The Open Graves, Open Minds Project had unearthed depictions of the vampire and the undead in literature, art, and other media, before embracing shapeshifting creatures (most recently, the werewolf) and other supernatural beings and their worlds. OGOM opens up questions concerning genre, gender, hybridity, cultural change, and other realms. The Project now extends to all narratives of the fantastic, the folkloric, the fabulous, and the magical. The story of OGOM through its reception in the media can be watched here.
This site is an immensely useful research tool for Gothic studies, the fantastic, and the magical in fiction and folklore. To find out how to make the most of it, please look at the ‘How to use this site’ page here.
The OGOM Project is convened by Dr Sam George (University of Hertfordshire) and Dr Bill Hughes, and has been funded generously by the University of Hertfordshire.