Upcoming Conferences


The Research Department hosts six academic conferences each year. Conference details are available approximately two months prior to the conference date on the calendar. 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

2017-18 Conferences

Jan. 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


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


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


Nov. 17-18, 2017
First Light: The Astronomy Century in California, 1917-2017
Conveners: John Mulchaey (Carnegie Observatories) and Dan Lewis (HEH)


Dec. 8-9, 2017
Globalizing the Protestant Reformations
Convener: Ulinka Rublack (Cambridge)


Jan. 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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