This website has been created to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the year Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein came into the world. Its goal is to provide accessible information about the novel, its author and its remarkable afterlife. It also aims to stimulate a wider creative and intellectual engagement with Frankenstein and its legacy throughout this bicentennial year, and to act as a place of record for that engagement.

The website is the public face of the Frankenstein 2018 project based at Volda University College in Norway. It will be continuously updated and expanded as the year proceeds. We hope you will return here regularly and, not least, get in touch if you know of any Frankenstein-related activities taking place elsewhere in the world, have any ideas for how we might develop the website still further, or would like to contribute some additional material to this website. For contact details, please visit the About page.

Frankenreads. The Keats-Shelley Association of America is co-ordinating an international celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein on Halloween (31 October 2018). Take a look at their website here. As a part of this project, our friends at North University in Norway have created a wonderful blog that is being updated all the time. You can find that blog here.

Fantastic Futures. On 16 November the National Library in Oslo is hosting a day-seminar on Frankenstein to celebrate the novel’s 200th anniversary. You can find the details (in Norwegian) here.