The Society holds two conferences each year, a Winter Meeting (usually in the first week of January) and a Summer Meeting (usually in the third week of July).
Details of the papers given at past conferences are available.
If this will be your first meeting at SOTS, advice for newcomers is below.
Summer Meeting, 12-14 July 2021, fully online
Winter Meeting 2021, 5–7 January 2021, fully online
Winter Meeting 2020, 6–8 January 2020, Jubilee Campus, Nottingham
Summer Meeting 2019, Worcester College, Oxford
Winter Meeting 2019, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Summer Meeting 2018, Durham
Winter Meeting 2018, Nottingham
Centenary Summer Meeting 2017, King’s College London
Centenary Winter Meeting 2017, Cripps Hall, Nottingham
Summer Meeting 2016, Hulme Hall, Manchester
Winter Meeting 2016, Collingwood College, Durham
The Society is able to award each year a number of ‘conference grants’ (‘bursaries’) to assist those who would otherwise be unable to attend a Meeting. You should bear in mind that grants are for members or for persons who are seriously considering membership rather than for occasional guests, that they are intended to meet cases of genuine need (and so are not normally available to those who are in full-time employment), and that they are intended to ‘top up’ resources rather than meet all costs associated with attending a Meeting (and so the normal maximum for a grant is the package price minus the booking fee). An application form is available on the SOTS website, or alternatively applicants may write to the Secretary (Dr David Shepherd, Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland) at least one week before the cut-off date for discount-price bookings for the relevant Meeting.
Members wishing to read a paper or conduct a workshop or other session at a forthcoming Meeting should write to the Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org), giving a title and brief summary of the proposed paper or session, by the end of June (for the Meeting the following summer) or the end of November (for the Meeting the following Winter). The Programme Sub-Committee will respond to all proposals received. For academic papers, offers of shorter presentations (25 minutes) are particularly welcome, but longer presentations (50 minutes) may also be proposed.