About us

The Centre for the History of the Gothic accommodates two previous co-Presidents of the International Gothic Association (IGA).

Members of the Centre have internationally recognised reputations in Gothic studies, and have led on public engagement initiatives including working with schools and participating in the BFI sponsored horror season at The Showroom.

We look to develop further forms of engagement in the city of Sheffield and beyond.

The Centre has a number of key objectives, we

  • support conferences and symposia on the Gothic

  • provide a focus for PhD training in the area of Gothic Studies

  • develop links with outside agencies such as schools, museums, cinemas and art centres

We also have a thriving postgraduate community who stage a ‘Gothic Reading Group’ which brings together staff and students of all levels to discuss Gothic texts in an informal setting.

The Centre is also home to ‘Gothic Tours’, a project which brings together representatives from stately homes and abbeys in the north of England which have played an iconic role in the Gothic tradition. Working with other universities we help to map a tourist trail of Gothic venues in the region as part of a wider ‘Care for the Future’ project. You can visit the map here.

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