The Northern Nineteenth-Century Network is designed to bring together scholars engaged in nineteenth-century studies and Victorianists of all disciplines in the north of England, particularly within the Yorkshire and Humberside region, while also forging links with international partners.
It is an inclusive and collaborative venture founded by scholars in the Universities of Huddersfield; Hull (The Centre for Nineteenth Century Studies); Leeds Trinity (The Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies); and Cergy-Pontoise, in North-West Paris (Civilisations et identités culturelles compareés des sociétés européennes et occidentales).
The aim of our collaboration is to strengthen research in nineteenth-century studies and Victorian studies within our institutions and other regional HEIs, leading to joint events, publications, partnerships with IROs, and collaborative funding bids.
The NNCN focuses on a number of themes, including ‘Victorian Legacies’, a timely recognition of the importance of exploring and representing the contribution which Victorian political, social, economic, aesthetic and religious cultures have played in the shaping of our modern identities. Our other themes are ‘Victorian Objects’, which considers the rich material culture of the nineteenth-century, shedding light on our own contemporary material, consumer, and commodity practices and preoccupations, and ‘Nineteenth-Century Lives’.
The NNCN warmly welcomes academics, PGR researchers, independent scholars, and partners from the heritage and cultural sectors, among others.