The May Sinclair Symposium – programme and registration form

Friday 18th July 2014

We are delighted to announce the programme for the May Sinclair Society Symposium. We had an overwhelming response to our call for papers, and the resultant programme reflects, we think, the wealth and breadth of current Sinclair research. We hope you will join us for what looks set to be an exciting and interesting day!

May Sinclair Symposium Programme

The symposium is a free event, but we ask that all delegates register their attendance by the 27th of June, so we can confirm catering numbers.

The day after the conference (Saturday 19th July) there will be a conference trip to Swaledale Museum, and a guided walk around Swaledale with curator Helen Clifford. The walk will take in Sinclair’s home, the houses on which she based Mary Olivier’s and Dr Rowcliffe’s homes, and some of her habitual walks – all with passages from the books to hand. There will be a nominal cost to this trip, which will include minibus hire, refreshments, and a donation towards the cost of the guided walk. This will be confirmed once numbers are known, but is not expected to be more than £20.

If you would like to join us on the walk, please indicate this on your registration form.

Registration Form May Sinclair Symposium

The symposium will be held at Sheffield Hallam University, The Cantor Building, Room 9020a. For campus maps and further information about Sheffield Hallam’s campus, see the visitors’ guide.

Sheffield Hallam Visitors Guide



May Sinclair Society Introductory Symposium – Call for Papers

The newly-launched May Sinclair Society is to hold its Introductory Symposium on Friday, 18 July 2014. The symposium is organised by the May Sinclair Society: with the support of the Humanities Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University. A keynote talk will be given by Professor Suzanne Raitt of the College of William and Mary, Virginia.

Papers are invited on any aspect of Sinclair’s life and work. Although this will primarily be an academic event, contributions from associates or enthusiasts of Sinclair would be particularly welcome. Please forward 300-word abstracts in a Word document format to by 31 March 2014.

Admission to the event will be free and lunch and refreshments will be provided. There will also be an optional visit to the Swaledale Museum on Saturday 19 July, which includes a guided walk taking in Sinclair’s house and some of the buildings which inspired her settings for Mary Olivier and The Three Sisters. Details will be forwarded along with registration documents.