Global Frankenstein Celebrations

The Washington University Frankenstein Bicentennial joins a worldwide commemoration of the novel and its cultural legacy. 


The frankenstein bicentennial project

Arizona State University

Arizona State University will serve as the network hub for a global celebration of the bicentennial of the writing and publication of Frankenstein, 2016-2018. The celebration will encompass a wide variety of public programs, physical and digital exhibits, research projects, scientific demonstrations, competitions, festivals, art projects, formal and informal learning opportunities, and publications exploring the novel’s colossal scientific, technological, artistic, cultural and social impacts.

Technologies of Frankenstein

Stevens Institute of Technology, College of Arts and Letters and IEEE History Center

The 200th anniversary year of the first edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: Or, The Modern Prometheus has drawn worldwide interest in revisiting the novel’s themes. What were those themes and what is their value to us in the early twenty-first century? In what ways might our tools of science and communication serve as an “elixir of life” since the age of Frankenstein?



Stanford University

Frankenstein@200 is a year-long series of academic courses and programs including a film festival, a play, a lecture series and an international Health Humanities Conference that will examine the numerous moral, scientific, sociological, ethical and spiritual dimensions of the work, and why Dr. Frankenstein and his monster still capture the moral imagination today..


San Jose State University, Santa Clara University, and University of San Francisco

During 2018, the San Francisco Bay area partners will host The Frankenstein Bicentennial. The novel brings together STEM fields with humanities & the arts in such a way to engage almost every discipline and major. The project’s events will address timely issues of our world in Silicon Valley and the advent of technology – a critical topic with questions important to our academic, regional and world communities. The novel, because it has been so popular for 200 years, lives on in discussions about what it means to be human in a digital world.


Frankenstein and Popular Culture

University of Wisconsin–Madison

A symposium celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the creation and publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, October 27–29, 2017.