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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.


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

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

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

May 15–16, 2020  [CANCELED]
The Global Cosmos: Global Dislocation and Discontent in the Space Age 
Convener:  Asif Siddiqi (Fordham University)

Sept. 18, 2020  
The Early Modern Global Caribbean: Virtual Conference 
Conveners:  Carla Pestana (UCLA) and Molly Warsh (University of Pittsburgh)

Nov. 5-6, 2020
Ecologies of Paper in the Early Modern World: Virtual Conference
Conveners: Shira Brisman (University of Pennsylvania) and Caroline Fowler (Clark Art Institute)