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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15 March: Work-in-Progess

When: Friday 15th March, 12-2pm Where: Westmere House seminar room

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16 April: Fashioning the Victorians: The Crinoline with Dr Rebecca Mitchell

From corsets to crinolines, dandies to decadent ‘New Women’, fashions during the Victorian age were changing as fast as a steam locomotive. Silhouettes and styles transformed radically every decade, influenced by the social, cultural and political forces of this era. Using a wide range of 19th-century images and primary source materials, Rebecca N. Mitchell discusses … Continue reading “16 April: Fashioning the Victorians: The Crinoline with Dr Rebecca Mitchell”

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9 May: Tutankhamun: Facts, Fictions and the Mummy’s Curse with Dr Eleanor Dobson

The discovery of the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun in 1922 is one of the best-known archaeological narratives of the modern age. The uncovering of the pharaoh’s final resting place with its wealth of gilded artefacts was cause for much celebration both in Egypt and abroad. But within weeks of the king’s burial chamber … Continue reading “9 May: Tutankhamun: Facts, Fictions and the Mummy’s Curse with Dr Eleanor Dobson”

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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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1 February: Call for Papers for Annual Conference of the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals

Work/Leisure, Duty/Pleasure CALL FOR PAPERS Annual Conference of the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals 25-27 July 2019 University of Brighton, UK Proposals are invited for 20 minute papers or panels of three or four related papers that address any aspect of the Victorian periodical or newspaper press. Proposals relevant to the Conference theme of Work/Leisure, … Continue reading “1 February: Call for Papers for Annual Conference of the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals”

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8th February: Ruskin, Science and the Environment

In honour of John Ruskin’s bicentenary, John Holmes is co-organising a one-day conference on Ruskin, Science and the Environment with Sally Shuttleworth (Oxford), to be hosted by the Oxford University Museum of Natural History on Friday 8th February 2019 from 9.30 until 6. The speakers will include Kate Flint (Southern California), Mark Frost (Portsmouth), Peter … Continue reading “8th February: Ruskin, Science and the Environment”

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