About the ISA

The International Shakespeare Association (ISA) offers an opportunity for individuals and institutions to join together to further the knowledge of Shakespeare throughout the world. In 2015, the Association was formally registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation in Great Britain. The ISA’s central commitments are to advance the education of the public by furthering the study of Shakespeare’s life and work by such means as the Trustees determine, including by:

 

ISA membership must be current to attend the Congress and to register for seminars. If you are unsure whether you are a current member, please send an enquiry to isa@shakespeare.org.uk. To register with the ISA, please fill in the membership form here. Payments can be made either by cheque or by bank transaction.

 

Officers of the International Shakespeare Association

President: Dame Judi Dench

Chair, Executive and Congress Committees: Peter Holbrook (University of Queensland, Australia)

Executive Secretary and Treasurer: Nick Walton (Shakespeare Birthplace Trust)

Administrative Assistant: Lisa Peter (Shakespeare Birthplace Trust)

ISA Congress Committee

Supriya Chaudhuri (Jadavpur University, India)
Michael Dobson (Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)
Tobias Döring (Ludwig Maximilians-Universität, Germany)
Paul Edmondson (Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, United Kingdom)
Ton Hoenselaars (Utrecht University, Netherlands)
Peter Holbrook (University of Queensland, Australia)
Peter Holland (University of Notre Dame, USA)
Farah Karim-Cooper (Shakespeare’s Globe, United Kingdom)
Akiko Kusunoki (Tokyo Women’s Christian University, Japan)
Beatrice Lei (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Gordon McMullan (King’s College London)
Alfredo Modenessi (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, Mexico)
Lena Orlin (Georgetown University, USA)
Diana Owen (Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, United Kingdom)
Martin Procházka (Charles University, Czech Republic)
Ann Thompson (King’s College London, United Kingdom)
Nick Walton (Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, United Kingdom)
Gary Yang (Donghua University, China)
ISA Executive Committee
Tom Bishop (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Clara Calvo (Universidad de Murcia, Spain)
Sukanta Chaudhuri (Jadavpur University, India)
Rafik Darragi (University of Tunis, Tunisia)
Carla Dente (University of Pisa, Italy)
Dominique Goy-Blanquet (Université de Picardie, France)
Ton Hoenselaars (Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands)
Andreas Höfele (Ludwig Maximilians-Universität, Germany)
Peter Holbrook (University of Queensland)
Akiko Kusunoki (Tokyo Women’s Christian University, Japan)
Beatrice Lei (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Gordon McMullan (King’s College London)
Lena Orlin (Georgetown University, USA)
Diana Owen (Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, United Kingdom)
Martin Procházka (Charles University, Czech Republic)
Hanna Scolnicov (Tel Aviv University)
Nick Walton (Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, United Kingdom)
Gary Yang (Donghua University, China)
Yong Li Lan (National University of Singapore)
Honorary Members:
Ann Jennalie Cook (Vanderbilt University, USA)
Tetsuo Kishi (Kyoto University, Japan)
Jill Levenson (University of Toronto, Canada)
Dieter Mehl (Universität Bonn)
Stanley Wells (Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)