Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Culture Forum

The new “Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Culture Forum” is starting in Oxford this month. Enthusiasts from all different universities are invited to come along, and get involved.

The Interdisciplinary C19 Culture Forum welcomes all scholars, at all stages, in all disciplines, who share a common interest in nineteenthcentury culture.

Convenors: Hannah Sikstrom (Brasenose, Oxford) and Eloise Moss (Magdalen, Oxford)Contact: nineteenthcenturyculture@hotmail.co.uk

Programme:

Week 1 (14 October): FILM NIGHT. Screening of From Hell (2001), Magdalen, Old Law Library, 7 p.m. Drinks and snacks provided!

Week 2 (21 October): READING WEEK. Discussion of extracts from Mary Shelley’s F rankenstein (1818). Platnauer Room, Brasenose, 12- 1:30.

Email for extracts at address above.

Week 3 (26 October): MUSEUM TRIP. We will meet at the Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, at 1 pm. (Admission Free)

Week 4 (4 November): SEMINAR. William Kelley (St. John’s) will speak on the topic of “‘God Educating Man’: History, Natural History, and Revelation in the work of Charles Kingsley”. Platnauer Room, Brasenose College, 12-1:30.

Week 5 (9 November): MUSEUM TRIP. We will meet at the Oxford Museum of Natural History, Parks Rd., at 1 pm. (Admission Free)

Week 6 (18 November): SEMINAR. Caitlin Meagher (New) will speak on the topic of “‘The Way to Lose Money’: A History of Rail in C19 Japan”. Platnauer Room, Brasenose, 12- 1:30.

Week 7 (23 November): L ONDON TRIP. We will be visiting the Old Operating Theatre, the Sherlock Holmes Museum, and going on a Jack the Ripper Walk. Signup for this outing will be inWeek 2.

Week 8 (2 December): SEMINAR. Maan Barua (Brasenose) will speak on the topic of “Elephants, Empire and Empiricism: Rethinking Colonial Science at/from the Margins”. Platnauer Room, Brasenose, 12- 1: 30.

 

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