Scoticonference 2023

The International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Scottish Languages, Literature and Culture

Call for papers


ICMRSLLC will be holding its 17th triennial conference — affectionately nicknamed Scoticonference because the acronym is unpronounceable — at the University of St Andrews, 18-23 July 2023.

Co-Organisers: Rhiannon Purdie (School of English) and Amy Blakeway (School of History), with conference administrator Samantha Bruce-Benjamin (School of English).

Contact: [email protected]

The Call for Papers has now closed but registration will open shortly.

Plenary Speakers

Thomas Owen Clancy (University of Glasgow)

Bryony Coombs (Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh)

Sebastiaan Verweij (University of Bristol)

Ralph Hanna (emeritus University of Oxford) and Alasdair A. MacDonald (emeritus University of Groningen) will be running a special plenary workshop on Scholarly Editing.


Conference accommodation will be available at Whitehorn residence.

The conference itself will be based at St Salvator’s Quadrangle on North St, St Andrews. with all parallel sessions and the Wednesday evening plenary held there. Plenaries on Thursday and Friday evening will be held in the beautiful Parliament Hall on South St, part of St Mary’s Quadrangle in the building that houses the James VI Library.

The Principal’s reception, conference banquet and ceilidh will take place on the Saturday evening at Lower and Upper College Hall in St Salvator’s Quadrangle.

St Salvator's Quadrangle

Crèche Facilities

kids drawing We hope to be able to offer on-site crèche facilities and will be applying for a University of St Andrews Diversity Fund grant to cover the costs.  If you would like to place children in these, please include details of how many, their ages and any other relevant information with your paper proposal. We will not be able to increase numbers at a later date, so if this is something you are interested in please include this information at this stage, even if you may later make other arrangements.