EHU19 ‘In Conversation’ Series 2024

Our speaker series is back for 2024, this time with an ‘In Conversation’ format, exploring the latest research in interdisciplinary nineteenth-century studies in conversation with EHU19 academics and lots of questions from you!

Join us for the latest and greatest research in interdisciplinary nineteenth century studies.

Unlocking the Mary Hamilton Papers

Sophie Coulombeau & Tino Oudesluijs discuss the life of courtier, diarist and social networker extraordinaire, Mary Hamilton (1756-1816), and approaches to creating an open-access digital edition of her writing.

Thurs 29 February. Book your place.

Decadent Moods

Patricia Pulham discusses decadent identities, aesthetics and what makes for excellent interdisciplinary scholarship.

Tues 19 March. Book your place.

Postgraduate Lightning Talks

Meet our fantastic postgraduate researchers! Topics include nineteenth-century horse narratives, periodicals, forged and invented art, and vampires at the beach!

Thurs 11 April. Booking opens soon.

Wollstonecraft’s Breasts

Kayla Probeyahn discusses motherhood and breastfeeding in Wollstonecraft’s life and work, and her legacy today.

Thurs 25 April. Booking opens soon.


Dr Sophie Coulombeau (University of York)

Dr Tino Oudesluijs (University of Manchester)

‘Unlocking the Mary Hamilton Papers’

This joint seminar with Edge Hill University’s Linguistics Research Group explores the life of courtier, diarist and social networker extraordinaire, Mary Hamilton (1756-1816). We will be talking historical sociolinguistics, 19thC reading practices, literary friendships, and what it takes to create a digital open access edition of an author’s work.

Thurs 29 February

6pm – 7pm.

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Poster for Decadent Moods talk by Patricia Pulham . Tues 19 March. 6pm-7pm. XZoom. Free.

Prof. Patricia Pulham

(University of Surrey; President of British Association for Victorian Studies)

‘Decadent Moods’

Join Prof. Patricia Pulham as we find out what makes a ‘decadent mood’ and unravel the mysteries of the ‘Bruges-la-Morte’. Explore decadent aesthetics and identities across different media, and find out what makes for excellent interdisciplinary scholarship in 19thC Studies.

Tues 19 March

6pm – 7pm.

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Virtual Speaker Series 2023

Flyer advertising EHU Nineteen's Virtual Speaker Series: Dr. Franca Dellarosa, 'Friend(s) of Liberty and Man: Radical Poetry and Politics in Liverpool, 1790-1810'.

Dr Franca Dellarosa (Università degli studi di Bari Aldo Moro)

‘Friend(s) of Liberty and Man: Radical Poetry and Politics in Liverpool, 1790s-1810s’

Thurs 20 Apr 2023

Thurs 20 Apr 2023

Dr Jordan Kistler (University of Strathclyde)

‘Truth and Fantasy in the Victorian Museum’

Thurs 9 March 2023

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EHU19 Research Mixer

Poster advertising EHU9 research mixer. It includes a pen and ink sketch of Victorian figures floating around a gallery, gazing at the artwork.

EHU19 Research Centre for Nineteenth Century Studies explores the history and culture of the nineteenth century as well as the legacies of that period for society today. We would like to welcome you to an informal research mixer. Hear about the work of the Centre, including research and public engagement, and find out how YOU can get involved. 

Whether or not you consider your work to be directly connected to the nineteenth century, we’d love to hear about your research and find exciting avenues for collaborating across disciplines.

Recovering the Vampire Conference

4 – 5 November 2022.

How can vampires help us heal? In the 125th anniversary year of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, this interdisciplinary project explores how the vampires can function as a cultural figures of recovery, community, and regeneration.

Speakers:

Prof. Catherine Spooner (University of Lancaster)

Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes (Manchester Metropolitan)

Dacre Stoker (Researcher and Great-Grand-Nephew of Bram Stoker)

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BARS/NASSR Conference 2022: New Romanticisms

New Romanticisms conference. The full poster shows Boris Karloff as Frankenstein with a Ziggy Stardust thunderbolt over one eye.

‘New Romanticisms’ invites explorations of both the concept of newness in and about the Romantic period and new approaches to Romantic Studies today. The title for the conference also plays on the term ‘New Romantics’, referring to post-punk bands of the late 1970s and 1980s influenced by Romantic-period aesthetics, especially ‘dandy’ fashions (roughly equivalent to ‘new wave’ artists in America). The conference organisers are therefore particularly interested in responses to the call for papers which think about Romantic legacies and receptions in music, theatre, pop culture, and beyond. We would also welcome areas of research distinct from literary and cultural studies, which might include, but is not limited to: art history, material culture, cultural heritage, public engagement, and knowledge exchange. 


