Thursday 2 March, Charlotte Ribeyrol: ‘”Red brick lip”: Morris, Burges and the poetry of architecture’

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Charlotte Ribeyrol (Sorbonne University; Trinity College, Oxford) Responding: Matthew Winterbottom (Ashmolean Museum) When: Thursday 2 March 2017, 6:00pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Abstract: This paper focuses on the chromatic anachronism of William Burges’s Great Bookcase (1859-62, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford) which was first exhibited in the Medieval Court of the 1862 International Exhibition. Modelled on a …

sitemanagerThursday 2 March, Charlotte Ribeyrol: ‘”Red brick lip”: Morris, Burges and the poetry of architecture’

Wednesday 8 March, ‘Editing the Long Nineteenth Century: Recovering Women in the Digital Age’

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A one-day Wikipedia edit-a-thon at Birkbeck to mark International Women’s Day 2017 When: Wednesday 8 March 2017, 1:00pm-7:00pm Where: Room 324 from 1.00pm-5.00pm and room 106 from 5.00pm-7.00pm. Both rooms are located in the Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD. This event, supported by the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies, aims to increase the visibility and discoverability of ‘forgotten’ women of the …

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Friday 17 March, Josephine McDonagh: ‘The Political Picaresque: Sunshine and Shadow, and Radical Responses to Migrancy and Settlement around 1850’

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Josephine McDonagh (King’s College London) Responding: Ian Haywood (University of Roehampton) When: Friday 17 March 2017, 6:00pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Abstract: Thomas Martin Wheeler’s fine picaresque novel Sunshine and Shadow was published in the Chartist newspaper, the Northern Star between March 1849 and January 1850. This paper explores how the novel seeks to occupy …

sitemanagerFriday 17 March, Josephine McDonagh: ‘The Political Picaresque: Sunshine and Shadow, and Radical Responses to Migrancy and Settlement around 1850’

Monday 30 January, Steve Edwards: ‘Making a Case: Daguerrotypes’

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When: Monday 30 January 2017, 7:30pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Speaker: Steve Edwards is Professor of History and Theory of Photography in the Department of Art History at Birkbeck. His publications include: The Making of English Photography, Allegories (2006) and Martha Rosler, The Bowery in two inadequate descriptive systems (2012). His …

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Monday 28 November 2016, Lene Østermark-Johansen: ‘The Rhythms of Life and Art: Symons and the Interrelationship between Sculpture and Dance at the Fin de Siècle’

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Lene Østermark-Johansen (University of Copenhagen) Responding: Alexandra Gerstein (Courtauld Institute of Art) When: Monday 28 November 2016, 7:30pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Abstract: This talk explores some of the many links between sculpture, writing and dance in fin-de-siècle Paris through a study of Arthur Symons’s involvement with the works of Auguste …

sitemanagerMonday 28 November 2016, Lene Østermark-Johansen: ‘The Rhythms of Life and Art: Symons and the Interrelationship between Sculpture and Dance at the Fin de Siècle’

Monday 24 October 2016, Joseph Bristow: ‘Homosexual Blackmail in 1890s London: The Fitzroy Street Raid, the Oscar Wilde Trials, and the Case of Cotsford Dick’

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When: Monday 24 October 2016, 7:30pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Abstract: Professor Joseph Bristow (UCLA) is currently working on a reconstruction of the two criminal trials that resulted in Oscar Wilde’s imprisonment. This talk is part of this work and explores three interrelated scandals involving homosexual blackmail, male prostitution, and music-hall …

sitemanagerMonday 24 October 2016, Joseph Bristow: ‘Homosexual Blackmail in 1890s London: The Fitzroy Street Raid, the Oscar Wilde Trials, and the Case of Cotsford Dick’

Friday 8 – Saturday 9 July 2016: Forgotten Geographies in the Fin de Siècle, 1880-1920

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When: Friday 8 – Saturday 9 July 2016 Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Professor Regenia Gagnier (University of Exeter) Dr Olga Kyrylova (National Pedagogical Dragomanov University, Kyiv) Dr Stefano Evangelista (Trinity College, University of Oxford) The glamour and mystery of the place, with its sinister atmosphere of forgotten nations, appealed …

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Friday 10 & Saturday 11 June 2016: ‘Victorian Psychology Now’ – Registration open

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Reading Workshop and Symposium When: Friday 10 June 2016, 2pm-6pm, & Saturday 11 June 2016, 10am. Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Victorian Psychology Now is a series of events convened at Birkbeck, University of London, that aims to bring together scholars and students from a range of disciplines to investigate new critical …

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Wednesday 15 June 2016: An Evening of Nineteenth-Century Dreams for Nicola Bown

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When: Wednesday 15 June 2016, 6:30pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD The Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies invites you to an evening of dreams from the long nineteenth century dedicated to Nicola Bown, thanking her for her imagination and wishing her well in her new visions. What to bring (optional): your favourite nineteenth-century dream …

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Friday 17 June: ‘Embarrassing Bodies: Feeling Self-Conscious in the Nineteenth Century’

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When: Friday 17 June 2016, 9.30 – 17.30 Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Registration is now open for ‘Embarrassing Bodies’, a one-day symposium on ‘Feeling Self-Conscious in the Nineteenth Century’. This event is funded by a Wellcome Trust ISSF Grant and is free to attend, but spaces are limited. To secure your …

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