The 8th Annual Edward de Vere Studies Conference

The Edward de Vere Studies Conference is the world's largest convocation of academicians and scholars to gather annually for the purpose of sharing new research on the life and works of Elizabethan court poet and playwright, Edward de Vere, the 17th earl of Oxford. The conference is especially dedicated to the presentation of publishable research that thoughtfully addresses, affirmatively or negatively, the possibility that Lord Oxford was the pseudonymous author of the Shakespeare canon.

The Edward de Vere Studies Conference, as an academic assembly, is also dedicated to providing a forum that contextualizes study of the writer who called himself Shakespeare by its solicitation of research that explores the character of and conditions for anonymous and pseudonymous writing in the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras. Studies that advance our understanding of other writers of the time, e.g., George Peele, Robert Greene, Francis and Anthony Bacon, Christopher Marlowe, Ben Jonson, Edmund Spenser, Thomas Kyd, et al are featured as well.

We invite all to attend who are interested in exploring the circumstances that led to the creation and publication of the Shakespeare canon. Registration forms for the 2004 Conference (available on the Conference Registration page of this website) may be submitted at any time, but registration for each conference is limited to 200 persons, so register soon for assured seating.


4 - 5 Jun. 2004

U of Tennessee Law School Authorship Debate

12 Jun. 2004

Shakespeare Authorship Roundtable

3 - 4 Jul. 2004

Shakespeare Authorship Trust

8 - 9 Jul. 2004

1st Dutch Conference on the Authorship Question

8 - 13 Aug. 2004

3rd Institute of Oxfordian Studies Summer Seminar

7 - 10 Oct. 2004

Shakespeare Fellowship Conference

28 - 31 Oct. 2004

Shakespeare Oxford Society Conference