SELIM conferences are held as three-day events and follow the traditional pattern of plenary lectures and panel sessions.
Plenary lectures are delivered by leading international figures in the field and address subjects that range from historical linguistics and Old and Middle English literature, through paleography and book culture in medieval England, to the reception of pre-modern English texts.
Varied aspects of the linguistic, literary, and material features pertaining to Old and Middle English manuscripts and texts, their historical contexts and transmission, are also explored in thematic panels of individual papers.
Both plenaries and panels schedule time for audience discussion.
Our conferences take great care to programme social events for the enjoyment of all participants and accompanying persons. These are intended to provide a worthwhile opportunity, not only to bring people together, but also to get to know Spain and its main cultural landmarks.