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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Research Seminar – Wednesday 28th February

Join us for an exciting Nineteenth-Century Centre session on Weds 28th, where we’ll get to hear about new and timely research. We’ll be doubling up, with Charlie Gough talking about his discoveries in the Harry Ransom Center archives, and Dion Dobrzynski discussing William Morris’s utopian dreams and trees. Titles below, along with a zoom link … Continue reading “Research Seminar – Wednesday 28th February”

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Semester Two Programme

I’m delighted to share with you the 19CC’s speakers for this semester. These talks will be hybrid, so do join online if you’re unable to be with us in person – simply email me if you’d like the link. I very much hope to see as many of you as possible and look forward to … Continue reading “Semester Two Programme”

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19CC Visiting Speaker Series – Wednesday 29 November

Wednesday 29 November, 5pm, Arts 103: Dr Madeline Hewitson (Ashmolean exhibition), in conversation with Dr Kate Nichols. Dr Hewitson will be talking to our very own Dr Kate Nichols about the major exhibition at the Ashmolean, ‘Colour Revolution: Victorian Art, Fashion and Design’ (https://www.ashmolean.org/people/madeline-hewitson; https://www.ashmolean.org/exhibition/colour-revolution-victorian-art-fashion-design).  Further details of our research event:  ‘Colour Revolution: Victorian Art, Fashion and … Continue reading “19CC Visiting Speaker Series – Wednesday 29 November”

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Nineteenth-Century Centre Research Seminar – Wednesday 25th October at 5pm

Please join us for our first research seminar visiting speaker event of the year! James is a terrific scholar and a wonderfully engaging speaker, so we’re set for an illuminating evening. Further details below. Do spread the word to other interested parties. And if you can’t attend in person but would like to hear James’s … Continue reading “Nineteenth-Century Centre Research Seminar – Wednesday 25th October at 5pm”

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J. Uluwehi Hopkins (Hawai’i, West O’ahu), ‘Moʻolelo as Methodology: Hawaiian Knowledge Systems Embedded in Oral Histories’

J. Uluwehi Hopkins, ‘Moʻolelo as Methodology: Hawaiian Knowledge Systems Embedded in Oral Histories’ Friday, 14th July 2023, 10am (BST) – Online Moʻolelo is the Hawaiian word for “history” and “story.” In the ancestral Hawaiian worldview, these two concepts are intertwined, but it is often seen as a problem by the conservative Western methodology of doing … Continue reading “J. Uluwehi Hopkins (Hawai’i, West O’ahu), ‘Moʻolelo as Methodology: Hawaiian Knowledge Systems Embedded in Oral Histories’”

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Dr Abigail Droge, ‘The Role of Literature in an Industrial Society: Student Perspectives from Mason Science College’

Dr Abigail Droge, ‘The Role of Literature in an Industrial Society: Student Perspectives from Mason Science College’ Wednesday, 5th July 2023, 5pm – Arts 101 (Lecture Room 4) Join us on Wednesday July 5th at 5pm in Arts 101 (Lecture Room 4) for a wonderful talk by Dr Abigail Droge about Mason Science College – … Continue reading “Dr Abigail Droge, ‘The Role of Literature in an Industrial Society: Student Perspectives from Mason Science College’”

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The University of Birmingham’s Nineteenth-Century Centre’s Public Lecture, Dr Clare Bucknell (All Souls, Oxford), ‘Nineteenth-Century Anthologising: “Castrated” Books and Poems’

The University of Birmingham’s Nineteenth-Century Centre’s Public Lecture Dr Clare Bucknell (All Souls, Oxford), ‘Nineteenth-Century Anthologising: “Castrated” Books and Poems’ Thursday 25th May 2023, 6:00pm-7:30pm at Selly Manor Museum (in collaboration with The Bookshop on the Green, and as part of the AMD Hughes Annual Memorial Lecture Series) In The Condition of the Working Class in … Continue reading “The University of Birmingham’s Nineteenth-Century Centre’s Public Lecture, Dr Clare Bucknell (All Souls, Oxford), ‘Nineteenth-Century Anthologising: “Castrated” Books and Poems’”

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19CC Research Seminar: Dr Phillippa Bennett (Northampton)

19CC Research Seminar Dr Phillippa Bennett (University of Northampton) Wednesday 26th April 2023, 4:30pm-6:30pm Arts 103 (Constance Naden Room) Dr Phillippa Bennett (University of Northampton), ‘Wild Belongings: Community, Story and Rewilding in William Morris’s News from Nowhere and Diane Setterfield’s Once Upon a River’ Contemporary cultural interest in the concept of rewilding has generated a … Continue reading “19CC Research Seminar: Dr Phillippa Bennett (Northampton)”

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CFP: 19CC Postgraduate Symposium

    Call for Papers – 19CC Postgraduate Symposium The University of Birmingham Nineteenth-Century Centre is delighted to share the Call for Papers for our Postgraduate Symposium taking place on Monday, 15th May 2023. The Postgraduate Symposium will be an opportunity for students to come together in a low-pressure environment to hear about and celebrate … Continue reading “CFP: 19CC Postgraduate Symposium”

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