Call for Papers: 48th International Byron Conference

48th International Byron Conference

Dedicated to the 200th Anniversary of Lord Byron’s Death

1-7 July 2024
Athens – Messolonghi, Greece
Theme of this conference: "Byron: The Pilgrim of Eternity"


2024 marks the bicentennial of Lord Byron’s death in Messolonghi, where he had travelled to advance the cause of Greek independence. His passing ended the meteoric, scandalous career of a man whose life, thought, and work continue to influence art and culture to the present day – a poet perhaps best known by the epithet that Percy Shelley gave him: “the Pilgrim of Eternity.”

Two hundred years after Byron’s death, the International Association of Byron Societies, representing over a dozen nations, will assemble in Greece to honour Byron, discuss his work, assess its place within the Romantic movement, and explore his afterlife and lasting impact on global culture.


Submission of Proposals
The Academic Committee solicits proposals of roughly 250 words for presentations considering any aspect of Byron's life, work, and influence, with particular emphasis on bicentennial reflections on Byron as'Pilgrim of Eternity'.

Send proposals by 22 JANUARY 2024 to Peter Graham (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) chair of the Academic Committee, which also includes Roderick Beaton, Stephen Minta, Naji Oueijan, Maria Schoina, and Andrew Stauffer.

Please include your academic title and institutional affiliation (if any) in your proposal.


For the General Program please send an email to Rodanthi-Rosa Florou (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Chair of the Organizing Committee.


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