Screen capture from the Barking Abbey Plays, one of the productions from the Medieval Convent Drama Project

Friday 12 Saturday 13 April 2019


Peoples and Places: Networks, Communities, and Early Theatre


University of Fribourg, Switzerland


The 2019 Medieval English Theatre Meeting, celebrating 40 years of METh, will be on 12-13 April at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, hosted by Elisabeth Dutton and Olivia Robinson. The theme will be Peoples and Places: Networks, Communities, and Early Theatre.



On the previous day (Thursday 11 April) and in the same location there will be a Postgraduate and Early Career Symposium run by the Early English Drama and Performance Network (registration free but space limited).




This is a special celebration METh conference, in honour of the organisation's 40th anniversary, and is therefore longer than the traditional one-day conference. We encourage conference attendees to consider arriving in time to join the EEDPN delegates for dinner on the evening of 11 April; METh attendees might also wish to consider staying in Fribourg until 14 April to witness the Palm Sunday procession in town, and other local medieval and theatrical delights.

Transport: We understand that a longer stay in Switzerland will add to costs for delegates; flying mid-week is, however, usually cheaper and booking early also ensures reasonable fares. Easyjet, Swiss, and British Airways offer good low-cost fares if booked well in advance: Fribourg is easily accessible from Geneva, Zurich, and Basel airports.
Food and accommodation are both expensive in Switzerland, but we are all set to help! We have sponsorship to keep registration fees low (these include lunches and coffees); we hope to offer some graduate bursaries; we are happy to help with finding affordable accommodation options.

More details will follow on our website. Watch this space.




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