Conference programme

The programme will comprise research papers, group presentations and lecture recitals, including keynote addresses by Professor Derek Scott (University of Leeds) and Professor Christina Bashford (University of Illinois). 


Various registration packages are available. Further information can be found on the MNCB registration page.

Venue and Travel

All conference sessions will take place within the Bramall Music Building and adjoining Aston Webb Building on the University of Birmingham campus. Further information regarding travel to the University, the conference venues and accessibility can be found on the venue and travel page.


A list of hotels and bed and breakfasts in the local area can be found on the MNCB accommodation page.

Food and drink

MNCB conference registration includes refreshments and a cold buffet lunch each day, but does not include breakfast or evening meals. A list of outlets on the University campus can be found on the food and drink page, along with suggested restaurants in the local area. There will be a Conference Dinner on the evening of 29 June. 


Enquiries about exhibition space, leafleting, and advertising in the conference programme book are welcome at any time.

For this or any general queries, please contact us on the conference email Please also follow us on Twitter @artsatbham and on Facebook at MNCBconf and use the hashtag #MNCBatUoB

[Image: Town Hall in 1834 from a drawing by Henry Harris, with thanks to Town Hall Symphony Hall]