In English

The Danish Baker Street Irregulars (Sherlock Holmes Klubben i Danmark) was founded on December 5th, 1950. The first meeting was held at Buriis on January 5th, 1951, with 16 members at the meeting.

The Danish Baker Street Irregulars is a society for people who love the Sherlock Holmes stories. We expect members to have a wide knowledge about Sherlock Holmes, and to contribute to Sherlockian research in Denmark. The society is the forum where the members’ research and ideas can be presented and discussed.

Today the society has about 60 members. The annual meeting and dinner is held around January 5th, and each year the society donates prizes for the two horse races, the Silver Blaze Sweepstakes and the Professor Moriarty Memorial, at Aalborg race course.

The society’s newsletter “Sherlockiana” is published three times a year.

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  1. Dear Sherlock Holmes Klubben i Danmark,

    RE: Global Holmes Research Project

    I am a Research Associate at the University of Portsmouth (United Kingdom) working on an interdisciplinary research project entitled Celebrities, Fans and Muses. One branch of this project is focused on exploring the global reach of Sherlock Holmes through translations, adaptations, pastiches, exhibitions and the activities of Sherlock Holmes Societies worldwide. Much of this research has been focused on the Richard Lancelyn Green collection held by Portsmouth Council. Information on the collection and on the Celebrities, Fans and Muses Project can be found at the following sites:

    http://www.visitportsmouth.co.uk/conandoyle
    https://researchportal.port.ac.uk/portal/en/

    As part of this research, I am interested in gathering information direct from Sherlock Holmes societies and would be extremely grateful if the Sherlock Holmes Klubben i Danmark was able to answer the following questions:

    Membership Size and Composition
    How many members does your society have? How many of these would you consider to be active members (i.e. attending meetings/gatherings regularly)?
    What is the average age of your membership?
    Are there any special conditions for membership of your society?

    Texts/Languages
    Which texts are discussed at society events? For example, do society events focus on canonical texts or are adaptations/pastiches/parodies also discussed? Are some texts discussed more frequently than others?
    Do members read Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories in English or in another language? Do members read pastiches/parodies in English or in other languages?
    Do society events focus on English texts or on translations?

    Scholarship and Publishing
    How many of your members have published scholarship on Sherlock Holmes? Where has this material been published (e.g. national/international society journals, peer-reviewed journals, books, newspapers, self-published works)?
    How many of your members have published fiction relating to Sherlock Holmes? Where has this material been published?

    Membership Networks
    Does your society regularly share events with other societies/attend events run by other societies? Where are the societies based/where do the events take place (e.g. local, national, international)?

    Any information you are able to provide would be very helpful and sincerely appreciated. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the project. Please note that in the interests of data protection it is NOT necessary to provide names or personal details for individual members.

    With Thanks and Best Wishes,

    Rachel Smillie
    Research Associate
    Celebrities, Fans and Muses Project

    • Hello, as we share a love for the Great Detective, I thought to send you a copy of his latest adventure – ‘The Sherlock Holmes Handbook for the Digital Age’.
      I train journalists in cyber-security and counter-surveillance. As a life-long fan of Holmes it seemed only natural to combine the two in my personal bid to open people’s eyes to the threats facing them online.
      This is just a short read, in keeping with Conan Doyle, but I guarantee that it will change the life of anyone who reads it.
      You can download your preferred format here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7ft2c0y869l2xpk/AACB9t2xfmGsT47ZDekV22Mma?dl=0
      Very best wishes,
      Alan

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