The Centre promotes new research on the Victorian period by organising international conferences, workshops and forums on all aspects of nineteenth-century literature and culture. Disseminating our research findings through academic conferences is part of our commitment to an active intellectual exchange.

Our postgraduate students play a key role in the Centre's conferences and workshops, giving them a chance to develop their academic skills. Recent events have included:

  • 5 July 2012: CVS postgraduate reps, Ben Carver and Jude Piesse organised a workshop in Tremough for students with an interest in Victorian Studies. The event incorporated a visit to the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society in Falmouth.
  • 17 September 2011: Strange New Today: Victorians, Crisis and Response, Devon and Exeter Institution (organised by Will Abberley, Ben Carver, Andrew Griffiths, Hannah Lewis-Bill, Jude Piesse, and Rebecca Welshman). This conference received funding from the British Association for Victorian Studies, and explored the generative effects of the perception of crisis in the Victorian period. It succeeded in attracting papers from postgraduates and early career researchers across the UK and Europe.
  • June 2011: Will Abberley and Demelza Hookway organised a postgraduate panel as part of the Hardy at Yale conference.

For more of our previous conferences, please see our Past conferences page.