ANZAMEMS Conference Postponed Until Mid-2022.

We have been closely monitoring the situation in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential impact upon the ‘Reception and Emotion’ conference.

Based on current Australian Government advice, we have decided to postpone the conference until mid-2022. The new conference dates are 27–30 June 2022!

We are mindful of uncertainty prompted by the outbreak and cannot predict what impact it will have in the coming weeks and months.


Our primary concern is the health and safety of all involved in the conference, and we are aware of the need to ensure the conference is as safe an environment as possible for all.

The conference will now be a hybrid conference, with both online and in-person presentation and attendance catered for.

Our Call for Papers and applications for Prizes and Bursaries remain open and now close on Monday 10 January 2022. Applications for the ANZAMEMS Seminar on the topic 'How to Deal with Rhetoric’ also close on 10 January 2022.

We look forward to seeing you in Perth in 2022! Updates about the conference will be posted on this website as details are confirmed.

Image: Mona Lisa in Deep Space 8K. Credit: Ars Electronica / Robert Bauernhansl.

The Thirteenth Biennial ANZAMEMS Conference will be held at The University of Western Australia and online!

The topic is: Reception and Emotion


The conference will be held from 27–30 June 2022 and will include an ANZAMEMS Seminar.


The Call for Papers has now opened. The closing date for applications has been extended to 10 January 2022.

Applications for Bursaries & Prizes are open, and now close on 10 January 2022.

The conference hashtag is #anza22

About ANZAMEMS 2022

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Acknowledgement of Country

We wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land we are meeting on, the Whadjuk (Perth region) people. We wish to acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.


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ANZAMEMS exists to promote and foster all aspects of Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern Studies in Australia and New Zealand, and to establish and nurture productive professional friendships between scholars working in these areas.

ANZAMEMS has members from universities in Australia, New Zealand, and all over the world, as well as independent scholars. Membership is open to all interested researchers working in any of the fields of medieval and early modern studies.

Every two years the ANZAMEMS community gathers at a host university in either Australia or New Zealand for our Biennial International Conference in medieval and early modern studies. Our conference allows us to regularly renew our intellectual and friendship ties with our colleagues, warmly welcomes postgraduate students, offers internationally renowned collegiality, and attracts participants from around the world.

The Association actively supports postgraduates and early career researchers by offering Prizes and Bursaries to those attending our Biennial International Conference and through our commitment to fund annual Training Seminars.

Formed in 1996 by the merger of ANZAMRS (Australian and New Zealand Association of Medieval and Renaissance Studies) and AHMEME (Australian Historians of Medieval and Early Modern Europe), 2021 marks ANZAMEMS' 25th Anniversary!


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