Conferences and workshops 

Whether you’re a high school teacher, a theatre-maker, a university-based academic or an independent scholar, meeting with peers and colleagues to discuss the whys and wherefores of “doing Shakespeare” is always helpful. If you would like to let people know about conferences, workshops, seminars or public events in and around South Africa, contact us.

Forthcoming conferences | Conference reports

Forthcoming conferences and workshops

Shakespeare Monologue Competition (Johannesburg), May 2018


The South African Council for English Education (SACEE), together with the National Children's Theatre (NCT), will be running a Shakespeare monologue competition from 15-17 May.  Have a look at their website for more information, or email Dr Rohan Quince at

The 24th Biennial SASMARS Conference (Stellenbosch), August 2018


The South African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (SASMARS) will be hosting a conference  at Mont Fleur in Stellenbosch, from 23-26 August. The theme of the conference is 'Ancestry and Memory in Medieval and Modern Worlds'. Visit their website and Facebook page for more information. See the CFP below:


Conference reports

  • “Decolonising Shakespeare?” Contestations and re-imaginings for a post-liberation South Africa. University of KwaZulu-Natal (Howard College Campus), 30 September and 1 October 2016. Report by Lliane Loots. The conference programme can be dowloaded here.