The Nineteenth-Century Research Group brings together academics within the College of Arts to further interdisciplinary inquiry into the history and culture of the long nineteenth century. Issues addressed at group meetings have included celebrity, masculinities, the rural, Digital Humanities, museum cultures, women and theology, and neo-Victorianism. We also interrogate the categories set by periodisation and disciplinarity.
The group has organised two conferences at Lincoln, one on life writing and one on travel, which both led to published essay collections. The group has also pioneered interdisciplinary teaching in the humanities, through the development of research-led MA modules. The group has a strong relationship with the Tennyson Research Centre, hosted by Lincolnshire County Council, with whom we collaborate on both teaching and research.
The group also fosters connections with academics beyond the University of Lincoln, since we regularly host external speakers, as well as colleagues from Bishop Grosseteste University and independent scholars from the region. Group members are active on the committee for the Midlands Interdisciplinary Victorian Studies Seminar (MIVSS), which unites scholars across the region.
The Nineteenth-Century Research Group has a regular membership, but visitors are welcome to drop into sessions on an ad hoc basis.
Programme, News, and Events
See the Nineteenth-Century Research Group Blog for upcoming events.
Dr Owen Clayton
Dr Hannah Field
Architecture & Design
English & Journalism
History & Heritage
Current and recent research topics from group members include:
We have a number of PhD students looking at different periods and aspects of the nineteenth century, and welcome applications for PhD/MPhil study.