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XXVIth Congress of the International Arthurian Society
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Due to concerns related to the coronavirus emergency, the XXVI IAS / SIA Congress has been cancelled.
Participants who have already paid the registration fee, must send the info (account, IBAN, BIC/SWIFT) for the refund to


It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the XXVIth Congress of the International Arthurian Society at Catania University, Italy, held on July 19th - 25th 2020.

The congress themes are as follows:
Arthurian Alterities
Arthurian Iconographies
Retelling, resumption, repeating
Paratexts in Arthurian manuscripts
Places of Arthurian emotion

Plenary lectures
Carlos Alvar (Genève)
Keith Busby (Wisconsin)
Annie Combes (Nantes)
Anatole Pierre Fuksas (Cassino)
Matthias Meyer (Wien)
Antonio Pioletti (Catania)

Key dates


    Abstract Submission

    Until 15 November 2019


    Notification of Applicants

    31 December 2019


    Congress Registration
    Early Bird

    From 15 September 2019 to 31 May 2020


    Congress Registration

    From 1 June to 5 July 2020



    From 19 to 25 July 2020


Local Organizing Committee

Eliana Creazzo, Gaetano Lalomia, Antonio Pioletti

Scientific Committee

Fabrizio Cigni, Maria Colombo, Eliana Creazzo, Barbara Ferrari, Anatole Pierre Fuksas, Massimiliano Gaggero, Gaetano Lalomia, Lino Leonardi, Marisa Meneghetti, Antonio Pioletti, Arianna Punzi, Roberto Tagliani


The congress will take place at the Benedictine Monastery of San Nicolò l'Arena, Piazza Dante 32, Catania (Italy).

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Registration fees

Early Bird100 €
Standard120 €
PhD and independent students50 €
Accompanying people60 €

Congress dinner
35 €
Excursion to Syracuse
20 €
Etna excursion
35 €

Programme Overview

July 19th - 25th 2020

Sunday 19
Evening reception
Tuesday 21
National Branch Meeting
Wednesday 22
Etna excursion (in the afternoon)
Tursday 23
Meeting of the International Committee + General Assembly
Conference Dinner
Saturday 25
Excursion to Syracuse (one day)

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