Ton Hoenselaars of the European Shakespeare Research Association released the following update on the Associations recent and upcoming conferences to SHAKSPER: The Shakespeare Conference.
Between 19 and 22 November 2009, the University of Pisa hosted a highly successful Shakespeare and Conflict conference. Members from many European countries but also from Asia and the US agreed that the conference — organised by Carla Dente and Sara Soncini of the University of Pisa — was a truly memorable event, in terms of the papers given, the lively seminars in which many of us participated, and the social programme.
During the general meeting on the last day of the conference, the President of the Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft, Andreas Hofele, proposed to have the next ESRA conference coincide with the 2011 conference of the Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft, to be held in Weimar (Germany), in April 2011. The members of ESRA unanimously accepted the proposal. The theme of the conference that the German Shakespeare Society and ESRA will be preparing together over the next eighteen months will be “Shakespeare’s Shipwrecks.”
At the Pisa gathering, the members of ESRA elected a new board:
Ton Hoenselaars, Chair (Utrecht University)
Clara Calvo, Conference (University of Murcia)
Marta Gibinska, Treasurer (University of Cracow)
Keith Gregor, Secretary (University of Murcia)
Michael Dobson (Birkbeck, University of London)
Boika Sokolova (University of Notre Dame in London)
Sara Soncini (University of Pisa)
Andreas Hofele (University of Munich)
Do you want to know more about ESRA? Do you want to register as a member? Please, consult the association’s website at <http://www.um.es/shakespeare/esra/>. More information about the Weimar conference will soon be available on the website of the Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft <http://www.shakespeare-gesellschaft.de/en.html>which can also be reached via the ESRA website.