Aix-en-Provence 6-9 July 2016


Aix-en-Provence (France) 6-9 July 2016

The Eighth Triennial Conference of the International John Bunyan Society will take place in Aix-en-Provence from Wednesday 6 to Saturday 9 July 2016 under the auspices of the Research Centres for Anglophone Studies of Aix-Marseille and Montpellier University.

CFP posterPlenary speakers: Alec Ryrie (Durham), Andrew Spicer (Oxford Brookes), Alexandra Walsham (Cambridge), Helen Wilcox (Bangor).

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Practical details


Aix market, By Wolf Meusel (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Aix market, By Wolf Meusel (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The conference will take place in the seventeenth-century surroundings of ‘La Baume’, among acres of land, just a few minutes from the town centre. La Baume also provides straightforward accommodation; doctoral students, young researchers and those not in full-time employment will be given priority. For others, hotel recommendations will be posted on this website.

La Baume Conference Centre, AIx-en-Provence


In keeping with  the IJBS’s tradition, the conference will open on the Wednesday afternoon with a plenary, followed by dinner. There will be papers on Thursday 7 July, Friday 8 July (in the morning; the afternoon will be devoted to an excursion to Arles) and Saturday 9 July.

The conference will culminate and come to a close on Saturday night with a banquet, where the winner of the Richard L. Greaves Prize will be announced. Delegates may wish to return home on Sunday 10 July or take the opportunity to explore Provence with its reputation for fine food and wine, as well as magnificent Mediterranean countryside and sea resorts. Marseilles, the Lubéron and the Côte d’Azur are all within easy reach, and the area boasts some extensive vineyards.


Early July is also the time of the world-famous Aix lyrical festival, so there will be plenty to do for music lovers as well, should you wish to stay in Aix before or after the conference.

Please be aware that the festival stretches the hotel capacity of this small town to the limit and that you are therefore advised to book your hotel months in advance to avoid disappointment!