The fifteenth biennial conference of the Early Book Society and the IVth International Congress of the John Gower Society will be hosted by Durham University from 9th to 14th July 2017. The Congress theme is ‘Gower, His Contemporaries, and Their Legacy in MSS and Early Printed Books, 1350-1550’. Registration closes on 23rd July.
As well as an extensive programme of academic papers, a number of tours and excursions will be on offer, including of the important manuscript collections of the Durham Cathedral and Palace Green libraries, and of the remarkable collections of Ushaw college. There may also be the opportunity of an all-day excursion to Alnwick, a market town located 53 miles north of Durham, with its spectacular eleventh-century castle and gardens.
The local organizers are Elizabeth Archibald and Corinne Saunders (Department of English Studies, Durham), and the co-chairs are Martha Driver (Early Book Society) and Bob Yeager (John Gower Society).