The Nineteenth-Century Centre at the University of Birmingham provides a collaborative network for scholars working across traditional disciplinary, national, and temporal boundaries. We host regular events of interest to our members and mobilise the rich resources of the local area to support both research and teaching.
The 19C Centre is excited to announce that Birmingham will host the 20th annual conference of the British Association for Victorian Studies! Please join us 20-22 July, 2020 to celebrate BAVS’s 20th anniversary. The CFP and other details can be found on the conference website: bavs2020.com.
The 19C Centre is pleased to announce that the library have signed up to a trial of the Wellesley Index of Victorian Periodicals (1824 – 1900) for February 2020. We encourage University of Birmingham staff and students researching anything related to the nineteenth century to make the most of this fantastic resource during the trial … Continue reading “The Wellesley Index – UoB February trial”
Fri. 14 February: Views on Ruskin Roundtable, with Dr. Christopher Donaldson (Lancaster), Dr. Zoe Bulaitis (Manchester), and members of the 19CC. 4-6:00pm, Arts Lecture Room 3.
Mon. 17 Feb: Rebecca N. Mitchell BMI Partner Talk, “Death Becomes Her: On Victorian Mourning” Birmingham & Midland Institute, 1:00-2:00pm. For Victorian widows, mourning could be a full time job. Strict rules dictated what one could wear and where one could go in the weeks and months following a bereavement. But the Victorians also made … Continue reading “Feb 17: Rebecca Mitchell at the BMI: “Death Becomes Her: On Victorian Mourning””
Mon. 24 February: Works-in-Progress, Dr. Kathryn Milligan (UCD), “Towards a Four Nations Art History? The G. F Watts Memorial Exhibition, 1905 – 06,” 1:00-2:00pm. For papers, contact Matthew Ward (firstname.lastname@example.org). ***VENUE CHANGE***: Please note that this event will now be held in the Winteringham Room at the Birmingham Rep, next to the Birmingham City Library … Continue reading “Works-In-Progress: Dr. Kathryn Milligan (UCD), “Towards a Four Nations Art History? The G. F Watts Memorial Exhibition, 1905 – 06””
Wed. 27 May: 19C Seminar Series, Dr. Tony Howe (Birmingham City), “Epistolary Romanticism,” 5:00-7:00pm, Arts 103 (Constance Naden Room)
Join us on Wed. 25 March to kick off our Wordsworth Birthday festivities with a 19C Seminar: Dr. Hannah Britton (St. Andrews), “Channels of Communication: The Wordsworths, The Wye and the Letters of 1812,” 5:00-7:00pm, Arts 103 (Constance Naden Room)
Tues. 7 April: Wordsworth Birthday Roundtable! 4:00-6:00pm, Arts 103 (Constance Naden Room)
19C Seminar Series, Dr. Veronica Isaac, (Brighton) “From Fairy Queens in ‘Gauze and Spangles’ to ‘Shakespeare in Black Velvet’: Examining Changing Attitudes to Theatre Costume in the Long 19th Century (c.1789-1914),” 5:00-7:00pm, Room TBA
Join us for the final 19C Seminar of the season, with Professor Dennis Denisoff (Tulsa): “Pagan Spawn: Decadent Ecology and the Posthuman,” 5-7:00pm, Room TBA
Meet the EDACS Research Centres! UoB Post-grads, it’s time for the yearly pizza-fest with your friendly local Research Centres. Learn about the seminars, workshops, and other events taking place this academic year; get involved and meet new people while you’re at it. Wednesday, October 2nd, 4-6pm in Arts Lecture Room 4.