Call for Papers 2023

ADDRESS: The Congress will take place at: 

Room N I 16, N building (1 Politehnicii street), Transilvania University of Brasov


It is our great pleasure to invite you to 2023 hybrid edition of "Children of the Night International Dracula Congress”. The congress will be held on October 27th-30th, 2023 in Brașov, Romania and will be hosted by Transilvania University of Brasov. Simultaneously, we will be holding an online part of the congress on Zoom.

We are planning 3 full days of academic speeches (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), with a walking tour of Brașov, some evening attractions, and one-day trip to Bran Castle (Monday) for those who decide to participate in person.

Additionally, on October 25th-29th, International Dracula Film Festival is taking place in Brașov, and the Congress participants will be able to join at least some of the festival’s events.


We  invite  all  persons  who  are  interested  in speaking at the 2023 conference  to  submit  an  abstract  of  150  -  max. 250 words plus a meaningful title indicating the planned content of your presentation. The official language of the conference is English; papers will be accepted and  presented only in English. The abstracts  must be submitted by email and fit the conference main topics (have a look at the slider with all 8 workshops). 


Also, remember to dust your Vampire/Dracula/Gothic costume for our annual Costume Contest (personal and online participation allowed!). 


The 2023 COTN International Dracula Congress is co-organised by:

Transilvania University of Brașov, Romania (Florin Nechita),

Maria Curie-Skłodowska University Lublin, Poland (Magdalena Grabias),

State University of Rio de Janeiro in Brasil (Yuri Garcia),

The Dracula Fan Club, Mexico (Enrique A. Palafox)



Registration for Virtual Conference November 2023

Indication of interest

If you are interested to speak at the conference but have no abstract ready yet, please send us a short email, so that we have you on our radar. The earlier we know who would like to participate in the conference, the better we can plan it.


Abstract deadline

Abstracts must be submitted before 15th September 2023. Please use the Abstract Submission Form below.



All submitted abstracts are subject to approval by our Scientific Committee.  Review will take place continuously and may take 2 weeks (longer in the summertime).


Conference fee

50 euro (physical participation in Brasov)

10 euro (online participation).

Listeners join free of charge.

Payment details will be announced soon. 


 Email of the Organising Committee:


Please send all communication regarding the conferences to this email address only.

Abstract Submissions Form

Please, copy and paste this into your email or text file

First name(s)
Last name:

Academic title(s):
Email address:
Affiliation (University, institute, or independent researcher):

Are you coming to Brașov, Romania in person? 

Are you taking part online?

Hundred words about yourself (position, publications, qualifications, experience):
Title of your planned presentation:
150-250 words abstract of your planned presentation:
Format of your files for projection (e.g. Power point, etc.)
End of copy and paste 

Location and Useful Details 2023

VENUE: T II 8, Corpul T al Universității Transilvania, Brașov, Romania. 

Brașov 2023 Practical Info
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