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Science, Technology and the Senses, edited by Sibylle Erle and Laurie Garrison

We are delighted to announce the release of this special issue of Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net available at

Contributors to the volume include:

  • Laurie Garrison and Sibylle Erle,, ‘Introduction’
  • Sibylle Erle, ‘Blake, Colour and the Truchsessian Gallery: Modelling the Mind and Liberating the Observer’
  • Kelly Grovier, ‘‘Paradoxes of the Panoscope’: ‘Walking’ Stewart and the Making of Keats’s Ambivalent Imagination’
  • Laurie Garrison, ‘Imperial Vision in the Arctic: Fleeting Looks and Pleasurable Distractions in Barker’s Panorama and Shelley’s Frankenstein
  • Gavin Budge, ‘The Hero as Seer: Character, Perception and Cultural Health in Carlyle’
  • Verity Hunt, ‘Raising a Modern Ghost: The Magic Lantern and the Persistence of Wonder in the Victorian Education of the Senses’

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ACUME2 is an EU funded centre, based at the university of Bologna, with partners across Europe. Its broad aim is to co-ordinate and develop new university curricula across European universities, curricula which explore and work in the interfaces between the sciences and humanities. As such it seems like an interesting link and a creative challenge of sorts to the work that members of the BSLS pursue.

ACUME2 is organised into five “subprojects�?:

Future events are planned and we'll be working to discover whether the BSLS can work with scholars and researchers from ACUME2