The Institute of English Studies runs an active programme of lectures, seminars, conferences, symposia, reading groups and summer schools. Unless otherwise stated, events are free and open to the public. Use the calendar below to view upcoming events and to register for conferences and lectures.

Covid-19: The Institute of English Studies and the University of London are currently following the advice of Public Health England. On Friday 20 March, Senate House closed until at least the 20 April. We have taken the decision to postpone large gatherings scheduled to take place from now until the end of May in response to this evolving public health challenge. We will be issuing refunds to those who have registered. Please check individual events listed for more information. If there is any change in UK government advice we will notify all registered attendees immediately. 

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Book Collecting Seminar
Book Collecting Seminar

POSTPONED
Collecting Photography

Book Collecting Seminar Series
Seminar
14 April
Room 246 (Senate House)
ULEMLA
ULEMLA

CANCELLED
Emeritus Professor Mike Irwin, looking in detail at six pairs of poems.

Seminar
18 April
Room 243 (Senate House)
The Book Historian’s Toolkit Short Course 2020
The Book Historian’s Toolkit Short Course 2020

POSTPONED

Research Training
20 April - 21 April
Other
(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar
(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar

POSTPONED
Sara Haslam, 'Literary Caregiving in the First World War: Networks, Professions and Precursors'

Book History and Bibliography Research Seminar
Seminar
20 April
Room 243 (Senate House)
Mary Wollstonecraft and Dissent: A Celebration
Mary Wollstonecraft and Dissent: A Celebration

POSTPONED

Conference / Symposium
24 April - 25 April
Other
Finnegans Wake Research Seminar
Finnegans Wake Research Seminar

CANCELLED

University of London Finnegans Wake
Seminar
24 April
Room 234 (Senate House)
(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar
(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar

POSTPONED
Stefano Rossoni, 'Towards a Bibliotherapeutic Approach to Ageing Masculinities'

Book History and Bibliography Research Seminar
Seminar
27 April
Room 243 (Senate House)
Charles Peake Ulysses Seminar
Charles Peake Ulysses Seminar

CANCELLED

The Charles Peake Ulysses Seminar
Seminar
1 May
Room 243 (Senate House)
EMPHASIS
EMPHASIS

CANCELLED
Per Landgren (University of Oxford)
‘What was “historia”? Rival concepts in early Modern Europe.’

EMPHASIS
Seminar
2 May
Room 246 (Senate House)
(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar
(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar

POSTPONED
Jenny Cattier, 'The Place of Speculative Fiction in Bibliotherapy'

Book History and Bibliography Research Seminar
Seminar
4 May
Room 243 (Senate House)

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