Call for Papers

38th International Conference of the Haskins Society

8-10 November 2019

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

The Haskins Society invites submission of proposals on all areas of the Society’s interests.  These include (but are not limited to!) Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman, Viking, Plantagenet, and Capetian periods and regions.

The featured speakers in 2019 include:

  • Jean-François Nieus (Namur)
  • Fiona Griffiths (Stanford)
  • Simon Yarrow (Birmingham)


In addition to these three featured speakers, conference attendees are also welcome to attend the 2019 Dorothy Ford Wiley Lecture, to be held on Thursday evening and presented by Charity Urbanski (Washington)


For paper and panel submissions, please send a 250 word abstract and For panels, provide a one-page rationale for the panel in addition to the information for each paper. Panel organizers are encouraged to contact the conference organizers in advance of their submission.  Papers by graduate students, untenured faculty, and independent scholars are eligible for the Denis Bethell Prize. For details, see the "Denis Bethell Prize" link in our website menus.

The deadline for all proposals is 10 July.


We also invite submissions for two alternative forms of presentation and participation:

  • 1)      New Research Forum

On Friday morning, the conference will host a New Research Forum to highlight and discuss new research or work in progress. Modeled on “flash sessions,” presenters will have five minutes to explain their projects as a prelude to in-depth small group discussions. Presenters will be listed in the program and should send a one paragraph abstract and c.v. to and include the word “Forum” in the address line. 

  • 2)      Thursday Afternoon/Evening Mock Interviews

To support graduate student members of the Haskins Society in their career development, the Haskins Conference will again offer the opportunity to have mock job interviews with senior scholars on Thursday afternoon and evening. Please contact Nicholas Paul ( to indicate interest.


Bursaries for Graduate Students

The Society and UNC are making available a number of bursaries to [post]graduate students to facilitate participation in the conference. Two bursaries of $250 will be available to students registered in a university or equivalent institution in North and Central America. Three bursaries of $500 each will be available to students, similarly registered at a university or equivalent, from all other parts of the world. The bursaries comprise payment of three night's accommodation in the conference hotel.

In order to apply, please so indicate when submitting your proposal to give a paper or to take part in the New Research Forum. Please also include a statement, 300-400 words in length, that situates your proposal within your wider research trajectory and explains how participation in the Haskins Society conference will aid both your academic and career-development goals.


Accommodation information and links will be available in August

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