern Practice and Modern Theory’. Further information on Professor Roberts’ work and interests can be found on the speaker page and at:

‘Gossip and Nonsense: Excessive Language in Renaissance France’ website and blog