The 12th International Conference on Middle English was held at the University of Glasgow on 22nd – 24th August 2022.

The International Conference on Middle English started in the mid-90s as a bi-/triennial conference and has been organised by leading universities in the field of the history of English across Europe (Poznań, Helsinki, Dublin,Vienna, Naples, Cambridge, Lviv, Murcia, Wroclaw, Stavanger, Florence).

In 2022 the conference came to the University of Glasgow, which has particular strengths in Middle English and Middle Scots as well as the world-class Special Collections and the Hunterian Museum.

ICOME gathers researchers working on broadly conceived Middle English from various perspectives including linguistic variation, textual and manuscript studies, literary and philological approaches.

Important dates

Call for abstracts / workshops / thematic strands released: 31 January 2022

Call for abstracts / workshops / thematic strands closed: 15th April 2022

Notification of acceptance: late April / early May 2022

Registration opened: June 2022
See here for further information.
Venue: Glasgow University Union, 32 University Avenue, G12 8LX

The plenary talks were delivered by:
Dr. Tino Oudesluijs (Research Associate, University of Manchester)
Prof. Jeremy Smith (Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Glasgow)
Prof. Elaine Treharne (Roberta Bowman Denning Professor, Stanford University).

For more information about plenary talks, please see here