St Andrews from the east

Scoticonference 2023

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



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.

Registration closes on Wed 28 June: hurry now to book your space!

We are delighted to announce that we will be offering two prizes at Scoticonference 2023:
1) Best PGR paper (sponsored by Boydell & Brewer)
2) Best Early Career paper (sponsored by Birlinn)
Each prize will consist of £100 worth of books from the respective sponsors.

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]

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 (Schools I and V).

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 Book Exhibition on Friday will be held in the Napier Reading Room, Martyrs’ Kirk, North Street.

The Principal’s Reception and the conference banquet will take place on the Saturday evening at Upper and Lower 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.