The annual meeting was held at Emmanuel College, Cambridge on 25 and 26 March.
Friday 25 March
2.15pm Committee Meeting
4pm Business Meeting
4.30pm Demolishing Babel, or the Pleasures of Philology, Dr Ruth Morgan
7pm Conference Dinner
8.45pm The European Community and its Parliament, Anthony Simpson T.D. , Member of the European Parliament
Anthony Simpson represented Northamptonshire as a Conservative MEP from 1979 to 1987, and then again between 1989 and 1994.
9.30am Allegory and Symbol – some aspects of medieval literary practice, Professor R.A. Wisbey (King’s College London)
R.A. Wisbey was a Fellow of Downing College, Cambridge before becoming Professor of German at King’s College London. He was a pioneer in what is now known as Digital Humanities, founding the Centre for Literary and Linguistic Computing at Cambridge in 1963. Subsequently, the Centre became the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing, and later the European Association for Digital Humanities.
11.30am Zola’s Germinal: the Politics of a Revolutionary Text, Dr Robert Lethbridge (Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge)