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 …

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Artist and Empire: The Nineteenth Century – podcasts

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Ford Madox Brown The Last of England 1855 © Birmingham Museums Trust. Photography © Tate, 2015

Birkbeck academics Dr Emily Senior and Dr Sarah Thomas co-organized an international conference at Tate Britain in November 2015. The conference marked the opening of a major exhibition at the Tate. Scholars, curators and artists from around Britain and the world considered art created under the conditions of the British Empire, its aftermath, and its future in museum and gallery …

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Opportunity: Postgraduate Editorial Intern in Academic Publishing Online, applications due 23 September 2016

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The Birkbeck Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies invites applications from postgraduate research students in English, History, Media, and Art History for an Internship in Academic Publishing Online to manage our web journal: 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century (www.19.bbk.ac.uk) The Centre wishes to appoint a postgraduate editorial intern in Academic Publishing Online to manage 19, working with another postgraduate …

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Audio Recordings Now Available for Arts Weeks 2016

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We are pleased to announce that audio recordings are now available for the following Arts Weeks 2016 events hosted by the Birkbeck Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies. For more information on the events, and to listen to the recordings, please follow the links below: ‘Writing Arctic Disaster: Authorship and Exploration’, with Adriana Craciun, Felix Driver & Michael Bravo, Monday 16 May …

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New issue of 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century on Victorian Sculpture

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19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century, 22 (2016) Victorian Sculpture Victorian sculpture continues to challenge us. Despite Victorian studies’ masterful readings of painting and photography, three-dimensionality demands alternative approaches to appreciate nineteenth-century sculptural aesthetics and its place in Victorian culture. The articles assembled in this issue offer innovative readings of a range of encounters with Victorian sculpture, including …

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

Vsevolod Maksymovych. The Banquet. 1913. Oil on canvas. The National Art Museum of Ukraine (Kyiv).

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

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When: Friday 10 & Saturday 11 June 2016 Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD A half-day reading workshop followed by a full-day symposium with Caroline Arscott, Carolyn Burdett, Benjamin Morgan, Tom Quick, Roger Smith, Heather Tilley, and Tiffany Watt-Smith. For further details and instructions on how to register, please visit this page. ‘Victorian …

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