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



2016-17 Conferences

September 16-17, 2016
Ben Jonson (1616-2016)
Conveners: Martin Butler and Jane Rickard (University of Leeds)


October 14-15, 2016
Early Modern Literary Geographies
Conveners: Julie Sanders (University of Nottingham) and Garrett Sullivan (Pennsylvania State University)


November 18-19, 2016
Histories of Data and the Database
Conveners: Soraya de Chadarevian and Theodore Porter (UCLA)


January 27-28, 2017
Religious Affections in Colonial North America
Conveners: Abram Van Engen (Washington University in St. Louis) and Caroline Wigginton (University of Mississippi)


April 7-8, 2017
West of Walden: Henry David Thoreau and the Ends of Nature
Convener: Laura Dassow Walls (University of Notre Dame)


May 5-6, 2017
Evelyn Waugh: Reader, Writer, Collector
Conveners: Barbara Cooke (University of Leicester) and Joseph “Chip” Long (Portland State University)


May 12-13, 2017
Fictive Histories/Historical Fictions
Convener: Sophie Coulombeau (Cardiff University)


June 23, 2017
Octavia E. Butler Studies: Convergence of an Expanding Field
Conveners: Ayana Jamieson and Moya Bailey


2017-18 Conferences

September 15-16, 2017
Early Modern Collections in Use
Conveners: Elizabeth Eger and Anne Goldgar (King’s College London)


October 13-14, 2017
The Rise of the Newspaper
Convener: William B. Warner (UC Santa Barbara)


November 17-18, 2017
Carnegie Observatory/Astronomy
Conveners: John Mulchaey (Carnegie) and Dan Lewis (HEHL)


December 8-9, 2017
Luther after 500 Years
Convener: Ulinka Rublack (Cambridge)


January 12-13, 2018
The Censorship of British Theatre, 1737-1843
Convener: David O’Shaughnessy (Trinity College Dublin)


May 11-12, 2018
Frankenstein Then and Now, 1818-2018
Conveners: Jerrold Hogle (University of Arizona) and Anne Mellor (UCLA)

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