Victorian Things Revisited, Keele University, Friday 29th June 2012

Victorian Things Revisited, Keele University, Friday 29th June 2012


(All sessions will take place in Claus Moser, 0.12)

11.30–11.45am    Welcome and Opening Remarks

11.45–12.45pm    SESSION ONE (Chair Kate Hill)

Charlotte Mathieson (Warwick), ‘“What connection can there be?”: Objects, people and places, c. 1851’

Mary Addyman (Warwick), ‘Exploring the collection of Richard and Henry Cuming’

12.45–1.45pm      LUNCH (to be found around campus)

1.45–2.45pm        SESSION TWO (Chair Jonathan Shears)

Julia Courtney (Open University), ‘Living Things?’

Michael Lee (Leeds Met), ‘Eating Things in Lewis Carroll’

2.45–3.15pm        COFFEE

3.15–4.15pm        SESSION THREE (chair Holly Furneaux)

Stella Pratt-Smith (Oxford), ‘Material, Manufactured, Modern: the Science of Victorian “Thing” Culture’

Stephen Etheridge (Huddersfield), ‘Brass Instruments, Bandsmen and Working-Class Identity: Brass Bands in the Southern Pennines and the creation of working-class identity c.1840-1900’

4.15-4.30             MIVSS discussion – future plans and committee membership

A campus map and directions can be found here:

This event is free, but please register by emailing Jonathon Shears ( by Wednesday 27th June. There are a small number of travel bursaries available for postgraduate students, provided through funding by BAVS (British Association for Victorian Studies). If you would like to apply for one of these, please contact Kate Hill ( stating your name, affiliation and approximate travel costs.


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