Thursday 11 April – talk

6.30 pm, Arts Lecture Room 4

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

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.



2022 PMRG Conference – Registration and Programme

Registration is now open for the 2022 PMRG conference ‘Colonialism: Subaltern Voices, Contested Histories, Subverted Spaces’ at

The conference will be  held on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 October at the UWA EZone Building (North) in Fairway, Nedlands.

The full programme with abstracts is available here. (All times are AWST which is eight hours ahead of UTC/GMT) 

The hybrid conference can be attended in-person or online with full facilities available for each session via Zoom.