SOTS Meetings


The Society holds two conferences each year, a Winter Meeting (usually in the first week of January) and a Summer Meeting (usually in the third week of July).

Details of the papers given at past conferences are available.

If this will be your first meeting at SOTS, advice for newcomers is below.

Future Meetings

Winter Meeting 2016, 4th-6th January 2016, at Collingwood College, Durham Summer Meeting 2016, 25th-28th July 2016, Hulme Hall, Manchester

Recent Meetings

The most recent meetings were:

Summer Meeting 2015, 20th – 23rd July 2015, University of Edinburgh Winter Meeting 2015, 5th - 7th January 2015, at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. Summer Meeting 2014, 21st – 24th July 2014, at St Hilda’s College, Oxford. This was followed by a special day conference on 24th July at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, in honour of Professor John Day.

Winter Meeting 2014, 6th - 8th January 2014, at Collingwood College, Durham.

Summer Meeting 2013, 22nd–25th July 2013, at Bangor University, Bangor. Winter Meeting 2013, 2nd–4th January 2013, at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.

Conference Grants

The Society is able to award each year a number of ‘conference grants’ (‘bursaries’) to assist those who would otherwise be unable to attend a Meeting. You should bear in mind that grants are for members or for persons who are seriously considering membership rather than for occasional guests, that they are intended to meet cases of genuine need (and so are not normally available to those who are in full-time employment), and that they are intended to ‘top up’ resources rather than meet all costs associated with attending a Meeting (and so the normal maximum for a grant is the package price minus the booking fee). An application form is available on the SOTS website, or alternatively applicants may write to the Secretary (Dr David Shepherd, Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland) at least one week before the cut-off date for discount-price bookings for the relevant Meeting.

Paper Proposals

The Programme Sub-Committee is pleased to receive proposals for papers — particularly for shorter papers (25 minutes), though longer papers (50 minutes) may also be proposed — as well as for workshops and other sessions. All proposals should be sent to the Secretary (Dr David Shepherd, Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland) by the end of November (for the forthcoming Summer Meeting) or by the end of June (for the forthcoming Winter Meeting). For academic papers, offers of short presentations (25 minutes) are particularly welcome, but longer presentations (50 minutes) may also be proposed.