Call for Papers

The Body and Pseudoscience in the Long Nineteenth Century (CfP, Newcastle University, 18 June 2016)

Interdisciplinary Conference: ‘Sciences we now retrospectively regard as heterodox or marginal cannot be considered unambiguously to have held that status at a time when no clear orthodoxy existed that could confer that status upon them’ (Alison Winter, 1997). The nineteenth century witnessed the drive to consolidate discrete scientific disciplines, many Read more…

Call for Papers

The Victorian Brain (CfP, Victorian Network, 15 August 2015)

Victorian Network is an open-access, MLA-indexed, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best postgraduate and early career work across the broad field of VictorianStudies. We are delighted to announce that our eleventh issue (Summer 2016) will be guest edited by Professor Sally Shuttleworth (University of Oxford), on the theme of the Victorian Brain. In the Read more…


‘The Diseases, Health Risks and Phobias of Modern and Fashionable Living: Victorian Perspectives (Workshop, Newcastle University, 8 May 2015)

A forthcoming workshop in the Fashionable Diseases series, entitled ‘The Diseases, Health Risks and  Phobias of Modern and Fashionable  Living: Victorian Perspectives’, on Friday, 8 May 2015, 4.00 – 6.30pm, in Room 3.38 ARMB (Armstrong Building), Newcastle University. All (both staff and students) are most welcome to attend (free of charge), with refreshments served from 4pm. Read more…

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