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ANZAMEMS holds a biennial international conference. Each conference is hosted by a different Australian or New Zealand university and organised by a local committee of members.



Tenth Biennial International Conference

The University of Queensland, 14–18 July 2015

Keynote & PATS Speakers:

Professor Alexandra Walsham (Cambridge)

Professor Laura Knoppers (Notre Dame)

Professor Jessie Ann Owens (UC Davis)

For further information, please visit ANZAMEMS' new website:



Ninth Biennial International Conference

Cultures in Translation

Caulfield Campus, Monash University, Melbourne
12-16 February 2013

Keynote speakers:
Chris Baswell (Columbia University)
Anne Dunlop (Tulane University)
John Najemy (Cornell University)
Charles Zika (University of Melbourne)

For details please visit the website.

Further information may also be sought from the convenors:
Dr Carolyn James
Dr Clare Monagle



For a report on the recent conference in Otago, by participants Julie Ann Smith (University of Sydney) and Eva Schlotheuber (University of Düsseldorf), please visit the Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften's website.


Eighth Biennial International Conference

University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
2-5 February 2011

Keynote speakers:
Professor Alastair Minnis (Yale University)
Professor Michael Hunter (Birkbeck College)
Emeritus Professor Peter Matheson (University of Otago)
Professor Dauvit Broun (Glasgow University)

Please visit the website:

Further information may be sought from the convenors:
Dr Simone Celine Marshall
Dr Judith Collard
Professor Peter Anstey



ANZAMEMS Conference 2008: Alter Orbis

The 7th Biennial International Conference was held at the University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 2-6 December 2008. 

Keynote speakers: Mary Carruthers, Conal Condren, Ruth Evans, Edward James, Rodney Thomson. 

Conference convenors:
Elizabeth Freeman
Jenna Mead 

Conference Web site:


The Sixth Conference of ANZAMEMS was held at the University of Adelaide, South Australia, 7-10 February 2007. Co-convenors: Dr Heather Kerr and Dr Lawrence Warner.

Keynote speakers:

  • Professor Jaynie Anderson, University of Melbourne, author of Tiepolo's Cleopatra (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003); Judith (Éditions du Regard, 1997) Giorgione: The Painter of Poetic Brevity ( Flammarion, 1997)
  • Professor John Ganim, University of California-Riverside , author of Medievalism and Orientalism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), Chaucerian Theatricality (Princeton UP, 1990), and Style and Consciousness in Middle English Literature (Princeton UP, 1983)
  • Dr Vanessa Harding, Birkbeck College London, author of A Short History of Early Modern London (Cambridge UP, 2005); The Dead and the Living in London and Paris, 1500-1670 (Cambridge UP, 2002)
  • Professor David Wallace, University of Pennsylvania , author of Premodern Places (Blackwell, 2005); The Cambridge History of Medieval English Literature (ed.; Cambridge UP, 1999); and Chaucerian Polity: Absolutist Lineages, Associational Forms in England and Italy (Stanford UP, 1997)


Old Worlds, New Worlds: the Fifth Conference of ANZAMEMS was held at the University of Auckland from 2 - 5 February 2005.


Memory and Commemoration: the Fourth Conference of ANZAMEMS was held at the University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, from February 5-8, 2003. The Conference Web site has been archived by the Internet Archive.


The Third Conference, Metamorphoses -- Peoples, Places, Times, was held at the University of Western Australia in Perth in July 2001. The programme for this conference has been archived here as a PDF file (366KB).


A closely related conference, Cultural Encounters in the Indian Pacific Region, 1200-1800 was also held in Perth on 10-13 July 2001 under the aegis of Parergon. The programme for this conference has been archived here as a PDF file (193KB).


The First Conference of ANZAMEMS was held at the Victoria University of Wellington in 1998 and the Second at the University of Sydney in 2000.



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