The Shakespearean Authorship Trust (SAT) has scheduled its 2015 conference for Sunday, November 22 at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. This year’s title is “Shakespeare’s Histories”. The SAT has issued a call for papers on the topic with a deadline of May 22, 2015.
SAT trustee Julia Cleave shared this information from the SAT call for papers:
The SAT fosters a collegial, non-partisan approach to the authorship question, and papers should not advocate for a specific candidate or depend for their argument on the biography of a specific candidate. (Separate submissions making the case for a specific authorship candidate in the context of Shakespeare’s Histories will be considered for possible inclusion in the conference brochure. These should be limited to a single side of A4, and submitted to the SAT by 5pm on Friday 31st October.) Proposals should be grounded in original research and demonstrate a forensic attitude to evidence.
Papers should be of interest and relevance to anyone interested in the author known as Shakespeare, and interrogate the Shakespeare plays and poems and those of his contemporaries together with Shakespeare’s sources and contemporary records and documents.
Videos of presentations from previous SAT conferences are available on the video page of the SAT website.
Mark Rylance and Sir Derek Jacoby perform at SAT 2014 conference at The Globe.