The Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies at Arts Week 2016

The Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies will be hosting several events at Birkbeck Arts Week 2016, running from Monday 16 to Saturday 21 May.

Registration is required. Follow the links below to book your free place.

When: Monday 16 May 2016, 6:00-9:00pm

Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

Arctic archives, broken lands, and Victorian relics are some of the topics our panelists will discuss in this exciting event, which marks the publication of Adriana Craciun’s Writing Arctic Disaster: Authorship and Exploration (Cambridge University Press, 2016). Speakers include Adriana Craciun (UC Riverside), Felix Driver (Royal Holloway) and Michael Bravo (Scott Polar Institute, Cambridge).

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When: Tuesday 17 May 2016, 6:00-7:30pm

Where: Room G03, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

Hear speakers from the National Portrait Gallery, Guildhall Art Gallery, the Bethlem Museum of the Mind, and the Salvation Army Archive, who host prestigious internships with the Birkbeck MA in Victorian Studies. They discuss the joys and challenges of collecting, curating, preserving and researching the Victorians. Come along to explore the pleasures and pains of the Victorian world as seen through its objects, archives and other traces.

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When: Thursday 19 May 2016, 6:00-7:30pm

Where: Room G04, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

Writer and academic Vybarr Cregan-Reid discusses his new book, Footnotes: How Running Makes us Human (Ebury Press, 2016), a literary and philosophical study of running and modern life. He will read from a chapter about why so many people dislike running in a gym, and how the treadmill began its life as the harshest form of punishment short of the death penalty, endured by many, including Oscar Wilde.

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Arts Week 2016 will include lectures, readings, concerts, film screenings, taster courses, performances and panel discussions and is our annual showcase of the varied enterprises of Birkbeck academics, on topics both public and scholarly. The programme of events reflects the liveliness of teaching and research within Birkbeck’s School of Arts, whose internationally renowned academics address some of the most important issues that affect our society today. Birkbeck welcomes everyone with an interest in the Arts to participate in this year’s events.

Visit the Arts Weeks 2016 webpage for further information and more Arts Week event listings.

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