Call for Papers 2024

ADDRESS: The Congress will take place at: 

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



October 25-26 online sessions


October 31-November 2: Brașov sessions


It is our great pleasure to invite you to 2024 double edition of "Children of the Night International Dracula Congress”. This year, participants are invited to join the ONLINE part of the Congress on October 25th and 26th, 2024 (Friday and Saturday) via Zoom.


A few days later, we will gather IN PERSON for further Halloween sessions in Brașov, Romania from October 31st to November 2nd, 2024. We have decided to hold two parts of the Congress separate from one another, so that Brașov participants were able to fully engage in academic discussions, get to know each other and discover the wonders of Transylvania outside the conference venue. 


October 31st (Thursday) and November 1st (Friday) will be devoted to academic speeches and discussions, with a walking tour of Brașov and various evening activities. On November 2nd (Saturday), we will set on a one-day trip to Bran Castle, a nearby Dracula related pop-cultural tourist attraction.

Additionally, from October 30th to November 2nd, International Dracula Film Festival is taking place in Brașov and the Congress participants will be able to join chosen festival events.


We  invite  everyone  who  is  interested  in speaking at the 2024 conference  to  submit  an  abstract  of  150  -  max. 250 words plus a meaningful title indicating the planned content of your presentation to The official language of the conference is English. The abstracts must be submitted by email and fit the conference main topics (please, have a look at the slider with 8 workshops). Deadline for abstract’s submissions: August 31, 2024.


Also, remember to dust your Vampire/Dracula/Gothic costume for our annual Costume Contest (in person and online entries welcome!).


Conference fee

50 euro (physical participation in Brasov)

10 euro (online participation).

Listeners join free of charge.


The 2024 COTN International Dracula Congress is 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).

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



Registration for Virtual Conference November 2024

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 31st August 2024. 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 2024

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

Brașov 2024 Practical Info
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