External Funding Opportunities

The International Medievalisms Conference is able to offer a limited number of small travel bursaries to our early career speakers (including students). There are also various subject- or discipline-specific organisations which offer bursaries for conference travel. There is a selection listed below, but if you are aware of others, please email us or tweet us, and … Continue reading External Funding Opportunities


Medieval Stories for Victorian Children (Dublin History Festival 2018)

In October, I was invited to participate in one of the Irish Research Council's sessions at the Dublin History Festival. My task was to tell a general audience about my work in five minutes, with the help of five PowerPoint slides. I decided to talk about two children's adaptations of the thirteenth-century German epic, the Nibelungenlied, … Continue reading Medieval Stories for Victorian Children (Dublin History Festival 2018)

International Medievalisms: Travel Information

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to the International Medievalisms Conference at Maynooth University. The conference will take place in the Iontas Building, which is on the University's North Campus. This is within walking distance from the railway station and several bus stops. Maynooth is about 26km (16 miles) outside Dublin, and … Continue reading International Medievalisms: Travel Information

Call for Papers

For information only. The Call for Papers is now closed.  Proposals are invited for papers for a conference on International Medievalisms in June 2019, sponsored by the Irish Research Council. Plenary Speakers: Dr Nadia Altschul (Glasgow) and Dr Andrew Elliott (Lincoln) In 2014, Louise D’Arcens and Andrew Lynch defined international medievalism as ‘a domain of cultural practice … Continue reading Call for Papers

An English ‘Nibelungenlied’ Translator in Berlin

In 1846, King Frederick William IV of Prussia invited his English friend, the translator Jonathan Birch, to choose apartments in one of his royal palaces. But what possible interest could that have for a medievalist? As it happens, Birch was the first person to produce a ‘complete’ English translation ('translation' is a word which potentially … Continue reading An English ‘Nibelungenlied’ Translator in Berlin