The UBC Medieval Studies Workshops

Since 1971 the Committee for Medieval Studies has sponsored an annual meeting on a topic chosen by the Committee. Normally held in the fall, these meetings bring together scholars from across the world.

44th Annual UBC Medieval Workshop

in conjunction with

The 15th Biennial Romance in Medieval Britain Conference

16th-19th August 2016


The 15th Biennial Romance in Medieval Britain brings more than 60 scholars from 7 different countries to present their research in the field of Medieval Romance in Britain. Romance, a wide-spread popular narrative genre within medieval Europe, saw a profound flowering within the literatures of medieval Britain between the twelfth and early sixteenth centuries. Poets produced romances for a wide range of audiences – courtly, gentry, mercantile, and popular – and upon a dizzying range of subject matter. In medieval Britain romances were produced and consumed in Middle English, Anglo-Norman and Continental French, Latin, Norse, Scots, Welsh, Cornish, and Irish, positioning romance as a genre that is reflective of the cultural and linguistic diversity of the medieval British archipelago.

Held in association with the 44th Annual UBC Medieval Workshop, the conference takes place in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre on UBC’s Point Grey Campus, between Tuesday 16th and Saturday 20th August.

The conference description, information, and the program can be found here: