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. 10-11


Aesthetic Enlightenments
Conveners: Sarah Easterby-Smith (University of St. Andrews) and Emily Senior (Birkbeck, University of London)


April 4-5


Living English Broadside Ballads, 1550-1750: Song, Art, Dance, Culture
Convener: Patricia Fumerton (University of California, Santa Barbara)


May 7-8


Sacred and Secular Revolutions: The Political and Spiritual Legacies of the Atlantic Enlightenment in the American Founding
Convener:  Pamela Edwards (The Jack Miller Center)


May 16-17


Revisiting Revisionism: New Directions in Early Modern British Studies
Convener: Lori Anne Ferrell (Claremont Graduate University)


May 23


Lost & Found: The Secrets of Archimedes
Convener: Steve Hindle and David Zeidberg



Sept. 19-20


Desiring History and Historicizing Desire: Sexuality in Early Modern England
Conveners: Ari Friedlander (University of Dayton), Melissa Sanchez (University of Pennsylvania), and Will Stockton (Clemson University)


Oct. 10-11


“All in Pieces”? New Insights into the Structure of Newton's Thought
Conveners: Rob Iliffe (University of Sussex) and William Newman (Indiana University)


Nov. 14-15


Markets, Law, and Ethics, 1300-1800
Conveners: Simon Middleton (University of Sheffield) and James Shaw (University of Sheffield)
Program & Registration


Dec. 12-13


Vesalius and His Worlds: Medical Illustration during the Renaissance
Convener: Jeanette Kohl (UC Riverside)
Program and Registration





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)


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