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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31st October: John Holmes and The Temple of Science: The Pre-Raphaelites and Oxford University Museum of Natural History

John Holmes will be giving a talk on at the Oxford Literary Festival next month (31 October): The Temple of Science: The Pre-Raphaelites and Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Oxford: Bodleian Library, 2020) https://oxfordliteraryfestival.org/literature-events/2021/october-31/temple-of-science-the-pre-raphaelites-and-oxford-university-museum-of-natur

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Book Launch: Jimmy Packham’s Gothic Utterance and Hannah Murray’s Liminal Whiteness in Early US Fiction

Date: 27 October 2021 (16:00-17:00)Description: Join CSNA and the Nineteenth-Century Centre for a Halloween-themed launch of two brilliant new books. The Zoom registration link, for sharing with your various networks is here: https://bham-ac-uk.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkcemrrD4sHdbYZPmNJXcNOEZ6-rWXn20p. The link can also be found here

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May 19th: Dr. Veronica Isaac (Brighton), ‘Examining Changing Attitudes to Theatre Costume in the Long 19th Century c. 1789-1914’

Please join us on May 19th for our 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’ 19 May, 5:00pm GMT Zoom seminar; all are welcome! Register here (link will be sent to … Continue reading “May 19th: Dr. Veronica Isaac (Brighton), ‘Examining Changing Attitudes to Theatre Costume in the Long 19th Century c. 1789-1914’”

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Dr. Fariha Shaikh: New Generation Thinker

Congratulations to Dr. Fariha Shaikh, selected as a 2021 New Generation Thinker! Interested in learning more about her research? Listen as she discusses her past and current projects:

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Defining Pre-Raphaelite Poetics — Online talk posted

Listen to a fabulous talk hosted by the De Morgan Collection and featuring Heather Bozant Witcher and Amy Huseby, editors of the new collection Defining Pre-Raphaelite Poetics. The volume features chapters by 19CC colleagues John Holmes & Hannah Comer. Online now!

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Feb. 24th: ECR Panel

Please join us for an engaging panel with Elaine Goodey, Careena Fenton, and Nicola Westwood. Titles to follow. 24 February, 5:00pm GMT Zoom seminar; all are welcome! Register here (zoom link will be sent to registered participants before the event).

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March 3rd: Dr. Tony Howe, ‘Listening to Silence in Romantic Poetry’

Please join us on March 3rd  for our Seminar Series: Dr Tony Howe (Birmingham City) ‘Listening to Silence in Romantic Poetry’ 3 March, 5:00pm GMT Zoom seminar; all are welcome! Register here (link will be sent to registered participants before the event).

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April 21st: Works in Progress Workshop

Please join us for a Works in Progress workshop with papers by Helen Goulston and Emily Vincent. Helen Goulston, ‘Oxford University Museum of Natural History 1854-1914: Teaching Methods and Environments in the Departments of Geology and Mineralogy’ Emily Vincent, ‘Navigating the Spectral: Domestic Servants, Nursemaids and Mediumship in the Supernatural Works of Florence Marryat’ 21 … Continue reading “April 21st: Works in Progress Workshop”

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19CC Book Launch 2020

Please join the 19CC to celebrate the publication of five volumes by Centre staff! Zoom webinar, 11 December at 5:00pm. Brief introduction from each author followed by Q&A. Hope to see you there!  

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