The British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS) invites researchers and the general public to an afternoon of free talks at the University of Liverpool by four of Britain’s leading Victorianists. These short, twenty-minute talks aim to showcase some of the most interesting current research and address vital issues in the field. The talks will be followed by a roundtable discussion with the audience. Talks will be filmed and later made available online. Attendance is free, but, due to limited room capacity, booking is essential. The speakers for BAVS 2019 are:
Professor Helen Small (Merton Professor, Oxford), ‘Mill, Carlyle, and Victorian Free Speech’.
Professor Sandra Kemp (Director of Ruskin Library and Centre, Lancaster), ‘Ruskin and the Polygon’.
Professor Tony Taylor, (History, Sheffield Hallam), ‘Englishness, Nineteenth-Century Radicalism and the Historians’.
Dr Matthew Bradley (English, University of Liverpool), ‘The End of the End of the World: M. P. Shiel, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Twilight of the Victorian Apocalypse’.
BAVS 2019 will be hosted by BAVS President and University of Liverpool Pro-Vice Chancellor for Cultural Engagement Professor Dinah Birch and Reader in History at Liverpool Dr Andrew Davies.
The event will take place in the ‘The Gallery’ at the Foresight Centre.
Register to attend on Eventbrite.