attendees in Rothenberg Hall

Academic Conferences

The Huntington hosts academic conferences every year open to the public. 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. For information about becoming a researcher, visit Using the Library


April 2122, 2023
Objects, Pathways, and Afterlives: Tracing Material Cultures in Early America
Conveners: Jennifer Van Horn (University of Delaware), Scott Manning Stevens (Syracuse), Christina DeLucia (Williams College), Tiya Miles (Harvard)

June 23, 2023
The Slave Trade in the Spanish and British Atlantic Empires, 1500-1830
Conveners: Manuel Barcia (University of Leeds), Greg O’Malley (UC Santa Cruz) & Emily Berquist Soule (CSU Long Beach)


Sept. 1617, 2022
Law and New Media
Convener Jennifer Tucker (Wesleyan University)

Oct. 1415, 2022
Centering Race and Disability in Histories of Eugenics
Conveners: Alexandra Minna Stern (Michigan) & Natalie Lira (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Nov. 1112, 2022
Imagining Shakespeare in 2050
Convener: Ayanna Thompson (Arizona State University)

Dec. 89, 2022
Race and Place in Nineteenth-Century New York State: Rethinking William S. Seward and Thomas Cole
Conveners: Graham Hodges (Colgate) & Tim Barringer (Yale)