Projects

Academics at the Centre for Victorian Studies are currently involved in a number of research projects.

The Tailored Trades Research Network is investigating the effects of the mechanisation of clothes manufacturing on the professional workforce.

Science at the Seaside: Pleasure Hunts in North Devon (Prof John Plunkett) is working with Ilfracombe Museum on a project funded by FLAG [North Devon Fisheries Local Action Group] to increase awareness of the rich history of nineteenth-century scientific writing about the North Devon coastline.

The Global Circulation Project is run by Prof Regenia Gagnier, as part of her role as Editor-in-Chief of the academic journal Literature Compass. It investigates the global circulation of cultures and literatures.

The University of Exeter forms part of the scholarly consortium of the Dickens Project, a collaboration run by the University of California. The Dickens Project is a collection of academics and graduate students with research interests in Dickens and the Victorian age. It facilitates collaborative research and produces curricular material to encourage the study of Victorian Studies at school level. It disseminates research through institutes and publications, as well as at its large annual conference the Dickens Universe.

Information on individual projects can be found under the following links: