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BAVS Writing Retreat – Spring Edition

Wednesday 5th of May 2021 by Victorianist

BAVS Writing Retreat – Spring edition – Wed 26 May, 4-6pm About this Event Spring has sprung, but does your writing need to blossom? Do you find the company of others gives you that extra bit of motivation? If so, join us for the BAVS Writing Retreat at 4-6pm on Wed 26 May. Whether you …

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PhD Studentship – Aston University

Monday 3rd of May 2021 by Victorianist

Aston University’s College of Business and Social Sciences is offering a fully-funded PhD studentship in any subject, including those in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities. The studentship would start in October 2021. The right candidate would be eligible to complete a full-time, three-year PhD in Victorian literature and culture studying under Dr Abigail …

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Decoding Dickens: Contexts, Inspirations, Approaches – 21 May 2021

Friday 30th of April 2021 by Victorianist

Decoding Dickens: Contexts, Inspirations, Approaches – 21 May 2021, 2pm-6.40pm (BST) An online networking symposium that introduces the ‘savage stenographic mystery’ of Dickens’s shorthand and the challenges of deciphering unusual scripts Organisers: Dr Claire Wood (University of Leicester) and Professor Hugo Bowles (University of Foggia) Join us on 21 May to explore Charles Dickens’s mysterious shorthand …

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CFP: Photographic Art Reproductions, from 1839 to the Present

Friday 30th of April 2021 by Victorianist

23 July 2021, online deadline for submissions: June 18, 2021 University of St Andrews, UK / Centre André Chastel, France contact email: sofya.k.dmitrieva@gmail.com The photographic art reproduction came into being simultaneously with the invention of the medium: Joseph Nicéphore Niépce captured engravings in his earliest heliographs, while William Henry Fox Talbot praised the reproductive capacities …

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CFP: Long Nineteenth Century Symposium

Tuesday 27th of April 2021 by Victorianist

In order to foster collaboration across the post-graduate community within the field of the long 19C, this event seeks to explore some of the cross-thematic research priorities at the centre of doctoral studies. Each of these three panels offer opportunities to present and discuss cutting-edge approaches and findings to key topics of concern during a …

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Centre for Victorian Studies ECR Talks Series (updated schedule)

Tuesday 27th of April 2021 by Victorianist

This term, the Centre for Victorian Studies at the University of Exeter will be hosting a series of talks from early career researchers showcasing the research outputs and interests of the CVS. Following on from the wonderfully open and enlightening opening panel, we are delighted that each of our brilliant speakers will each be presenting …

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Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom: A New Set of Publications!

Monday 26th of April 2021 by Victorianist

(Apologies for any cross postings) We are pleased to announce the publication of a large new cache of materials by Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom (https://undiscipliningvc.org). These include lesson plans, peer-reviewed syllabi, and Zoomcasts, i.e., recorded interviews with colleagues in the field doing important anti-racist work. As a digital humanities project that seeks to reimagine how …

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English: Shared Futures Online: Caring for our Discipline during COVID

Thursday 22nd of April 2021 by Victorianist

Part 1 of the English: Shared Futures series of events, Caring for our Discipline during COVID About this Event: Friday 30 April 2021 9:30-13:00 BST (UK) This event is free to attend and all are welcome. We suggest a donation of £5, which will help us to run future events at the same low ticket …

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Nineteenth Century Summer School

Friday 16th of April 2021 by Victorianist

7 – 11 June 2021 Senate House, University of London This year the IES 5-day Nineteenth-Century Summer School runs from June-7-11, 2021. The chosen author is Charles Dickens, focusing on in-depth study of two of the later novels, Bleak House (1852) and Great Expectations (1861). The school is open to anyone with an advanced interest …

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CFP: Boyhood: Re-examining an Edwardian Obsession

Friday 16th of April 2021 by Victorianist

Thursday 8 July 2021 To coincide with its summer exhibition, Henry Scott Tuke (7 June – 12 September 2021), Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village invites contributions to an interdisciplinary virtual event which looks to re-examine the Edwardian obsession with boyhood through the lens of the twenty-first century. While the boy, as precursor to the man, …

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Enemy Encounters Online Conference 19th-20th July 2021

Thursday 15th of April 2021 by WebTeam

Hosted by the IWM Institute for the Public Understanding of War and Conflict and the Car-diff University AHRC funded project ‘Strange Meetings: Enemy Encounters 1800-2020’, this event seeks to explore views of enmity and allegiance in modern warfare. The confer-ence focuses on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries but we also welcome proposals relating to the …

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The Gaskell Journal, Graduate Student Essay Prize 2022

Monday 12th of April 2021 by Victorianist

The Gaskell Journal Joan Leach Memorial Graduate Student Essay Prize 2022 Deadline for submissions: 1 February 2022 The Gaskell Journal runs a biennial Graduate Student Essay Prize in honour of Joan Leach MBE, founder of the Gaskell Society. The winning essay will be published in the Gaskell Journal (with revisions as appropriate), and its author …

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CFP: Enemy Encounters: Online Conference

Monday 12th of April 2021 by Victorianist

19th-20th July 2021 Hosted by the IWM Institute for the Public Understanding of War and Conflict and the Cardiff University AHRC funded project ‘Strange Meetings: Enemy Encounters 1800-2020’, this event seeks to explore views of enmity and allegiance in modern warfare. The conference focuses on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries but we also welcome pro-posals …

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Florence Nightingale and Health At Home: Free Lecture

Friday 9th of April 2021 by Victorianist

In this free lecture on Tuesday 13 April, 2:30pm, Dr Jonathan Memel will explore how young Nightingale’s charitable visits to working-class cottages inspired her longstanding mission to improve the living conditions of working people in Britain. He will consider her bestseller Notes on Nursing (1860) alongside her subsequent attempts to popularise sanitary discourse and embed …

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Call for papers: The Kelmscott Press and Its Legacies

Wednesday 7th of April 2021 by Victorianist

A one-day symposium hosted by The William Morris Society 6 November 2021 Keynote speakers: Dr Marcus Waithe (University of Cambridge), ‘Pocket Cathedrals: Craftsmanship, Architecture, and the Kelmscott Press’; Yoshiko Yamamoto (Arts & Crafts Press, Tacoma) In 2021 The William Morris Society will be celebrating 125 years since the publication of the Kelmscott Chaucer, the crowning …

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Call for Papers: Valuing Sculpture: Contemporary Perspectives on Art, Craft and Industry, 1660-1860

Monday 5th of April 2021 by Victorianist

Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 July 2021 Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Keynote Speakers Dr Greg Sullivan (University of York/ St. Paul’s Cathedral) Dr Rebecca Wade (Independent) The indeterminate position of sculpture within the arts is a malleable concept which continues to challenge researchers. Categorisations such as art, craft, or industry contrive barriers, separating works from …

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Victorian Persistence Seminar – “Letter-Writing for the Masses in Nineteenth-Century Britain”

Tuesday 30th of March 2021 by Victorianist

The next session of our seminar will take place on zoom on 7 April 2021 at 5pm (Paris time, GMT+2). Dr. Kathrin Levitan (William & Mary, Williamsburg) will give a paper entitled “Letter-Writing for the Masses in Nineteenth-Century Britain.” Her respondent will be Dr. Stéphanie Prévost (University of Paris, LARCA). To receive the zoom link ahead of the …

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Edinburgh Conan Doyle Network Conference: ‘Conan Doyle and Storytelling’

Tuesday 30th of March 2021 by Victorianist

10–11 December 2021  Birkbeck, University of London  Keynote speakers:  Professor Christine Ferguson, University of Stirling  Professor Robert Hampson, Royal Holloway, University of London  “‘Pray compose yourself, sir,’ said Holmes, ‘and let me have a clear account of who you are, and what it is that has befallen you.’” (‘The Beryl Coronet’)  Arthur Conan Doyle was …

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The Kelmscott Press and Its Legacies: Call for Papers

Thursday 25th of March 2021 by WebTeam

A one-day symposium hosted by The William Morris Society 6 November 2021 Keynote speakers: Dr Marcus Waithe (University of Cambridge), ‘Pocket Cathedrals: Craftsmanship, Architecture, and the Kelmscott Press’; Yoshiko Yamamoto (Arts & Crafts Press, Tacoma) In 2021 The William Morris Society will be celebrating 125 years since the publication of the Kelmscott Chaucer, the crowning …

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CFP: Breaking the Network: Infrastructure and Community (Fractures) in the Long Nineteenth Century

Tuesday 23rd of March 2021 by Victorianist

ONLINE CONFERENCE University College Cork, Thursday 2nd – Friday 3rd September 2021 https://breaknet2021.wordpress.com/ Keynotes: Prof. Claire Connolly (U niversity C ollege C ork ), Dr Nicola Kirkby (Royal Holloway) , Prof. Ruth Livesey (Royal Holloway), Dr Nitin Sinha ( Leibniz – Zentrum Moderner Orient) Recent studies in nineteenth-century culture have investigated the connectedness of individuals, …

