Call for Papers

We welcome papers on any of the interests covered by the ICMRSLLC.

The extension of the ICMRSLL Association’s remit to include ‘culture’ was first mooted at Glasgow 2017 and formally approved at Alabama 2021. Proposals that deal with any aspect of pre-Modern Scottish ‘culture’, broadly defined, are warmly welcomed alongside those in the IMRSLL(C)’s traditional areas of language or literature.

Papers should be 20 minutes long.

Complete sessions

We also welcome proposals for complete sessions, either one hour (2 x 20-minute papers) or one and a half hours (3 x 20-minute papers).

Alternatively, a series of ‘lightning talks’ on related research projects may be proposed: these should fit comfortably into a 1 or 1.5-hour session with sufficient time for discussion afterwards, e.g. 5 x 10-minute papers for a 1.5-hour session or 3 x 10-minute papers for a 1 hour session.

Please supply abstracts for all papers proposed if offering a complete session.


Abstracts of ca. 150 words (for each paper) plus a brief speaker biography should be emailed to:  [email protected]

Deadline: Friday 16 December 2022

Crèche facilities

If you would like to take advantage of on-site crèche facilities during the conference (see more info on the conference home page) please include details — number and ages of children and any other relevant information — WITH YOUR PAPER PROPOSAL. We will be not be able to increase numbers at a later date.

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St Andrews from the east
St Andrews from the east