2020-21 Events

Gothic Retreat, April 2021

The Centre for the History of the Gothic hosted an online Gothic retreat on Friday 23rd April 2021, featuring presentations of new research by Gothic staff and students, as well as an afternoon of skills-based seminars. These seminars included: a session on public engagement and social media by Sheffield Gothic organisers, Mary Going and Dr Lauren Nixon; publishing and grant applications advice from Dr Kathleen Hudson and Dr Hannah Moss; and a publishing opportunities session by the Centre’s co-directors. A summary of the day is available on the Sheffield Gothic blog here.

Cults, Cthulus, and Klansmen: The (Hi)stories within Lovecraft Country‘ Symposium, May 2021

The Centre was excited to host this online symposium exploring the history, theory, and sociopolitical commentary of the series, Lovecraft Country. The symposium included many fantastic talks and panels as well as keynote talks from Linda Addison, Maria Hamilton Abegunde, Kinitra Brooks, John Jennings, and Susana Morris. See our dedicated pages about the conference here for more information and full details of the keynote speakers.