Upcoming Conferences


The Research Department of The Huntington typically hosts six academic conferences every year. Additional details for each conference are available on our online calendar approximately two months prior to the conference date. Conference registration does not include entrance to the research library. Visit Using the Library for information about becoming a registered reader.


Guidelines for proposing conferences




Jan. 23-24

Illicit Atlantic Worlds

Conveners: Mark Hanna (UC San Diego) and Kevin McDonald (Loyola Marymount University)


April 17-18

Rethinking Shakespeare in 'The Social Depth of Politics'

Convener: Chris Fitter (Rutgers University, Camden)


May 15-16

Revolutionary America: People and Power

Conveners: T. H. Breen (University of Vermont) and Patrick Griffin (University of Notre Dame)


June 12

Beyond the Copernican Revolution: New Narratives in Early Modern Science

Convener: Jan Golinski (University of New Hampshire)


Sept. 18-19

Ending a Mighty Conflict: The Civil War in 1864-1865

Conveners: Gary Gallagher (University of Virginia) and Joan Waugh (UCLA)


Oct. 16-17

The Provocative Fifteenth Century

Conveners: Andrea Denny-Brown (UC Riverside) and Lisa H. Cooper (University of Wisconsin, Madison)


Nov. 13-14

"My Self in a Transitional State”: Isherwood in California

Conveners: James J. Berg (College of the Desert) and Chris Freeman (USC)


Dec. 11-12

Portraiture as Interaction: The Spaces and Interfaces of the British Portrait

Conveners: Martina Droth (Yale Center for British Art) and Mark Hallett (Paul Mellon Center for Studies in British Art)



Jan. 22-23

Truth and Error in Early Modern Science: Thomas Browne and His World

Convener: Jessica Wolfe (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)


April 15-16

The Fabricated American Desert: Modern and Anti-Modern

Conveners: Lyle Massey and Jamie Nisbet (University of California, Irvine)


May 20-21

Connecting Centre and Locality: Political Communication in Seventeenth-Century England

Conveners: Chris Kyle (Syracuse University) and Jason Peacey (University College London)

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