The Brontë Society Conference 2023

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How beautiful the earth is still

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How beautiful the earth is still

This year, the Museum’s programme of events and activities centres around The Brontës and the Wild, a special exhibition that explores and celebrates all things connected with our landscape, a landscape inextricably linked with the Brontës: animals, habitats, trees, flowers, foliage, weather, and more.

The Brontë Society's one-day conference - ‘How beautiful the earth is still’ - will respond to the Brontë Parsonage Museum's 'year of the wild', drawing on the theme of the natural world and engaging with both the literal landscapes that the Brontës knew and the symbolic landscapes of their novels and poetry.

We are delighted to announce Simon Warner as our keynote speaker. Simon is a landscape photographer and filmmaker and has been involved in a number of projects with the Brontë Parsonage Museum. Simon’s keynote will address, among other things, Top Withins’ place in the popular imagination, and promises to be a visual feast. We are also excited by a recent addition to the programme - Principal Curator Ann Dinsdale and Sharon Wright (author of The Mother of the Brontës) will be joining us to present 
a joint paper detailing their research to date for a new book on places associated with the Brontës.
The conference will be live-streamed and recorded so it is possible to attend both in-person or online. Both members and non-members are welcome to attend.

Date: Saturday 9 September, 9am - 5pm
Venue: Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds

How to Book
Booking for in-person attendance has now closed, but it is still possible to book an online place. 

Please book online (see left) or contact the Bookings Team on 01535 640192. Full details of fees can be found below.

Download the conference programme

Conference Fees 2023

Bronte Society members
Adult £120
Researcher (early-career) £90
Young Brontë Friend £60
Adult £135
Researcher (early-career) £105
General concession* £75

Online Tickets
Standard £50
Students & 16-25s £40

If you have any questions please email or call 01535 640192.

(*General Concessions include students, disabled people, households in receipt of means-tested benefits and Blue Light card holders) 

Title Image credit: Simon Warner 'Moonset'
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