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Professor Paul Young

Public engagement

In 2014 I designed and presented “The Adventure Story,” a strand of Empire: The Controversies of British Imperialism, an online MOOC run by the University of Exeter and Future Learn: Empire was commended at the Royal Historical Society’s inaugural Public History Prize, held in November 2015. In March 2012 I was the academic lead for the design and delivery of “Great Exhibitions, Great Debates”, a weekend event that formed part of the celebrations to mark the re-opening of Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum. In addition to study sessions in which academics and curators introduced the public to the Museum’s rich history and collections, the event featured a panel debate, “Victorian Values and 21st Century Britain”, chaired by the political journalist and broadcaster John Humphrys. I have also written for Northern Ireland’s contribution to the Venice Biennale (2005), presented at the Daphne Du Maurier Festival (2012), and acted as the academic advisor for The Gruesome Truth About the Victorians (Wayland, 2012).

Contribution to discipline

Reader (articles, monograph manuscripts and book proposals):

BRANCH (Britain, Representation, and Nineteenth-Century History)

Broadview Press

Journal of British Studies

Journal of Commonwealth Studies

Journal of Victorian Culture

Literature Compass

Manchester University Press

Nineteenth-Century Studies

Oxford University Press


Studies in Travel Writing

Victorian Review

Victorian Studies

Editorial Advisory Board:

COVE (the Central Victorian Online Educator)

H-Empire (a strand of H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online)

UNITAS: International Journal of Advanced Research in Literature, Culture and Society