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The London Victorian Studies Colloquium 2018

Interdisciplinary and Impact in the Long Nineteenth Century

13-14th April 2018, Royal Holloway Victorian Studies Centre, University of London


The London Victorian Studies Colloquium is an annual residential colloquium for postgraduates and postdocs working in Victorian Studies. This is a relatively informal weekend of postgraduate papers, and training and professionalisation workshops, combined with time for networking in the beautiful Victorian surroundings of Royal Holloway.

This year’s event will include:

  • Plenary talks from Professor Stephen Downes (Music, Royal Holloway) and Dr Matthew Sangster (English, Glasgow)
  • A talk from historical consultant Suzanne Fagence Cooper
  • Research training workshops from the National Archives and the V&A
  • An interactive training workshop on Impact and Public Engagement

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis and the colloquium is open to Masters, doctoral students and postdocs from the UK or abroad, working on any nineteenth-century topic.

Participants do not have to present a paper but we will be looking for a small number of speakers to give short papers (20 minutes) on any topic. We particularly encourage papers that speak to the colloquium themes of “interdisciplinarity” and “impact”. Topics for papers may include:

  • Interdisciplinary approaches to the study of nineteenth-century art, literature, culture, society and history
  • The emergence and definition of scientific, intellectual and aesthetic disciplines in the long nineteenth century
  • The presence of interdisciplinary discourses in nineteenth-century writing, music and arts
  • Reform movements and philanthropy in the long nineteenth century
  • The impact of nineteenth-century scientists, inventors, thinkers, reformers, writers and artists on their contemporary moment
  • The afterlives of the long nineteenth century: Neo-Victorianism, the heritage sector, tourism, adaptation
  • Reflections on public outreach and impact activities that build on nineteenth-century research

Please email Dr Katie McGettigan, Royal Holloway, if you would like to present a paper: katie.mcgettigan@rhul.ac.uk

The weekend is subsidised, so fees are £80 for overnight residential delegates (this includes the cost of registration, accommodation, dinner (Fri), breakfast and lunch (Sat) and all refreshments) and £40 for day delegates (Friday or Saturday only, includes dinner or lunch and refreshements). The event is free for TECHNE students.

Due to generous support from the British Association of Victorian Studies, we also have a small number of travel bursaries available. These will be awarded on the basis on distance travelled, and applicants do not have to be giving a paper. Please complete and email this form to Dr Katie McGettigan at the above address if you would like to be considered.

The deadline for applicants is 5 pm Monday 26th March or as soon as places are full. We have approximately 25 residential places available. Participants can register for the colloqiuum here.

You can download a PDF of the poster here

interdisciplinary and Impact in the long 19th centuryThe Colloquium is generously supported by the TECHNE consortium and the British Association of Victorian Studies – www.bavs.ac.uk


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