24 January 3-4.30pm: What was it like to study at Mason College?

In 1880, Mason Science College opened in Birmingham, offering a university-level education. At the opening ceremony, the biologist T. H. Huxley declared that ‘No child born in Birmingham, henceforward … need fail to obtain, not merely the instruction, but the culture most appropriate to the conditions of his life’. Mason College was to be a … Continue reading “24 January 3-4.30pm: What was it like to study at Mason College?”

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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!

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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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.

BAVS in Brum! 20-22 July, 2020

The 19C Centre is excited to announce that Birmingham will host the 20th annual conference of the British Association for Victorian Studies! Please join us 20-22 July, 2020 to celebrate BAVS’s 20th anniversary. The CFP and other details can be found on the conference website: bavs2020.com.  

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