Welcome to the Nineteenth-Century Centre

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.

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BAVS in Brum! 20-22 July, 2020

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.  

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2 October: Research Centre Meet & Greet

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.

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9 October: Book Launch and 19C Post-Grad Mixer

Join us to celebrate recent book publications with chat, nibbles, drinks, and remarks from  Drs. Melissa Dickson & Andrew Hodgson (Birmingham) and recent UoB Alum Dr. Clare Stainthorp (London). Learn about the publishing process & the autumn events at the 19CC. Everyone welcome, post-grads especially! Featured books: Anxious Times: Medicine and Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Britain by … Continue reading “9 October: Book Launch and 19C Post-Grad Mixer”

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October 14: John Holmes at the BMI

Join Professor John Holmes for a talk drawn from his recent prize-winning study, The Pre-Raphaelites and Science at the Birmingham & Midlands Institute. Monday, October 14th, 1-2pm. For more info, please see the BMI website.

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October 29: Prof. Josephine McDonagh

Please join us for the first 19CC Seminar Series of the new academic year, with Professor Josephine McDonagh (Chicago): ‘Seeking Asylum in the Nineteenth Century: Jane Eyre and the Guayran Emigrants’.  Tuesday, October 29th, 5-7pm, in Arts Lecture Room 5.    

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8 November: Dr. Kristin Mahoney, “Rethinking the Racial Politics of Decadence”

19CC Seminar Series Welcomes IAS Vanguard Fellow Dr. Kristin Mahoney  (Michigan State) and respondent Dr. Ana Parejo Vadillo (Birkbeck) for a fascinating afternoon. Friday, 8 November, 4-6pm, in the Institute for Advanced Studies (54 Pritchatts Road). All are welcome. Rethinking the Racial Politics of Decadence: Taking Wilde to Sri Lanka and Beardsley to Harlem Late-Victorian … Continue reading “8 November: Dr. Kristin Mahoney, “Rethinking the Racial Politics of Decadence””

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18 November: Works-in-Progress

A 19CC Works-in-Progress Session with Dr. Jen Baker (Warwick), 1:00-2:00pm, Muirhead 118. For papers, contact Matthew Ward (m.ward.1@bham.ac.uk)

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20 November: Dr. Alexander Bubb

Wed. 20 November: 19C Seminar Series, Dr. Alexander Bubb (Roehampton), “Building a Global Bookshelf: Asian Classical Literature for the General Readership, 1845-1915,” 5-7pm, Arts 103  

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21 November: An Evening with Ruskin

Join John Holmes and friends at the Oxford Museum of Natural History for the final celebration event in the Ruskin 200 programme at the Museum with a Victorian-inspired, scientific soirée of activities. Learn about John Ruskin’s connections to the Museum, from the design of the building to the geology collections, as well as his wide … Continue reading “21 November: An Evening with Ruskin”

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