#AIR Conferences, Workshops and Events


Our next conference in the Anglo-Iberian Relations series will take place in Zafra, Extremadura, Spain, 19-21 October 2017. Further details are available here.





UPDATE (15 April 2017)

Our #CFP is now available!

Abstracts and panel/roundtable descriptions

should be sent no later than by midnight on 2 JUNE 2017 to:


For further details, see our conference website:



UPDATE (3 February 2017)

Please note that our call for papers for #AIR2017 will be made available in March 2017. Information about student bursaries will be released as soon as possible.


Having received feedback from several potential delegates on our range of potential dates and venues, I can confirm that our dates for #AIR2017 will be 19-21 October 2017, and our conference will be held in Zafra, Extremadura, Spain. If you would like any further information about the venues, please do not hesitate to contact Dr Evenden-Kenyon (elizabeth.evenden-kenyon@brunel.ac.uk).

More information about the #CFP will be available in due course. If you have any suggestions for plenary speakers, please do get in touch, as we still have a couple of slots available. We also have a vacancy on our organisation team, so let us know if you’d like to help prepare for this conference and its associated activities. Many thanks.

UPDATE (7 June 2016)

I’m currently in Zafra, Extremadura, with Prof. José Martín-Torrejón (CUNY) to visit potential venues for the next #AIR conference (in 2017). The town offers some high quality venues to house an international conference; our preferred venue is the Parador hotel, which is a 15th-century Palace and the former seat of the the Dukes of Feria.


The Parador and adjacent convent offer excellent accommodation for panels and plenaries, and there are many break-out spaces for coffee, discussions and down-time (not least a splendid pool area).

Accommodation in the town is also readily available, to suit every budget. If you are a student and on a tight budget (although remember will be offering bursaries!) the hostels in town can offer rooms for six for as little c. $60! Zafra is accessible via public transport (c. 1 hour from Seville).

More information will be provided here in the coming weeks. Our tentative dates – if we come to Zafra – are 19-21 October 2017 (returning to Mértola in 2018). Please do get in touch if you have any feedback or questions.


UPDATE (28 April 2016)

 Our new conference webpage for #AIR2017 is up and running. Please see the follow address for details about getting involved in conference organisation:


More information about the conference, including the CFP will be announced on the conference webpage in due course, with regular updates on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/815316395154635/) and via @codexhistoria on Twitter also.

If you are interested in joining our #AIR2017 conference organisation team, please see:


In autumn 2016, a new webpage will detail the research findings and activities associated with the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Project, ‘Conflict, Coalition and the Press in Early Modern Europe’ (European Commission, CONCOPRESS, 2012-16), which will include additional information on this continuing series of conferences, as well as workshops and showcases for researchers in the field of early modern Anglo-Iberian studies.

#AIR Showcases

Are you a grad student, working on any aspect of Anglo-Iberian history/literature/culture? Following on from the success of our inaugural event at the Institute of Historical Research in London, we are pleased to announce that a series of #AIR Showcases are now in preparation for late 2016 and throughout 2017. If you would like to take part in an #AIR event in London, showcasing graduate work in the field, please let me know.

Dates are yet to be confirmed but we expect to hold events in the lead-up to our next international conference in the spring of 2017. There will be the opportunity to discuss any aspect of your research and/or outreach work in the field, and to make a vodcast for the concopress.com website (which will include a #AIR contacts page, to facilitate communication between scholars in the field).

Contact: elizabeth.evenden@brunel.ac.uk

#AIR2015 (our inaugural conference)

Details of the inaugural conference for the #AIR series (which took place in April 2015) can be found on the conference website:


Many thanks to all those who joined us for what proved to be a highly stimulating and very joyous occasion (including a conference dinner when everybody danced!). Our next conference is currently scheduled for 20-22 April 2017, and preparations are already underway.

If you are interested in joining the Organisation Committee for #AIR2017, please see the website detailed above

#AIR Network: Anglo-Iberian Relations, from the Medieval to the Modern

Preparations are underway for the launch of the Network and its page on the concopress.com website in 2016. More information will follow here in due course.

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