Welcome to MESS 2012 Website!

The Medieval English Studies Symposium ever since its very beginning has served as a meeting point bringing together specialist in the areas of medieval research. The Symposium encourages all diachronic oriented initiatives and serves as a forum for discussion to all interested in the history of the English language. The conference is organised by the School of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan.

The School of English is pleased to announce the 11th Medieval English Studies Symposium to be held 17-18th November 2012 at Adam Mickiewicz University. This year we hope to attract researchers investigating the linguistic intricacies in the medieval period of the history of the English language. The MESS11 organizers wish to especially encourage contributions centred around the theme of standardisation, however, papers devoted to other diachronic topics are also most welcome.



  • -- 5/11/2012 --
  • MESS2012 final programme
    Please notice a few changes in the final version of the MESS 2012 programme

  • -- 9/10/2012 --
  • MESS2012 preliminary programme
    The MESS2012 preliminary programme has been uploaded to website

  • -- 16/07/2012 --
  • 2nd circular & Call For Papers
    The second circular has been uploaded to MESS2012 website

  • -- 29/05/2012 --
  • ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED
  • We would like to inform you that the abstract submission deadline for the 11th Medieval English Studies Symposium has been extended till 15th July 2012. We look forward to your submissions.
  • -- 16/02/2012 --
  • 1st circular & Call For Papers
    The first circular has been uploaded to MESS2012 website

  • -- 28/04/2010 --
  • Website has been created