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”

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”

13 February: Dr Serena Trowbridge (BCU) ‘Although she is not a lady, her mind is poetic’: The Poetry of Elizabeth Siddall

When: Wednesday 13th February, 5-7pm Where: Arts 103 ‘Although she is not a lady, her mind is poetic’: The Poetry of Elizabeth Siddall Few female figures of the nineteenth century have engaged the popular imagination as much as that of Elizabeth Eleanor Siddall. Her life seems to be of more interest than her work, however; … Continue reading “13 February: Dr Serena Trowbridge (BCU) ‘Although she is not a lady, her mind is poetic’: The Poetry of Elizabeth Siddall”

27 February: Professor Catherine Maxwell (Queen Mary): ‘Bringing the perfume out of everything: Vernon Lee and Scent’

When: Wednesday 27th February, 5-7pm Where: Arts Lecture Room 8 Professor Catherine Maxwell (Queen Mary) presents ‘Bringing the perfume out of everything: Vernon Lee and Scent’, a talk drawn from her recent monograph, Scents and Sensibility : Perfume in Victorian Literary Culture (OUP 2017)

6 March: Modern & Contemporary History Centre, New research on the history of gender & sexualities seminar series

Wednesday 6 March, 5pm Ruby Ray Daily, Northwestern University, “‘How to Kill a Governess’: the fundamental violence of Victorian Sexuality” Ruby Ray Daily is a doctoral candidate specializing in nineteenth and twentieth-century Britain. Her dissertation, “Sex and Violence in Greater Britain: Sexual Sensibilities, Pain and Pleasure in Britain and the Anglo-world, 1840-1960,” explores the changing relationship … Continue reading “6 March: Modern & Contemporary History Centre, New research on the history of gender & sexualities seminar series”

8 March: Dr Emilie Taylor-Brown (Oxford) ‘Slaying Dragons and Talking to Stomachs: Science and Selfhood in the Nineteenth Century’

When: Friday 8th March, 4-6pm Where: Arts 103 England, 1853. A human stomach writes a book advising the general public on best dietetic practice. It recounts its life and its encounters with food adulteration, smoking, alcohol, love, marriage and eventually old age. The book is universally well-reviewed and runs to 5 editions. India, 1897. In … Continue reading “8 March: Dr Emilie Taylor-Brown (Oxford) ‘Slaying Dragons and Talking to Stomachs: Science and Selfhood in the Nineteenth Century’”

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.