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Bordering Genders/Genres/Genera: Crossings, Writings, Cultures

Tuesday 23rd of March 2021 by Victorianist

Bordering Genders/Genres/Genera: Crossings, Writings, Cultures is a one-day international symposium convened taking place this Friday, 26th March 2021 online on MS Teams – the link to the event is on the conference poster linked below.  Bordering Genders/Genres/Genera: Crossings, Writings, Cultures is convened by Silvia Antosa, Mariaconcetta Costantini and Mara Mattoscio, the event aims to shed light on the genders, genres, …

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CFP: The William Morris Society (US)

Friday 19th of March 2021 by Victorianist

Call for Session Proposals! The William Morris Society in the US (WMS-US) invites proposals for its upcoming session at the College Art Association (CAA) 2022 conference, which is scheduled to be held February 16-19 in Chicago. The WMS-US is interested in hosting a session which relates to broad Morrisian ideas and the Arts & Crafts …

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Victorian Persistence seminar: “Seeking Asylum: Nineteenth-Century Migration, the La Guayrian Emigrants, and Jane Eyre.”

Wednesday 17th of March 2021 by Victorianist

The next session of our seminar will take place on zoom on 24 March 2021 at 5.30pm Paris time (Central European Time Zone/ GMT+1) Pr. Josephine McDonagh (University of Chicago) will give a paper entitled “Seeking Asylum: Nineteenth-Century Migration, the La Guayrian Emigrants, and Jane Eyre.” Her respondent will be Dr. Sandeep Bakshi (Université de Paris).To receive the zoom link …

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Religion and Victorian Popular Literature and Culture Online Colloquium

Monday 15th of March 2021 by Victorianist

We are pleased to announce the programme for Religion and Victorian Popular Literature and Culture, a free online colloquium running Thursday 6 to Saturday 8 May 2021 from 15:00 to 18:00 GMT on both days.   All are welcome at this event, but please register to secure a place. Click here to download the programme and read the abstracts here. Click here to …

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Centre for Victorian Studies ECR Talks Series

Monday 8th of March 2021 by Victorianist

This term, the Centre for Victorian Studies at the University of Exeter will be hosting a series of talks from early career researchers showcasing the research outputs and interests of the CVS. This Thursday, we will be a hosting a group panel on ‘Finishing a PhD during a pandemic’ where recent graduates from the CVS …

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Call for Book Chapters on Florence Nightingale: Insights for Pandemic from History

Friday 5th of March 2021 by Victorianist

Concept Note: Communicable disease outbreaks have been rampant in the history of a tropical country like India. As public health agencies in the country rigorously prepare for the current threat of Covid-19 pandemic, it becomes imperative to investigate the cultural, historical, biomedical and literary spheres to look for directives that can modify social behaviour amidst …

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Call for Papers: Modern Visuality and Nineteenth-Century Performance

Thursday 4th of March 2021 by Victorianist

Theatre and Visual Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century AHRC-Project  Conference at Exeter University, 31 August – 3 September 2021  DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS 17 MAY 2021  Keynote speakers:  Michael Gamer, University of Pennsylvania   David Taylor, Oxford University  The nineteenth century is associated with the transformation of traditional ways of life, rapid technological advances, radical changes …

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CFP: Victorian Ecologies (deadline extended)

Thursday 4th of March 2021 by Victorianist

Victorian Network is an open-access, MLA-indexed, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best work across the broad field of Victorian Studies by postgraduate students and early career academics. We are delighted to announce that our fourteenth issue (2021) on the theme of “Victorian Ecologies” will be guest edited by Elizabeth Miller (UC Davis). …

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BAVS Newsletter Editor

Tuesday 2nd of March 2021 by Victorianist

BAVS are looking for a new Newsletter Editor to join the Executive Committee. As Editor, you will be responsible for compiling and distributing the triannual Newsletter, sourcing and administering the book reviews process, and maintaining regular communication between the BAVS Commitee and members. The role is a good opportunity for early career colleagues looking to …

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BAVS@Home: Victorian Valentines with Dr Alice Crossley

Wednesday 24th of February 2021 by Victorianist

Monday 8 March, 17.15 (GMT) The British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS) is delighted to announce BAVS@Home – a series of public-facing online talks, panel events, and Q&As taking place in 2021. The first event in this series is scheduled for Monday 8 March at 17.15 (GMT) and explores the fascinating world of Victorian Valentine …

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