International Conference

Hardy and Heritage / Hardy and Lawrence
Paris, 27-28 Oct 2023

Attendance is free and open to all but we kindly ask that you register here in advance.

Guest speakers:

Prof. Angelique Richardson, Centre for Victorian Studies, University of Exeter – Project Lead of the Hardy’s Correspondents Project (launched in 2019)
Prof. Kester Rattenbury, architectural teacher, critic, writer and academic – author of The Wessex Project: Thomas Hardy, Architect (Lund Humphries, 2018)
Harriet Still, exhibition curator and building historian – curator of the Hardy’s Wessex exhibition (Wessex Museums, 2022)

Read the full conference programme here.


CFP: The 26th International Thomas Hardy Conference and Festival
Dorchester, Dorset, UK, 27th July — 3rd August 2024

Paper proposals are welcome on any aspect of Hardy’s life, work, and legacy. Several significant Hardy anniversaries occur in 2024, including the 150th anniversary of Far from the Madding Crowd, the 130th anniversary of Life’s Little Ironies, and the 90th anniversary of Satires of Circumstance (which contains the ‘Poems of 1912-13’)Proposals for papers on the poetry are especially welcome.

The closing date for submissions is 12 January 2024. Read the full call on the Thomas Hardy Society website for more details.


This blog is aimed at anyone with an interest in English author Thomas Hardy (1840-1928). It presents the activities of the French Association for Thomas Hardy Studies, a registered association created in 2009, and will be updated to include recent publications, calls for proposals and event programmes.
The association also publishes freely accessible articles in its online journal.

This blog and all the activities of FATHOM are dedicated to the memory of Annie Escuret (1946-2018). The very existence of FATHOM and the research conducted by its founder members are indebted to her colossal and passionate work on Hardy.