Feb 17: Rebecca Mitchell at the BMI: “Death Becomes Her: On Victorian Mourning”

Mon. 17 Feb: Rebecca N. Mitchell BMI Partner Talk, “Death Becomes Her: On Victorian Mourning” Birmingham & Midland Institute, 1:00-2:00pm. For Victorian widows, mourning could be a full time job. Strict rules dictated what one could wear and where one could go in the weeks and months following a bereavement. But the Victorians also made … Continue reading “Feb 17: Rebecca Mitchell at the BMI: “Death Becomes Her: On Victorian Mourning””

Works-In-Progress: Dr. Kathryn Milligan (UCD), “Towards a Four Nations Art History? The G. F Watts Memorial Exhibition, 1905 – 06”

Mon. 24 February: Works-in-Progress, Dr. Kathryn Milligan (UCD), “Towards a Four Nations Art History? The G. F Watts Memorial Exhibition, 1905 – 06,” 1:00-2:00pm. For papers, contact Matthew Ward (m.ward.1@bham.ac.uk). ***VENUE CHANGE***: Please note that this event will now be held in the Winteringham Room at the Birmingham Rep, next to the Birmingham City Library … Continue reading “Works-In-Progress: Dr. Kathryn Milligan (UCD), “Towards a Four Nations Art History? The G. F Watts Memorial Exhibition, 1905 – 06””

25 March: Dr. Hannah Britton: “Channels of Communication: The Wordsworths, The Wye and the Letters of 1812”

Join us on Wed. 25 March to kick off our Wordsworth Birthday festivities with a 19C Seminar: Dr. Hannah Britton (St. Andrews), “Channels of Communication: The Wordsworths, The Wye and the Letters of 1812,” 5:00-7:00pm, Arts 103 (Constance Naden Room)

29 April: Dr. Veronica Isaac: “Examining Changing Attitudes to Theatre Costume in the Long 19th Century (c.1789-1914)”

19C 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),” 5:00-7:00pm, Room TBA

Change of Date! 14 February: Views on Ruskin

Join Dr. Christopher Donaldson (Lancaster), Dr. Zoe Bulaitis (Manchester), and  University of Birmingham 19C Centre staff for a slightly belated celebration of the centenary year of John Ruskin’s birth. A panel of short papers offer fresh views on Ruskin, followed by discussion. Friday, February 14, 2020 4-6pm Arts Building 103  

11 December: A Victorian Christmas @ the V&A

Lunchtime Lecture at the V&A: A Victorian Christmas The Victorians invented or perfected many of our most treasured Christmas traditions: Christmas cards, Christmas trees, and Christmas crackers can trace their popularity to the mid-nineteenth century. Fashion joined in the festive spirit, too, with designs and fabrics that made the most of the holiday mood. For … Continue reading “11 December: A Victorian Christmas @ the V&A”