SMA Student Colloquium

SMA Student Colloquium 2021 in Hull

Society for Medieval Archaeology Student Colloquium 2021: See the SMA Colloquium 2021 Call for Papers for guidelines and criteria.

‘Celebrating Academic and Early Career Research’

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for The Society for Medieval Archaeology’s Annual Student Colloquium!

This will be held at the University of Hull, 11th – 13th November 2021.

The world continues to alter and the medieval period similarly saw a great deal of change and innovation. With this in mind, the colloquium this year will take a blended approach to allow researchers to network and celebrate their recent findings in a friendly and supportive environment. We will be hosting the event at the University of Hull but there will also be an opportunity to get involved in an online session as well.

We are inviting papers from students and early career researchers to discuss their work in all areas of medieval studies ranging from the 5th to the 16th century A.D.

Deadline for submissions: 1st October

Applications should be sent to

Conference Programme

The programme will be released in the coming weeks. It will consist of two days of presentations and:

Other Information

The schedule and details regarding the programme will be released shortly.


Registration to attend is now open via our dedicated page on Eventbrite:

If you are already a member then please select the member ticket. Registration is FREE for members of the society and £20 for non-members. Joining the society is great value and will allow you to attend the colloquium free of charge. If you would like to become a member of the society please visit:

Please note that applications to present at the event will close on 1st October and registration to attend will end on 31st October 2021.



SMA Student Representative

Each year the Society for Medieval Archaeology invites a student member to take on the role of Student Representative. Student Reps provide a voice for our growing student membership on SMA Council and also help organise our annual SMA Student Colloquium and career workshops. Other roles include the maintenance of our social media platforms and representing the Society at conferences.

If you are interested in taking on the role of Student Representative, please see the detail on our Student Representative Page.


SMA Student Colloquium 2016

SMA Student Colloquium 2016


Previous Colloquia

2020 – Online symposium hosted by Vanessa Reid, Durham University

2019 – University of Exeter organised by Ellie March

2018 – University of Reading organised by Beatrice Widell

2017 – Newcastle University organised by Emma Hook (University of Sheffield)

2016 – Vrije Universiteit Brussel organised by Marit Van Cant

2015 – University of Sheffield organised by Emma Green

2014 – Queen’s University Belfast organised by Sarah Kerr

2013 – University of Aberdeen organised by Patrycja Kupiec




The 2016 Colloquium was held in Brussels.



SMA Student Colloquium at Queen’s University Belfast in 2014