2 October: Research Centre Meet & Greet

Meet the EDACS Research Centres! UoB Post-grads, it’s time for the yearly pizza-fest with your friendly local Research Centres. Learn about the seminars, workshops, and other events taking place this academic year; get involved and meet new people while you’re at it. Wednesday, October 2nd, 4-6pm in Arts Lecture Room 4.

9 October: Book Launch and 19C Post-Grad Mixer

Join us to celebrate recent book publications with chat, nibbles, drinks, and remarks from  Drs. Melissa Dickson & Andrew Hodgson (Birmingham) and recent UoB Alum Dr. Clare Stainthorp (London). Learn about the publishing process & the autumn events at the 19CC. Everyone welcome, post-grads especially! Featured books: Anxious Times: Medicine and Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Britain by … Continue reading “9 October: Book Launch and 19C Post-Grad Mixer”

8 November: Dr. Kristin Mahoney, “Rethinking the Racial Politics of Decadence”

19CC Seminar Series Welcomes IAS Vanguard Fellow Dr. Kristin Mahoney  (Michigan State) and respondent Dr. Ana Parejo Vadillo (Birkbeck) for a fascinating afternoon. Friday, 8 November, 4-6pm, in the Institute for Advanced Studies (54 Pritchatts Road). All are welcome. Rethinking the Racial Politics of Decadence: Taking Wilde to Sri Lanka and Beardsley to Harlem Late-Victorian … Continue reading “8 November: Dr. Kristin Mahoney, “Rethinking the Racial Politics of Decadence””

10th April: Dr. Sarah Comyn (UCD) ‘Every Station Open to All’? Mechanics’ Institutes on the Victorian Goldfields

When: Wednesday 10th April, 5-7pm During his speech at the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute’s soirée in 1862, Richard Heales (M.L.A) captured the sense of the mechanics’ institute as a symbol of home when he argued that ‘nothing bound us to the old country like its institutions, and what would bind us to the new country [but] … Continue reading “10th April: Dr. Sarah Comyn (UCD) ‘Every Station Open to All’? Mechanics’ Institutes on the Victorian Goldfields”

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”