The 22nd Biennial Congress took place in Durham on the 11th-14th July as planned, but the Conference Hub (containing recordings of all the academic sessions) is still available to delegates.
It will be available until the 12th October – at which point, the Conference Hub, and all the material on it, will be deleted. Please make use of it before then!
The Hub (and all the material on it) will cease to exist on 12th October, 2022.
This is where all of the conference's online content, including both its livestreams and its recorded content, will be hosted.
The hub is a live system. Not only will you see various changes and adjustments to the program (in response to changes requested by delegates), but there will also be new functions gradually appearing.
This is where you can pay for registration, accommodation, dinners, excursions etc.
Speaker Resource Centre
This is where attendees can go to upload material to the conference, and to manage their attendee profiles.
To access the Attendee Hub and the Speaker Resource Centre, you need to be a registered delegate.
Once you have registered, please allow several days for your details to be transferred to the Hub.
How to Get the Conference App
The Conference App (called Cvent Events) will enable you to access the Attendee Hub via your mobile phone. Once you have downloaded the app, search for "Chaucer" and our event should appear. You will then be able to log in using the email address you gave us when registering.
In July 2022, the New Chaucer Society will be coming to "the land of the Prince-Bishops" – to the ancient cathedral city of Durham, in the north-east of England. The 22nd Biennial Congress will take place at the University of Durham's brand-new Teaching and Learning Centre from Monday the 11th of July to Thursday the 14th July.
This conference was originally due to take place in July 2020, but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The programme will include a reception in the Cloisters, followed by a special concert for delegates in Durham Cathedral. There will be options to dine in the Great Hall of Durham's Castle in both Tuesday the 12th and Thursday the 14th. There will also be a choice of excursions on Friday the 15th.
The conference will have a substantial online presence, via its dedicated hub, and the accompanying app (see links above). All of its academic content will be available to all delegates (and only to delegates) via this hub, and will remain available for 90 days after the conference ends. Academic sessions in Durham will all be both livestreamed and recorded.
For those unable to attend the conference in person, there will be an option to register as a virtual delegate, and to submit papers in digital form (via the Speaker Resource Centre). All of these digitally submitted papers will also be available to all delegates via the hub, both during the conference and for 90 days afterwards.
Information about the Congress, the city and how to reach it can be found on these pages (which also contain suggestions for places to visit). Detailed information about the structure of the conference – including, for example, about the relationship between in-person and "virtual" participation – can be found here.
The Congress is taking place with generous financial support from:
- The Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Durham University: https://www.dur.ac.uk/arts.humanities/
- The New Chaucer Society: http://newchaucersociety.org
- Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Durham University: https://www.durham.ac.uk/research/institutes-and-centres/medieval-early-modern-studies/
- The Department of English Studies, Durham University: https://www.dur.ac.uk/english.studies/
- Palace Green Library: https://www.dur.ac.uk/palace.green/
Concert by the Northern Consort
Durham Cathedral Nave
Monday 11th July, 2022: 9pm
Open only to registered NCS Congress delegates and guests of the choir only (not a public event).
This event will not be recorded. (For various practical and technical reasons this was not possible.)
You can access the concert programme here:
People involved in the organisation of the conference currently include:
(All based in Durham unless *asterisked)
with special thanks to *Peter Foggitt
Simon Lee (saxophone)
Manuscripts Catalogue and Showings
Palace Green Library
special thanks to:
NCS Program Committee (2022)
NCS Program Committee (2020)
with special thanks to George Martin
Durham University Computing and Information Services (CIS)
Department of English Studies
with special thanks to John Nash
Boydell and Brewer
special thanks to *Caroline Palmer
Apologies if we have missed anybody off this list.
Any errors or omissions will be gratefully corrected.
So many people have helped and supported this conference in so many ways; and we are grateful to you all!
The New Chaucer Society
You need to be a fully paid-up member of the New Chaucer Society Conference in order to attend this conference.
Registration for the 2022 Congress is now closed.