Call for bloggers

Are you interested in expanding your CV, gaining exposure for your research, and creating a professional online presence? Come blog for BAVS!

Our two blogging platforms are aimed at bringing together BAVS postgraduates and ECRs from across the humanities focusing on the Victorian period.

Researcher Blog: We want to celebrate the diverse and groundbreaking research undertaken by our postgraduate and ECR members, introducing wider audiences to a new generation of writers and scholars. We invite academic, research-informed blog posts, with the aim of promoting communication and community within the BAVS network. We also welcome group posts, which will not only encourage collaborations between small communities of like-minded researchers, but will also promote interdisciplinary and cross-century projects.

Please send a brief outline of your research topic to the BAVS PGR Reps (contact info on the ‘about’ page). Researcher posts are approximately 800-1,500 words in length, and should include properly cited references and images (if applicable).

#BLM Blog Posts

As a small part of BAVS’s response to the #BlackLivesMatter movement, we encourage contributions to The Victorianist on issues of race, colonialism, imperialism, police and state violence and related themes in any Victorian Studies context.

We welcome all kinds of posts, short or longer pieces, in any format. Posts could reflect on:

  • your research
  • recent events (e.g. C19 statues, histories of protest)
  • teaching and decolonising Victorian studies
  • the role of Victorian Studies today
  • academia and activism

Contact us @BAVS_PGs and/or @Danielle_M_Dove and @drheatherhind with your ideas. You can find our general ongoing call for blog posts above and here:

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