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IDRH to showcase a digital exhibit on Frankenstein at Haunting Humanities

“It’s (still) alive!”: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein at 200


In 1818, the first edition of the novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus was published anonymously. Written by Mary Shelley, the novel has become a “modern myth” and “two centuries later continues to shape the way people imagine science, technology, and their moral onsequences.” [1]


The Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities will showcase an interactive exhibition highlighting some of the many digital approaches to reading and interpreting Frankenstein (including maps, literary text analysis, games, archival collections and editions). This exhibition will be held as part of the Haunting Humanities event organized by the Hall Center for the Humanities on October 24, 2018 from 5pm to 9pm at Abe and Jake's Landing in Lawrence, KS. Free and open to the public, this is an all-ages event that will feature work from a wide range of KU scholars and independent scholars from all over Kansas.


Visit our booth to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein, and learn how the text and its legacy is living on in the digital age and continues to have relevance to our contemporary world.


Frankenstein-related competition and prizes will be provided.

Our digital exhibition is also part of the international Frankenreads program organized by the Keats-Shelley Association of America to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein.





[1] Frankenbook: A collaborative reading experiment with Mary Shelley’s classic novel.


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