Web Resources

A hand-picked selection of some of the most interesting and useful freely available resources for researchers working on the Victorian period.

Online projects

General Humanities Resources

  • Conferencealerts.com: links to academic conference announcements worldwide.
  • The Literary Encyclopedia: a reference work for literatures in English, with over 3,900 biographical and bibliographical entries. Membership is needed to read the full text of most articles.
  • The Voice of the Shuttle: one of the most comprehensive websites for humanities research.

Related Organisations

Nineteenth-Century Resources

Themed Resources




  • The British Empire Gateway: an internet gateway to online resources on the British Empire created by Jane Samson (University of Alberta)




Romantic Studies

Modernist Studies


  • Sounding Tennyson, a freely-available website, includes the first
    recordings and publications of Emily Tennyson’s piano/vocal settings of “Break,
    Break, Break,” which preserve aspects of Alfred Tennyson’s recitation. The
    recordings were made in the drawing room at the Tennysons’ restored home,
    Farringford, using Queen Victoria’s piano. Sounding
    uses sound as an experiential way of
    conceptually thinking through an archive and is part of the Tennysons Archive, the first digital
    archival grouping of Tennyson items.


Recreational pursuits

  • The Victorian Cyclist: a blog about the joys and perils of cycling in Victorian Britain
  • The Victorian Turkish Bath: a history of the rise and fall of the Victorian Turkish bath, with details of those still open for use by Malcolm Shifrin.

Teaching Resources


Victorian Journals

19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century
Victorian Studies
Journal of Victorian Culture
Nineteenth-Century Contexts
Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies
Blackwell’s Literature Compass
Nineteenth-Century Literature
English Literature in Transition, 1880–1920
Victorian Poetry
Victorian Literature and Culture
Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies
Australasian Victorian Studies Journal
The Gissing Journal at Gissing in Cyberspace
George Eliot Review

Funding Bodies

Arts & Humanities Research Council
The British Academy
The Leverhulme Trust

Are there other nineteenth-century resources that you find helpful? Please contact Claire with further suggestions.