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”

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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”

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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’”

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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. 

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17 October: Research Centre Fair

Join the 19C Centre and all of the EDACS Research Centres for a PGR Meet&Greet on Wednesday 17 October, 4:00-6:00pm, Arts 201

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17 October: Professor Martin Willis (Cardiff)

LANS Distinguished Lecture Series, Professor Martin Willis, “What Role do the Humanities Play in our Scientific World?”. When: Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 5:30-7:00pm Where: Arts Main Lecture Theatre For more information, please visit: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/liberal-arts-and-sciences/events/2018/martin-willis.aspx

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6 July: CLiC for 19th Century Scholars

The Centre for Corpus Linguistics and the Nineteenth-Century Centre at the University of Birmingham will be jointly running a training session on using the CLiC web application for the study of 19th century fiction. CLiC includes all novels by Charles Dickens, a collection of 19th century classics and a collection of 19th century children’s literature. The training … Continue reading “6 July: CLiC for 19th Century Scholars”

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31 October: 19CC Book Launch

Join us as we celebrate recent publications of 19C Centre members and kick off the new academic year. When: Wednesday 31st October 2018, 5:00-6:00pm Where: Arts Lecture Room 4

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