Emily Dickinson International Society
Annual Meeting
July 26-28, 2024


This program is jointly presented by the Emily Dickinson International Society. Registration is required.
Please address any questions about the Annual Meeting to edismeeting@emilydickinsonmuseum.org


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EDIS’s Annual Meeting returns to Amherst! This year’s theme, “Neighbor Dickinson,” celebrates the reopening of Austin and Susan Dickinson’s home The Evergreens, which has been closed to the public since 2019, and the publication of the first new complete edition of Dickinson’s letters in almost 70 years. Talks and panel presentations will discuss the idea of neighborliness, what it was like to have Dickinson as a neighbor, and what neighborliness meant to her. Talks will focus on family and friends at The Evergreens and throughout Amherst, and those like Charles Darwin who inhabited her intellectual neighborhood. As well as showcasing exciting new Dickinson scholarship, the meeting includes open tours of the Dickinson houses, a walking tour of Dickinson’s neighborhood (taking in downtown Amherst  and Wildwood Cemetery), and a luncheon in the Museum gardens.

Special events include a marathon reading inspired by the new edition of Dickinson’s letters and an opportunity to transcribe the manuscripts of nineteenth-century letters written by Dickinson’s neighbors. In addition to these activities and presentations, the meeting gathers “Dickinson Communities” to discuss research, pedagogy, translation, and the arts.

Join us in Amherst, 26-28 July 2024, to learn more about Dickinson and her neighborhood and to celebrate and share insights about her life and writings.

Save the date, peruse the draft program, and register for the Annual Meeting!

The Inn at Boltwood is holding a limited number of rooms for EDIS Annual Meeting attendees (group code EDIS 2024). Please note that the Amherst Inn and its affiliate B&B Allen House have closed, so hotel space within walking distance of Amherst College is tighter than usual. A limited number of single, second floor, dormitory rooms with shared bathrooms are available on campus for $50 a night. For any questions or concerns, or to reserve a dorm room email edismeeting@amherst.edu. A list of other lodging options can be found at amherst.edu/visiting/lodging 

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