Virtual Speaker Series 2022

Dr Clare Clarke (Trinity College Dublin)

‘A Shrine of Pilgrimage: Dark Tourism in Late Victorian Newspapers’ Ripper Reportage’

Thurs 28 April 2022

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Prof. Devoney Looser (Arizona State University)

‘Nineteenth-Century Sister Novelists: Jane Austen and Jane and Anna Maria Porter’

Thurs 11 March 2022

Prof. Holly Furneaux (University of Cardiff)

‘Monuments of Mercy: Memorialising Military Fraternisation’

Thurs 24 February 2022

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Breaking Barriers: Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture in the Woke Age

MeToo, BLM, LGBTQ+ rights, Extinction Rebellion – these are just some of the social movements that have contributed to the so-called woke age. Moments of great change and reflection often make us think about our own social responsibility, be that our historical research, or what kinds of history we’re interested in. The long nineteenth century was also a time of furious debate, intense anxiety, and substantial progress, but its outdated views on gender, race and other pressing social issues remain in the visual epitaphs all around us, from statues to monuments, buildings to paintings. It is our social responsibility to consider how these objects are represented and interpreted in the now.

Speakers:

Dr Laura Eastlake (Edge Hill University)
The Victorians and Cleopatra: Unwriting the Greatest (Orientalist) Love Story Ever Told

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Dr Onyeka Nubia (University of Nottingham)
The Africans of Georgian Britain: active agents of change in the ‘golden age’ of ‘reason’ and ‘enlightenment.’

Prof Patricia Pulham (University of Surrey)
Touching Statues: Reading 19thC Narratives of Sexual Violation in the MeToo Era

Dr Nicole Cochrane (University of Exeter, BAVS/BARS 19C Matters Fellow)
Bonaparte in Britain: Popularity, Propaganda and the Lives of ‘Great’ Men

Gemma Shearwood (University of York)
New perspectives on photographs of John Flaxman’s memorial to William Murray, 1st Earl Mansfield

Organisers:

Dr Emma Butcher and Dr Melissa Gustin

Special thanks to the British Association for Victorian Studies, The Atkinson, and the Henry Moore Institute.


Spooky Season 2021

As the nights darken, join us for a season of talks, film screenings, and performances celebrating the spookier side of the nineteenth century.

Dr Joan Passey (University of Bristol)

‘Haunted Shores and Seaside Ghosts’

21st October 2021

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Virtual Speaker Series 2020-2021

Prof Cian Duffy (Lund University

Returning to Mont Blanc in 2020’

15 October 2020

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Dr Eleanor Dobson (University of Birmingham)

‘Performing Egyptian Magic’

10 March 2022

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Dr Will Tattersdill (University of Birmingham)

‘Mars in the Magazines’

10 February 2022

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Dr Erin Lafford (University of Derby)

‘Careless John Clare’

3 December 2020

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Substance Use and Abuse in the Long Nineteenth Century

This two day interdisciplinary conference examined the changing roles of drugs and chemical substances in the history, literature, and medical discourses of the long nineteenth century.

Speakers:
Prof. Susan Zieger (University of California Riverside)
Dr Noelle Plack (Newman University)
Dr Douglas Small (University of Glasgow)

For full details see http://[email protected]


Romanticism Goes to University

Crop from poster for Romanticism Goes to University conference

19 – 20 May 2018.

A two day symposium including workshops on editing the Romantics, teaching Romanticism, digital humanities, and impact in and of long nineteenth century studies. ‘Romanticism Goes to University’ explored, firstly, the role of higher education – pedagogy, didacticism, the Romantic lecture and essay, and the university as an institution – in the Romantic period itself; and secondly, an opportunity to scrutinize the state of the discipline in today’s university: what does it mean to teach and research Romanticism now? How is the Romantic period presented in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes? To what extent does what is taught in Romantic period courses reflect and / or motivate research?

Keynote Speakers and their workshops:
Professor Anthony Mandal, Cardiff University: Editing the Romantics
Dr Katie Garner, University of St. Andrews: Teaching Romanticism
Professor Judith Pascoe, Florida State University: Digital Romanticism
Professor Alice Jenkins, University of Glasgow: Post-Romantic Impacts

‘Romanticism Goes to University’ explored, firstly, the role of higher education – pedagogy, didacticism, the Romantic lecture and essay, and the university as an institution – in the Romantic period itself; and secondly, an opportunity to scrutinize the state of the discipline in today’s university: what does it mean to teach and research Romanticism now? How is the Romantic period presented in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes? To what extent does what is taught in Romantic period courses reflect and / or motivate research?


Romanticism Takes to the Hills

Crop of poster for Romanticism Takes to the Hills conference

Edgy Romanticism

Crop of poster for Edgy Romanticism conference

Romanticism Seminar 2018

Crop of poster for EHU Romanticism Seminar Series 2018

Victorians Seminar 2017

Oil painting - 'The Bayswater Omnibus' by George William Joy, 1895.

Romanticism Seminar 2017

Romanticism Seminar 2016

Crop of poster for EHU Romanticism Seminar 2016

Romanticism Seminar 2015

Crop of poster for EHU Romanticism Seminar 2015