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Conferences Sponsored by The Norwegian Explorers

The Norwegian Explorers, together with the Friends of the Sherlock Holmes Collections at the University of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota Libraries, have sponsored several conferences, which since 1995 have been held every three years.

Our most recent conference, Dark Places, Wicked Companions, and Strange Experiences, was held August 8-11, 2019.

Other past conferences include:
  • 1984 -- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes in Minnesota
  • 1993 -- Victorian Criminal Classes: Rogues, Rascals and Ruffians
  • 1995 -- The Detective and the Collector
  • 1998 -- Founders' Footprints
  • 2001 -- 2001: A Sherlockian Odyssey
  • 2004 -- A River Runs by It
  • 2007 -- Victorian Secrets and Edwardian Enigmas
  • 2010 -- The Spirits of Sherlock Holmes
  • 2013 -- Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Place
  • 2016 -- The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes
The last several conferences have featured presentations by noted Sherlockians from the U.S. and abroad, vendor tables, a silent auction of selected duplicate items from the Sherlock Holmes Collections at the University of Minnesota, which is the world's largest assemblage of Sherlock Holmes-related material, exhibits of rare and unique materials from the Collections, a performance of an Edith Meiser radio script by the Red-Throated League of the Norwegian Explorers, and the Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Sherlock Holmes Collections.

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