Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies, Birkbeck
The Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies was founded in 1996 to foster the unique research environment in the long nineteenth century (ca. 1790-1914) at Birkbeck and beyond through innovative research projects, conferences, seminar series and exhibitions. The Centre is an interdisciplinary group of academic and student researchers whose work draws on diverse intellectual fields including English and humanities, history, the history of art, psychology, and both medical and digital humanities.
These dynamic fields of enquiry nourish a vibrant research environment that fosters collaboration and discussion through collaborative projects, conferences, workshops, and forum panels to shape the debate in nineteenth-century studies, its cultural history and its connection to the contemporary moment, and to share the Centre's research with diverse audiences.
The Centre also supports innovative work in digital humanities and open access publishing. The Centre's pioneering open access online journal 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century was founded in 2005. Since its inception, it has promoted the very best work in the field of interdisciplinary nineteenth-century studies through issues exploring critical disciplinarity; the nineteenth-century material and tactile imagination; cultural histories of science, psychology and technology, and the digital nineteenth-century archive.
The Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies has a strong emphasis on research-led teaching, and are proud to be home to a large and active postgraduate community, comprising students taking the esteemed Master of Arts in Victorian Studies, as well as PhD students undertaking a number of exciting interdisciplinary thesis projects. There are many opportunities for postgraduate students to get involved in Centre activities, through reading groups, forums, symposia, and internships.
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