41st International Conference
 of the Haskins Society (2022)

University of Richmond (Richmond, VA)

Words of Welcome...
(from Prof. Joanna Drell, Conference Director)

As director of the 41st Annual Haskins Society Conference, I am delighted to welcome you to Richmond, Virginia. The University of Richmond is proud to be the home of the International Conference of the Haskins Society for 2022-24, a sojourn made possible by the generous support of multiple bodies across the university, along with assistance from Longwood University in Farmville, VA.

We are all simultaneously excited and nervous to return to an in-person conference after the years and oceans of social distancing that many of us have experienced. We fully recognize that the pandemic is far from over, and many risks cannot be fully controlled. The voices of our community have been clear that, as much as possible, they want the best of both worlds, and so the 2022 Conference is going to operate in a hybrid format.

The interest of fellow scholars over the summer has been immensely gratifying as the Call for Papers yielded a bumper crop of applicants.  It has been an almost agreeable headache amongst the conference organizers to balance the twin pressures of loading up the schedule without overloading attendees.

Suffice it to say (before you go look at the actual Program) that we have been fortunate to field an array of panels and papers that showcase both up-and-coming scholars as well as established voices. Likewise, the topics showcase both the Society's traditional range of scholarly foci as well as the possibilities opened by new approaches to the Middle Ages. If all goes as hoped, we should be energized and exhausted by the conference's wrap-up on Sunday.

As 2022 is our inaugural year in Richmond, we do ask people's patience as we relaunch the conference both in a new site and in person. Prior conferences (not least of all during the pandemic!) have set a high bar that we intend to reach again, maybe even to nudge further.

In Brief...

(full details via the menu tabs above)

28-30 October 2022

Registration will open in the months just before the conference, around late Auguste/early September.

Featured Speakers

  • Cord Whitaker, Wellesley
  • Frances Andrews, St. Andrews
  • Anne Lester, Johns Hopkins


Mock Interviews: As part of the Society's ongoing commitment to aiding graduate students, we hope to continue our tradition of hosting mock job interviews by senior scholars. Please contact Laura Gathagan if you’d like to schedule a mock interview.


Jepson Alumni Center @ the University of Richmond

Zoom Link (as needed/arranged)

Bethell Prize

Papers by graduate students, untenured faculty, and independent scholars are eligible for the Denis Bethell Prize.

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