To the official International Margaret Cavendish Society website!

Launched as an international non-profit organization at the June 1997 Cavendish conference in Oxford (UK), the Margaret Cavendish Society was established to provide a means of communication between scholars worldwide and to increase awareness of Cavendish and her writings.

Members work in such disciplines as English Literature, Cultural Studies, History, Philosophy and the History of Science and reside in the UK, Canada, the US, Australia, New Zealand, France, Italy, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, India, Israel and Japan.

This site contains current and past newsletters, contacts, information on joining the Society, images, conference details and links to bibliographies, books, e-text and related sites.


We are pleased to announce our next meeting:

DATES: 18 TO 21 JUNE, 2015

HOST: Centre for Visual Arts and Research (CVAR) with the support of the Cornaro Institute, Cyprus College of Art

VENUE: Nicosia Museum (Centre for Visual Arts and Research), Cyprus

THEME: Mediterranean and cross-cultural influences upon Cavendish's writings
The theme may include topics such as
- Cross-cultural influences in relation to trade, art, literature, piracy and captivity
- Classical (Greco-Roman) identities, philosophy, literature, art and culture
- International conversations in science and philosophy including botany, animal husbandry, general agriculture, mathematics, etc.

NOTE: For CFP and details please see "Forthcoming Conferences"