Welcome to the IBC2020

The 2020 Conference of the International Association of Byron Societies will be held at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki from 29th June to 5th July. The 46th IBC will explore how war in all its meanings, symbolisms, and manifestations influenced Byron’s words and worlds, and shaped his poetic and political sensibility. Drawing on recent scholarship in Romantic studies, it will also explore Romantic authors’ preoccupations with war, and how these intersected with Byron’s.

We look forward to welcoming you in Thessaloniki, a city with a history of more than 2,300 years. The second largest city of Greece, Thessaloniki boasts numerous monuments dating to diverse historical periods, which coexist in a singular way and manifest the city’s multicultural and cosmopolitan nature.

Abstract Submission

Learn more by visiting our call for papers web page

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For enquiries, please contact us at the IBC2020 email



Deadline for abstract submissions: 31st January 2020

Notification of acceptance: 29th February 2020


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Note on the Programme

The academic sessions of the conference will end on the evening of Friday 3rd July. There will be an optional trip to Ioannina, Ali-Pasha’s capital visited by Byron in 1809, on Saturday 4th July with an overnight stay. Information on registration, accommodation, and the social programme of the conference will be posted later on the Conference Website.