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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


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)


Feb. 2425, 2023   
New Perspectives in Black History 
Conveners: Stephanie Jones Rogers (UC Berkeley) & William Sturkey (UNC Chapel Hill)

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)

Conference Guidelines

Guidelines for proposing scholarly conferences