Spring seminar series

Each spring we host a series of seminars on topics spanning the breadth of Victorian studies. Find out about our 2021 series on this page, or learn more about our past spring seminar series.

Seminars take place at 5.15pm on Wednesdays - all are welcome. In 2021, these seminars will be hosted via Zoom. External audiences can join the seminars by registering using the EventBrite links below. 

2021 Spring Seminar Series: Global Victorians

American Dinosaurs and English Literature at the Fin de Siecle

  • 17 February
  • Speaker: Dr Richard Fallon (University of Birmingham)

The Black Woman and Victorian Studies

  • 3 March
  • Speaker: Professor Gretchen Gerzina (University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA)

Black Victorians: Black Men in Late Nineteenth-Century Melbourne

  • 17 March
  • Speaker: Dr Caroline Bressey (UCL)

Research Café

  • 5 May
  • Speakers: Azza Hussen, Chelsey Pinney, Aditi Premnath, Miyuki Kamezawa, and Jacqueline Favaloro (University of Leicester)
  • This is an internal event for VSC PhD students. Please contact Julian North (jrn8@leicester.ac.uk) for details

A Global History of Victorian Painting: Methods, Challenges, Implications (this event has been cancelled)

  • 19 May
  • Speaker: Dr Kate Nichols (University of Birmingham)