The Annual International Conference

Annual Conference 2015

The 41st Annual International Conference of the Joseph Conrad Society UK will be held at the Polish Cultural Centre (P.O.S.K.) in Hammersmith, West London, and the University Women's Club in Mayfair, from Thursday 2 July to Saturday 4 July 2015.

The deadline for submission of abstracts (of about 300 words) is 1 May 2015. They should be sent in MS Word format to Hugh Epstein, Honorary Secretary of the Joseph Conrad Society UK, at: Download the Call for Papers here.

Conference details and the programme of speakers will be posted here as they become available. Conference registration, booking and costs will be posted in early 2015.


All conference participants who are not already members of the Society are required to take out membership for one year.


This is a non-residential conference, and participants are invited to make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation. We have reserved a number of rooms at the University Women's Club (open to both genders!), and if this option appeals to you we recommend that you book directly as soon as possible. Contact Simona by email, or by phone 020 7499 2268. See the University Women's Club website for more details.

Further options: For a list of hotels within range of the Polish Centre in West London, with costs and availability, click here. For cheaper hostel accommodation near the British Library, search online for The Generator Hostel and Clink 78 Hostel.

Travel Grants 2015

The Joseph Conrad Society is normally able to provide travel grants to participants presenting a paper and having no recourse to institutional funding.

The Gail Fraser Memorial Travel Grant is open to younger scholars and has no restrictions in that a travel grant from the Society may concurrently be held, and the Juliet McLauchlan Travel Grant is expected mainly to aid attendance by those whose papers have been scheduled for presentation.

Grants will be awarded on a basis of need. Full details of the 2015 awards, including application forms, addresses and contact information, will be posted in early spring of next year.



Conference Archives 2005-2014

Information about Society conferences from 2005-2014, including programmes and links to photographs, may be accessed at: Conrad Conference Archives.







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