February 2019

You are currently browsing the monthly archive for February 2019.

SCVS is delighted to be co-hosting the British Association of Victorian Studies 2019 conference at the University of Dundee, 28-30 August 2019, on the theme ‘Victorian Renewals.’ The CFP has now been released (PDF below), and we are accepting paper proposals for a deadline of 1 March 2019. Confirmed keynote speakers include Prof Jo McDonagh, University of Chicago; Prof Heather Shore, Leeds Beckett; and Prof Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, Ryerson University, Toronto. The opening day will feature a plenary roundtable on ‘Scotland and Victorian Studies’, with Prof Gerry Carruthers, Prof Penny Fielding, Prof Aileen Fyfe and Prof Murdo Macdonald.

BAVS 2019 Call for Papers

Conference website, hosted by Dundee and Angus Convention Bureau.

A train crosses the new Tay Bridge, with the stumps of the first Tay Bridge visible. Photo courtesy of Dundee Central Library, Wellgate, Dundee

The conference will start on the morning of the 28th and end mid-afternoon on the 30th. Sessions will take place on the university campus, which is in the city centre, approximately 10-15 mins walk from the railway station.

Dundee’s Victorian heritage and influence is visible throughout the city, but our theme also celebrates the ongoing renewals and renovations of this heritage, most notably embodied in the £1bn renewal of the waterfront and its flagship building, the V&A Museum of Design, opened in September 2018. Dundee is an easily walkable city, and attractions for Victorianists also include the McManus Gallery and MuseumVerdant Works (the Jute Museum) , HMS Unicorn, and the rich research materials held by Dundee Central Library and Dundee City Archives. It has a thriving arts and creative scene and there are numerous entertainment and eating and drinking venues within a short walk of the conference location.  The city is readily accessible by train from either the West Coast (Glasgow- c.1.5 hours to Dundee) or East Coast (Edinburgh – c.1-1.5 hrs to Dundee) main lines. It is also accessible by bus or train from Edinburgh or Glasgow airports, which are served by most major airlines, and limited flights are available from London Stansted to Dundee Airport (Loganair) around the conference dates. A conference discount of 30% applies to Stansted-Dundee flights from 27-30 August (see the main conference website for details).

For further information or conference queries, email the conference address: bavs2019@dundee.ac.uk, or contact lead organisers Kirstie Blair (kirstie.blair@strath.ac.uk) or Daniel Cook (d.p.cook@dundee.ac.uk).

A half day conference on Children's Literature and Science at Edinburgh Napier University, 22 February 2019. To attend please contact em.alder@napier.ac.uk

5 July 2019, 10:00–19:00

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin

The Institute for German and Dutch Philology and Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of the Free University of Berlin, in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, invite early career scholars to take part in the 14th Forum on Literature and Science History, also known as Studientag Literatur und Wissenschaftsgeschichte, which will be held on 5th July 2019, 10 am – 7 pm, at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.

The Forum on Literature and Science History offers early career scholars an opportunity to discuss their work-in-progress themed on the history of literature and science, as well as other closely relevant topics. To maximize the impact of our discussion for participants, we especially encourage presentations of unfinished projects in various stages of development.

In this view, all accepted speakers will be requested to pre-circulate papers of 10–20 pages among all registered participants. The papers can be written in English or German. The discussion of all papers will start with comments by experts appointed by the organizers and followed by responses of the authors, each paper receiving about an hour of discussion time.

All interested early career scholars are warmly invited to apply for participation in the Forum by 15 March 2019 with a title, an abstract of up to 500 words of the proposed paper, and an indication of academic affiliation. Accepted speakers will be requested to confirm participation and pre-circulate their papers in PDF format by 17 June 2019.

For registration and questions please contact:

Luca Lil Wirth: lucawirth@zedat.fu-berlin.de

Applicants are sought for a three-year, fully-funded studentship to work towards a PhD in the Ruskin Research Centre and the Department of History at Lancaster University and at The Royal Society on the AHRC project ‘Soirées, science, arts and museums: region and metropolis, 1850–1924’. This collaborative doctoral award (CDA) will be supervised jointly by Professor Sandra Kemp and Dr Christopher Donaldson of Lancaster University, and Keith Moore, Head of Library and Information Services at the Royal Society. 

The studentship will commence in October 2019 and is open to UK nationals, or EU nationals who have resided in the UK for 3 years or more. The successful applicant will normally have achieved a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in history, history of science, art history, literature or museums studies, or will have done so by October 2019. The deadline for applications is 18th February.

To find out more about the project and apply, click here.


css.php