Thursday 14 June, Jonah Siegel: ‘Overlooking Damage, or Antiquities in Peril and the Ethical Sublime in Volney and Ruskin’

When: Thursday 14 June, 2018, 6:00pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Overlooking Damage, or Antiquities in Peril and the Ethical Sublime in Volney and Ruskin The collision of the sublime and the ethical is as unavoidable as the political crises that make us attend to antique ruins with sudden and renewed urgency.  …

sitemanagerThursday 14 June, Jonah Siegel: ‘Overlooking Damage, or Antiquities in Peril and the Ethical Sublime in Volney and Ruskin’

Wednesday 13 June, Holly Furneaux, Sally Ledger Memorial Lecture ‘Shooting Galleries: Soldiering, Domesticity and Art’

2018 Sally Ledger Memorial Lecture When: Wednesday 13 June, 6:30 pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Shooting Galleries: Soldiering, Domesticity and Art Trooper George’s shooting gallery turned refuge in Dickens’s Bleak House encourages us to think about the interleaving of military and domestic cultures in mid-Victorian Britain. I take George and his …

sitemanagerWednesday 13 June, Holly Furneaux, Sally Ledger Memorial Lecture ‘Shooting Galleries: Soldiering, Domesticity and Art’

Monday 21 May – Friday 25 May: Nineteenth Century Study Week, George Eliot

When: Monday 21 May – Friday 25 May, see detailed schedule here Where: Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Drawing on the rich heritage of ‘Victorian Bloomsbury’, the Institute of English Studies (IES) is excited to announce the launch of an annual study week, dedicated to celebrating and understanding the great …

sitemanagerMonday 21 May – Friday 25 May: Nineteenth Century Study Week, George Eliot

The Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies at Arts Week 2018

The Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies will be hosting several events at Birkbeck Arts Week 2018, running from Monday 14 to Friday 18 May. Registration is required. Follow the links below to book your free place. Arts Week 2018 will include lectures, readings, concerts, film screenings, workshops, guided walks, performances and panel discussions, as well as two exhibitions. It is our annual …

sitemanagerThe Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies at Arts Week 2018

Call for Papers: Dickens Day 2018, ‘Dickens, Families and Communities’

When: Saturday 20 October 2018 Where: Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU   Dickens often associated his own works with a cheerful ideology of hearth and home. Writing to his friend John Forster on plans for a new periodical, he promised that it would have ‘a vein of glowing, hearty, generous, mirthful, beaming reference in everything to Home, and Fireside’. Yet, many of the families …

sitemanagerCall for Papers: Dickens Day 2018, ‘Dickens, Families and Communities’

Friday 8 June: Experimental Forms: Writing, Science and Medicine in the Long Nineteenth Century

When: Friday 8 June 2018, 9:00 am – 6:30 pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Speakers include: Will Abberley (Sussex) Mark Blacklock (Birkbeck) Jeremy Davies (Leeds) Melissa Dickson (Bermingham) Katherine Ebury (Sheffield) Timothy Fulford (De Montfort) Dahlia Porter (Glasgow) Emile Taylor-Brown (Oxford) Martin Willis (Cardiff) Experiment can describe both strict testing and …

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Friday 9 March: Editing the Long Nineteenth Century: Recovering Women in the Digital Age

Friday 9 March 2018, 10.30am-4pm Room 317, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43-46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Editing the Long Nineteenth Century: Recovering Women in the Digital Age is a series of Wikipedia edit-a-thons, held at Birkbeck College, University of London. Many women of the long nineteenth century have not received the historical attention they deserve. While many had a significant impact …

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CANCELLED Monday 12 March, Judith Thompson: ‘”A far-diffusing intellect”: John Thelwall and the Rise of Democratic Education’

Unfortunately, due to an industrial action by the Universities and Colleges Union, this forum talk has been cancelled. When: Monday 12 March, 6:00 pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD ‘Wisdom is ascending!—It comes from those to whom it was so long forbidden to descend!— The cry of the people for means of …

sitemanagerCANCELLED Monday 12 March, Judith Thompson: ‘”A far-diffusing intellect”: John Thelwall and the Rise of Democratic Education’

Friday 16 March: The Eve of St Aubrey: Re†Collecting Beardsley (1872-1898)

When: Friday 16 March 2018, 1:20 pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Aubrey Beardsley is best known today for being the radical art editor of the decadent almanac The Yellow Book and for his extraordinary illustrations for Oscar Wilde’s Salome. The embodiment of Decadence, he was, as Holbrook Jackson put it, ‘a prisoner for ever …

sitemanagerFriday 16 March: The Eve of St Aubrey: Re†Collecting Beardsley (1872-1898)

Call for Paper: The Eve of St Aubrey: Re†Collecting Beardsley (1872-1898)

The Eve of St Aubrey: Re†Collecting Beardsley (1872-1898) 16 March 2018 Birkbeck School of Arts Aubrey Beardsley is best known today for being the radical art editor of the decadent almanac The Yellow Book and for his extraordinary illustrations for Oscar Wilde’s Salome. The embodiment of Decadence, he was, as Holbrook Jackson put it, ‘a prisoner for ever in those Eighteen Nineties of which he …

sitemanagerCall for Paper: The Eve of St Aubrey: Re†Collecting Beardsley (1872-1898)