The Victorian Studies Centre

Spring seminar series

Each spring we host a series of seminars on topics spanning the breadth of Victorian studies. Find out about our 2023 series on this page, or learn more about our past spring seminar series.

Seminars take place at 5.15pm on Wednesdays (except the 23 March seminar, a Thursday) - all are welcome. In 2023 our seminars are in-person events. Please book free tickets for events via our Eventbrite page; links for individual events are provided below. 

2023 Spring Seminar Series: Global Victorians

Tiny Traces: Uncovering the Lives of African and Asian Children at London's Foundling Hospital

  • 8 March
  • Speaker: Hannah Dennett (University of Warwick)
  • In-person: Fielding Johnson South Wing, Ogden Lewis 1
  • Eventbrite  

Cricket Country: An Indian Odyssey in the Age of Empire

  • 23 March (Thursday)
  • Speaker: Dr Prashant Kidambi (University of Leicester)
  • In-person: Fielding Johnson South Wing, Ogden Lewis 1
  • Eventbrite

In the 'Land of Pestilence': Death, Disease, and 'Doctorly' Memsahibs in Colonial India

  • 29 March
  • Speaker: Dr Ipshita Nath (University of Saskatchewan) 
  • In-person: Fielding Johnson South Wing, Ogden Lewis 1
  • Eventbrite

Student Research Papers

  • 10 May
  • Speakers: Florence Heath, 'Egypt in the Life-writing of Four "Victorian" Sisters: Beatrice Webb, Kate Courtney, Margaret Hobhouse, and Rosalind Dobbs.', Hannah Burden, '"...how proud I feel to be the Queen of such a Nation" - The Coronation of Queen Victoria.', and Esther Kentish, 'Illness and Victorian Care-giving in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Life-writing.'
  • In-person: Attenborough 001
  • Eventbrite

Life Beyond Meat? Speculative Food Frontiers in Late-Victorian Romance

  • 24 May
  • Speakers: Professor Paul Young, Dr Marc Ricard, and Fiona Schroeder (University of Exeter)
  • In-person: Attenborough 001
  • Eventbrite

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