The Dickens Universe 2015

WHERE: College Eight and Porter - University of California, Santa Cruz (find directions here). Check-in is at College Eight at Apt. Bldg One.

WHEN: Sunday August 2 - Friday August 7, 2015 (departures on Sat. morning). 

WHAT: Martin Chuzzlewit and American Notes by Charles Dickens (we recommend the most recent Penguin Classics editions). 

BONUS: The Long, Wide Nineteenth Century is a mini-conference scheduled to run from Friday evening July 31 to Sunday morning August 2. The LW19C will be open to Dickens Universe participants for no additional registration fee. Those wishing to stay on campus will need to pay for additional housing. 

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE: We are offering two optional fun activities in the afternoon. There will be a small docent-led group tour of UCSC's world-famous Arboretum, and a student-led walk through the center of campus. Both activities will take place in the 1:30-3 time slot on different days. Not suitable for those with mobility issues. You MUST sign up ahead of time in the Project office (1103).

HOW MUCH: Look here to see what it costs for Universe participants, then find a Registration Form right here. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT REGISTRATION CLOSES ON JULY 1, 2015. That's it, we're closed for this year. Hope to see you next year.

WHO: Anyone can attend; you need not be a scholar, but you do need to read the books before August and have an appreciation and curiosity about Charles Dickens, his work and his time. Some sessions are only for the Project Consortium faculty and grad students, and these are marked on the schedule with an asterisk. SMOKERS take note: UCSC is now a smoke-free campus, so smoking is not allowed anywhere on campus, indoors or out.

HUH?: You may always seek more information by contacting the Project (dpj at You can also see a report on the 2014 Dickens Universe here. Items in the list on the left currently cover information relevant to the 2014 Dickens Universe, but you may find some of it helpful.