OGOM LogoIn the Open Graves, Open Minds Project, we 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. You can find out more by viewing the story of OGOM through its reception in the media here.

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Twitter ‘Moment’ for #UrbanWeird2018

Here’s our Twitter ‘Moment’ for #UrbanWeird2018 documenting the fantastic OGOM meets Supernatural Cities conference and tour. Enjoy! The Urban Weird 2018

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The Urban Weird Conference

Thanks to our wonderfully weird speakers and keynotes, OGOM and Supernatural Cities presents ‘The Urban Weird’ was extremely inspiring on the research front and probably the most fun it is possible to have at an academic conference! It seemed to have … Continue reading

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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.