Academic Conferences

The Huntington 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. See Using the Library for information about becoming a reader.


May 17–18, 2019
1802: Cultural Exchange During the Peace of Amiens
Conveners: Cora Gilroy-Ware, Dena Goodman (University of Michigan) & Paris Spies-Gans (Princeton University)

Sept. 20–21, 2019
Sincerely Yours, Wallace Stevens
Conveners: Bart Eeckhout (University of Antwerp) and Lisa Goldfarb (New York University)

Oct. 18–19, 2019
In America: Nineteen Nineteen 
Convener:  Bill Brown (University of Chicago)

Nov. 8–9, 2019
Rogue Printers, Book Smugglers, Annotators, and Scribes: The Book Culture of the Elizabethan Catholic Underground
Conveners:  Earle Havens (Johns Hopkins University) and Mark Rankin (James Madison University)

Dec. 13–14, 2019
John Ruskin: Nineteenth-Century Visionary, Twenty-first Century Inspiration
Convener:  James L. Spates (Hobart & Wm. Smith Colleges)


Jan. 24–25, 2020
The First Vision of Joseph Smith, Jr: 200 Years On
Convener:  Richard Bennett (Brigham Young University)

April 10–11, 2020
Art and the Actuarial Imagination
Conveners:  Matthew Hunter (McGill University) and Avigail Moss (USC)

April 24–25, 2020
New Histories of Medical Technology
Conveners: Jeremy Greene (Johns Hopkins University) and Jaipreet Virdi (University of Delaware)

May 15–16, 2020
The Global Cosmos: The New Histories of Space 
Convener:  Asif Siddiqi (Fordham University)