International Association

International Shakespeare Association (ISA)

Dr Nick Walton, Executive Secretary and Treasurer
The Shakespeare Centre
Henley Street
Warwickshire CV37 6QW
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1789 201840
Fax: +44 (0)1789 296083
Email: isa(at)

About the Association:

The International Shakespeare Association (ISA) offers an opportunity for individuals and institutions to join together to further the knowledge of Shakespeare throughout the world. Its central commitments, outlined in its constitution, are to link the work of various Shakespeare associations and societies and to advise on the foundation and development of new associations; to advise on the initiation and planning of the World Shakespeare Congresses; to support an information centre, covering research, publication, translation, and performance; to circulate a diary of future performances, conferences and graduate courses; to aid travel in the interests of Shakespeare scholarship and performance and to coordinate and support requests for finance from internationally cooperative projects. It produces occasional papers, a newsletter and an annual report.

Membership of the International Shakespeare Association is open to any person who wishes to support its objectives and accepts its articles. Corporate membership is open to any organization or institution which has interests in common with the work of the Association. Members receive copies of the annual newsletter, occasional papers as they are published, and may purchase the World Congress proceedings at a special rate.

European Shakespeare Research Association


Email: gregork(at)

About the Association:

The primary aim of the European Shakespeare Research Association is to facilitate research into Shakespeare as a European phenomenon, as well as the afterlives of the man and his work on the European Continent and in Britain. The European Shakespeare Research Association seeks to study Shakespeare as a cultural presence in Europe and the relationship between the institution of Shakespeare and the construction of European culture and identity by organising its own biennial conference; by securing a working presence at other venues around the world; and by developing international research projects to which members worldwide may contribute.