24 July – Quiz Night

We will be holding a fundraising Quiz Night at The Ellington Jazz Club, 191-193 Beaufort St, Perth, from 6.30 pm.  More details will be posted soon.

Apologies, but the venue is not wheelchair accessible…

Thursday 11 April – talk

6.30 pm, Arts Lecture Room 4

Emeritus Professor Richard Read will present a talk, ‘A Very Long-Distance Contrast: Duccio’s Maestà (1308), Edward Hopper’s Self Portrait (1925–30) and the Emergence of Easel Paintings’.

Further details are available here. And a poster is here.

Wednesday 6 March – AGM

6.30 pm, Arts Lecture Room 4, UWA

Annual General Meeting, followed at 7.00 pm by presentations by Glenn McKnight and Louise Pitcher, talking about their exciting current research projects.

Louise will be talking on Contextualising the Chemise à la Reine Gown; Glen on Recurrence and Revolution: Ancient Orphism in Early Modern Reception and Radical Politics.

Further details at Programme – 2024

You can download a poster here.

2023 Conference a success

PMRG’s thirtieth conference, Fate & Fortune, was a success, with stimulating papers ranging from Beowulf to Shakespeare and Milton, via Old Norse-Icelandic sagas, eleventh-century climate change and monastic medicinal prognosis, an ecocritical look at Scottish chronicles and literature, and a comparative analysis of three texts, from Europe, India, and China. Contributors attended either in person or livestreaming from as far as the USA and Europe. It was kickstarted by Kirk Essary’s keynote on Erasmus’s views on fortune and fate as seen in his Adagia and letters, followed by a brief history of PMRG highlighting our debt to its ‘onlie begetter’, Chris Wortham, who presented a paper forty-two years after his first for PMRG in 1981. Those attending in person networked over tea breaks and lunch, and at an informal gathering at Steve’s Hotel.

End-of-year picnic

On Friday, 8 December, there will be an informal end-of-year picnic for members and friends, who are asked to bring a plate, drinks and good cheer!

It will start from 6.00 pm on the Matilda Bay foreshore, just to the left (when facing the river) of the Bayside Kitchen kiosk.