Call for Organisers: BSLS Winter Symposium 2022

An Online EventProposals due by 30 June

The Winter Symposium is an annual PGR/ECR-led event, with a specific theme proposed by the organisers. This year, the BSLS members at the annual conference expressed particular interest in

·       the Anthropocene,

·       the Material,

·       the Visual, or

·       Translation.


While proposals focused on one of these themes would be particularly welcomed, we encourage potential organisers to move forward with any theme associated with literature and science.

Proposals are invited from postgraduates, and from early career researchers who were recently postgraduates, for a one-day online event on a discrete theme to take place in or around November 2022.

Proposals should be no longer than two sides of A4, and should include a description of the event, details of the organisers, potential speakers (if known) and types of papers, panels or other sessions to be included.

The symposium might also cover research training and career advice alongside showcasing ongoing research. It is hoped that each event will have a ‘non-conference’ feel, and include different types of papers, panels, and ways of sharing knowledge.

The BSLS Executive Committee will support the organisers throughout the process in both administrative and technical matters.

The BSLS will award around £500 in support of the symposium, which should be free to attend if possible.


Proposals should be emailed to Rachel Murray ( by the 30th of June.