Regionalism Across the World in the Long Nineteenth Century

Southampton Centre for Nineteenth-Century Research
Conference, 20 September 2018.

Keynote speaker: Dr Fiona Edmonds (Director of the Regional Heritage Centre, Lancaster University) ‘The myth of regions? Nineteenth-century interpretations of northern England’s medieval past.’

Many national and regional borders are currently undergoing high-profile reassessments. This topical and timely conference explores the relationship between regionalism, mobility, politics and the arts in the nineteenth century – a period which saw many such borders being drawn, re-drawn and hotly contested around the world. Co-organised by the Departments of English (Faculty of Humanities) and Social Statistics and Demography (Faculty of Social Sciences) under the aegis of the interdisciplinary Southampton Centre for Nineteenth-Century Research (, it will bring together established international scholars, postgraduates, and early career researchers of literature, history, sociology, cultural geography, political science, ethnography, labour history, language, and linguistics, to debate the nineteenth-century precedents of an issue that is of critical importance in many parts of the world today: the intimate, sometimes symbiotic, often fractious relationships between regional identity, politics, culture, economics, and the arts.

On the day following the conference, 21 September, we are offering a limited number of places on a guided tour of the Dorset County Museum (price £3.60 per person, inclusive of minibus travel. Pre-booking essential).

Conference price: £65 (full) and £35 (concessions), includes refreshments, lunch, and evening wine reception but excludes conference dinner. The registration link is available here between 30 June and 17 September 2018: