'Writing Political Economy, 1750-1850'
15th-16th January, 2016
This two-day conference brought together those currently working on political economy in literary studies and in the humanities more broadly. It featured keynote addresses from Professor Mary Poovey (NYU) and Professor Peter de Bolla (Cambridge), showcased current work on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century political economy and considered this work's implications for the state of literary studies today.
The British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS) held an afternoon of special talks by leading researchers in Victorian literature and culture at the University of Sussex on the 10th of May, 2016.
The talks, listed and linked below, explored the state of the field in Victorian Studies through the current work of four distinguished researchers, following the success of the first BAVS Talks at Oxford in 2015.
Professor Holly Furneaux (Cardiff)
Dr Bethan Stevens (Sussex)
Professor Thomas Dixon (Queen Mary)
Professor Ian Gregory (Lancaster)
'Alice to Alice: Dalziel 1865 – 1871'
Alice to Alice features 200 images from The Dalziel Archive, an unparalleled collection of around 54,000 wood engravers’ proofs held in the British Museum. The exhibition, in ten thematic sections, brought the celebrated wood-engraved illustrations from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass (1871) into dialogue with other work made by the Dalziels in the years bookended by these publications. Illustrations of literature by Dickens and Christina Rossetti featured alongside more unusual images of Victorian design and architecture; medical and veterinary art; and wood-engraved interpretations of radical photography by Julia Margaret Cameron.
The exhibition's launch event, on the 21st September 2016, featured talks by Bethan Stevens, George Mind, Nick Royle, Isabel Seligman from the British Museum, and Lindsay Smith.
The website, curated by Bethan Stevens and designed by George Mind, can be viewed here.
BRITISH MUSEUM DALZIEL ARCHIVE EVENT
'Woodpeckings: Victorian prints, book illustration and word-image narratives'
Friday 16th – Saturday 17th June, 9am-5pm,
Stevenson Lecture Theatre.
A two-day event with talks on the British Museum’s Dalziel Archive, as well on the latest research in Victorian illustration, print, and word-image narratives. There will be a round table and sessions inviting participants to examine material in the Prints and Drawings study room.