Welcome to the homepage of the History of Comics project!
This is a one-year project funded by the Erasmus+ BIP program. We have a great group of researchers (you can meet them here) who are participating in six focused discussion meetings from January to May 2022, and then the project culminates in a conference/workshop in September 2022 (which you can check out here).
The 5-day combined conference will invite traditional paper presentations, and the workshop portion of the event will feature round table discussions and practical workshop sessions, to address questions of ethics and choice in the depiction of history, the use of history, or historicizing elements appearing in graphic novels, comic books, and newer forms of image/text such as memes. We welcome a broad interpretation of the topic, to be examined by scholars and comic creators alike. This event will take place in blended form, with both in-person and remote options for participation. Students and doctoral candidates receive 3 ECTS credits for their participation, and there will be no registration fees.