York 2023: Information


The pre-final programme is now available but may still be subject to minor changes. The abstracts booklet is also now available. All times are given in GMT/UTC UK time. The conference has two parallel sessions of talks throughout, except for keynotes.

We regret that Lina Choueiri has had to withdraw her keynote presentation due to current events.  We are grateful to Chris Lucas for stepping in as an alternate.


Registration to attend the conference (in person) and conference dinner has now closed. 

Online attendance 

If you wish to attend the conference online we are offering a free online attendance option. You can register to attend by completing this Google Form.

Conference dinner

The conference dinner will be at 7pm on Thursday 9th November at Bab Tooma restaurant located in the historic centre of York. Food will be served from a buffet menu offering a mix of vegan, vegetarian and meat dishes, with a fresh juice drink to start and tea to finish. The restaurant is unlicensed, which means that those who wish to drink alcohol can ‘bring a bottle’ (there is a good small supermarket next door).

Accommodation in York

A small amount of on campus accommodation is available in Franklin House (booking enquiries must be made by email – there is no online booking).  There is a large choice of private accommodation in York which you can browse via the Visit York website.


The conference is hosted by the Humanities Research Centre at the University of York, which is easy to find at the heart of the university campus. The second room for talks on Friday is D/L/037 in Derwent College – here is a link to a walking map between the two rooms, but please also look out for paper signs along the route towards the room.


The campus itself is easy to reach from York rail station by all means of transport. If you are arriving from overseas and plan to fly to the UK please check our advice on how to get to York from different UK airports.


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