Reception Histories of the Future

a conference on Byzantinisms, speculative fiction, and the literary heritage of medieval empire

Location and Arrangements!

Our conference will be held at the Gustavianum Museum behind the Uppsala Cathedral, beginning at 10 AM on Friday August 4th.

Please bring your ticket to enter the museum!

We're looking forward to seeing all of you.

Confirmed Writer (and Artist) Guests!

While we're still accepting academic abstracts until the end of March 2017, I'm incredibly happy to announce most of our confirmed list of speculative fiction professionals who will be here in Uppsala to talk about empire, medievalisms, and speculative fiction today (and some of their accomplishments):

  • Amal al-Mohtar (writer of multiple award-winning short stories)
  • Elizabeth Bear (writer of the Eternal Sky series)
  • Aliette de Bodard (writer of the Xuya series and House of Shattered Wings)
  • Max Gladstone (writer of the Craft Sequence)
  • Ann Leckie (writer of the Imperial Radch series)
  • Patrick and Teresa Nielsen Hayden (editors for Tor Books)
  • Ada Palmer (historian at the University of Chicago and writer of Too Like the Lightning and Seven Surrenders)
  • Mia Sereno (artist and winner of the Tiptree Fellowship)
  • Jo Walton (writer of the Necessity series)
  • Fran Wilde (writer of Updraft, Cloudbound, and Horizon)

And here are a few of our confirmed academic speakers (more here to come soon!):

  • Ada Palmer (UChicago)
  • Liz Bourke (Independent Scholar)
  • Olof Heilo (Swedish Institute in Istanbul)