Category Archives: Events

Events for Hallowe’en and elsewhen: Gothic bodies, Gothic nature, Lud-in-the-Mist, Irish women, YA and COVID, Melmoth

Some spookily exciting events coming up soon for Hallowe’en (and afterwards too): 1. North West Long Nineteenth-Century Seminar series, hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University (on line), 3 November 2021, 16:30 – 19:00 GMT. OGOM’s Dr Sam George will be talking … Continue reading

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A British Werewolf Scholar on YouTube

As part of OGOM’s foray into the real world during Spooky Season, Dr Kaja Franck will be part of two-part Monstrum special on werewolves for PBS’ YouTube channel Storied. The first episode will be released on 21st October – following … Continue reading

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Gothic Bodies: North West Long Nineteenth Century Seminar 3 November, 2021

Join us in November for the North West Long Nineteenth-Century Seminar series, hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University This Halloween seminar will focus on Gothic bodies from the Romantic period to the early twentieth century. Three speakers will consider the resonances … Continue reading

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Online Talk: Dr Sam George, Dark Folklore: A Journey into the Botanical Gothic, 19 October 2021

Inspired by the eighteenth-century botanist Tournefort, who voyaged in search of plants and found instead a plague of vampires on the island of Mykonos (1702), Sam George’s botanical studies have taken a gothic turn. Following the publication of Botany, Sexuality and … Continue reading

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Cats’ Protection: Transylvania Trek

TEAMWORK MAKES THE SCREAM WORK ON THE TRANSYLVANIAN TREK! Cats Protection is looking for intrepid fundraisers to challenge themselves and raise money for cats on a thrilling new fundraising event next September. The Transylvanian Trek is a once-in-a-lifetime, six-day walk … Continue reading

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Events: Crawling Horrors, Gothic Revolutions

Two exciting events coming up soon. 1. The first is from OGOM’s own Daisy Butcher, in collaboration with Janette Leaf. They are promoting their new book, Crawling Horrors, and this is one of several events–more news to come. The book … Continue reading

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The Cottingley Fairies: A Study in Deception, Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, Leeds, 18 June 2021-17 November 2022

We’ve been eagerly anticipating this exhibition for a while! The Cottingley Fairies: A Study in Deception, Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, Leeds, 18 June 2021-17 November 2022. It is curated by Dr Merrick Burrow, who gave a fascinating plenary on … Continue reading

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Online Launch of Twenty-First-Century Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion 26th May 6-7.30 pm GMT

Editors: Maisha Wester and Xavier Aldana Reyes You are cordially invited to register attendance to the free paperback launch of the book Twenty-First Century Gothic and the associated digital event on the 26th of May (6-7.30 pm GMT): https://forms.office.com/r/Fw1SQD9zwn.  Please see details of … Continue reading

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Corporeal Creations: Bodily Figurations of Creativity, Online Workshop – 24 March 2021

You are warmly invited to attend the forthcoming workshop “Corporeal Creations: Bodily Figurations of Creativity,” to be held online via Zoom at Tübingen University on 24 March 2021. Please see the program below. The workshop will examine medieval and post-medieval … Continue reading

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Fairy Conference Poster

OGOM are delighted to reveal the enchanting design for our Gothic Fairies Conference 8-11 April. There are only a few tickets remaining so do be quick and make sure you order your fairy wings for the wings and wine social! … Continue reading

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