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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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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The Wellesley Index – UoB February trial

The 19C Centre is pleased to announce that the library have signed up to a trial of the Wellesley Index of Victorian Periodicals (1824 – 1900) for February 2020. We encourage University of Birmingham staff and students researching anything related to the nineteenth century to make the most of this fantastic resource during the trial … Continue reading “The Wellesley Index – UoB February trial”

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Feb. 14: Views on Ruskin Roundtable

Fri. 14 February: Views on Ruskin Roundtable, with Dr. Christopher Donaldson (Lancaster), Dr. Zoe Bulaitis (Manchester), and members of the 19CC. 4-6:00pm, Arts Lecture Room 3.

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