12th International Conference on Middle English 


The 12th International Conference on Middle English will be hosted by the English Language & Linguistics department at the University of Glasgow on 22-24 August 2022. 

The plenary talks will be delivered by: Anita Auer (University of Lausanne), Jeremy J. Smith (University of Glasgow), and Elaine Treharne (Stanford University). 

We welcome abstract submissions on topics related to any aspect of linguistic and literary research on Middle English (broadly conceived), textual criticism, manuscript studies, language change, language variation, and related topics. 

We are planning three presentation formats*: 

  • Posters > This format is particularly suitable for ongoing projects, early career scholars, and postgraduate and doctoral students. 
  • Full papers > 30 minutes (20-minute talk + 10-minute discussion) 
  • Thematic workshops > 90 minutes or 180 minutes > contributions on a selected topic. We welcome a variety of formats and activities.

*No more than one individual and/or co-authored presentation per participant. 

Please submit your abstracts via Easy Abs by 15th April 2022, following the instructions on the website: http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/icome2022  


Your abstract should be no longer than 300 words (excluding references), and outline your research question(s), approach, data and/or materials used, and projected conclusions. 


Your abstract should be no longer than 300 words (excluding references), and outline the purpose of the workshop and the research questions addressed. In addition, you should include the titles of any envisaged presentations, but NOT the names of your presenters. 

Workshops will be 90 minutes or 180 minutes.

Submissions will be subjected to a double-blind peer-review processes. Second call for papers with registration details will be posted in March. Notification of acceptance will be sent out in late April / early May. 

The language of the conference is English. If you have any questions or queries please get in touch with the organising committee: icome2022@glasgow.ac.uk

We hope to see you in Glasgow! 

The ICOME 2022 Organising Committee.

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 May 2022

If you have any queries please contact the organising committee: icome2022@glasgow.ac.uk