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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Drawing out the Dinosaurs

When: 4th July- 27th October 2018 Where: Lapworth Museum of Geology, University of Birmingham What: Drawing out the Dinosaurs, an exhibition exploring two centuries of science discovery and artistic inspiration, curated by Will Tattersdill and Richard Butler. More information can be found here. 

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17 October: Research Centre Fair

Join the 19C Centre and all of the EDACS Research Centres for a PGR Meet&Greet on Wednesday 17 October, 4:00-6:00pm, Arts 201

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17 October: Professor Martin Willis (Cardiff)

LANS Distinguished Lecture Series, Professor Martin Willis, “What Role do the Humanities Play in our Scientific World?”. When: Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 5:30-7:00pm Where: Arts Main Lecture Theatre For more information, please visit: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/liberal-arts-and-sciences/events/2018/martin-willis.aspx

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6 July: CLiC for 19th Century Scholars

The Centre for Corpus Linguistics and the Nineteenth-Century Centre at the University of Birmingham will be jointly running a training session on using the CLiC web application for the study of 19th century fiction. CLiC includes all novels by Charles Dickens, a collection of 19th century classics and a collection of 19th century children’s literature. The training … Continue reading “6 July: CLiC for 19th Century Scholars”

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31 October: 19CC Book Launch

Join us as we celebrate recent publications of 19C Centre members and kick off the new academic year. When: Wednesday 31st October 2018, 5:00-6:00pm Where: Arts Lecture Room 4

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14 November: Dr. Koenraad Claes (Ghent)

Join us for a talk by Dr. Koenraad Claes (Ghent University) on “Late Victorian Little Magazines and the Invention of the Avant-Garde” When: Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 5:00-7:00pm Where: Arts Lecture Room 4

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3 December: Call for Papers for Mesh (Charles Dickens Special Edition)

Mesh publishes high-quality undergraduate work that makes interesting connections between two or more of the various strands of English, including literature, language/linguistics, creative writing, drama, media and film studies. EXTENDED DEADLINE: Monday 3rd December 2018 “The next issue of Mesh will be on the theme of the work of Charles Dickens. We invite submissions based … Continue reading “3 December: Call for Papers for Mesh (Charles Dickens Special Edition)”

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23 January: Professor Kathryn Sutherland (Oxford)

Join us for Professor Kathryn Sutherland’s talk “Samuel Johnson and the Origins of Writing”. A CLEMT-sponsored event. When: Wednesday 12 December 2018, 5:00-7:00pm Where: Arts Lecture Room 4

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