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.
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”
Join Professor John Holmes for a talk drawn from his recent prize-winning study, The Pre-Raphaelites and Science at the Birmingham & Midlands Institute. Monday, October 14th, 1-2pm. For more info, please see the BMI website.
Please join us for the first 19CC Seminar Series of the new academic year, with Professor Josephine McDonagh (Chicago): ‘Seeking Asylum in the Nineteenth Century: Jane Eyre and the Guayran Emigrants’. Tuesday, October 29th, 5-7pm, in Arts Lecture Room 5.
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””
The Birmingham 19C Centre is on its summer hiatus. Please check back in October for our 2019/2020 calendar of events.
When: Friday 15th March, 12-2pm Where: Westmere House seminar room
When: Wednesday 27th March, 5-7pm Where: Arts Lecture Room 8
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”
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”