Our Centre raises awareness of the importance of myth within the contemporary world

Established in 2008, the Centre for Myth Studies provides a forum for those working on myth at the University of Essex, other universities and institutions in the UK and across the globe.

We promote the interdisciplinary study of myth  through reading groups, an online discussion list, open seminars, international conferences, and publications.

Our Executive Committee

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Discover the Myth Reading Group

Stories only live in their being read and shared together. The Myth Reading Group opens a space for such activity, breathing life into myth. Everyone interested in myth is welcome to attend.

Visit the Myth Reading Group

Highlights of our research


Our staff have edited two academic journals on different aspects of the study of myth. Discover their publications at the Essex Myth website.

Open seminars

Our Centre regularly hosts open seminars to discuss and debate their work. Discover our list of upcoming seminars at the Essex Myth website.


Our Centre has hosted high profile conferences to discuss and promote research on myth studies. Discover some of their most notable conferences by visiting the Essex Myth website.

Contact us
Centre for Myth Studies University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ
Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ
Telephone: 01206 873640