|I'm not sure I strictly consider myself a Victorianist - my real field of interest is the early twentieth century: but it's impossible to think about sex after 1900 without giving quite a lot of attention to 'Victorianism', both as an enduring force and something to be reacted against.|
|Victorian sex factoids: some much-reiterated canards||Victorian Psychiatry: some suggestions for reading|
|'The Other in the Mirror: Sex, Victorians and
Historians' a piece in progress about problems
and stereotypes in thinking about Victorian
now with expanded bibliography
'The Great Scourge': Syphilis as a medical problem and moral metaphor, 1880-1916
A paper written for and given at a Courtauld Institute Symposium, 23 May 1998: Le Grand Mort. Twentieth Century Bodies, Sexuality, Death and Degeneracy, and unlikely to appear anywhere in exactly this form.
My publications, and reviews and recommended reading of particularly Victorian relevance.
>Literary abortion: mentions of abortion in literary texts, Following discussions on the Victoria listserv, I have added a number of Victorian references I did not already have.
Because so many people still ask the question, are there any papers of/where are the papers of
The National Register of Archives and ARCHON:
essential first resort to find out where UK archives are held.
Two useful subject gateway sites: Genesis: developing access to women's history sources in the British Isles, and Mundus: missionary-related research resources (UK).
Victorian medicine and health: some suggestions of sources at the Wellcome Library
Portcullis, gateway to the archives of Parliament
Victoria Research Web: a plethora of resources for the Victorianist, including the archives of the VICTORIA e-list
British Association for Victorian Studies
Australasian Victorian Studies Association
Victorians Institute & Journal
The Victorian Turkish Bath
Malcolm Shifrin's information exchange
Charlotte M. Yonge web page
Letters of Charlotte Mary Yonge
The W. T. Stead site
The Victorian Women Writers Project
Online, and highly accurate, transcriptions of works by British women writers of the 19th century, including anthologies, novels, political pamphlets, religious tracts, children's books, and volumes of poetry and verse drama. A wonderful source for hard-to-find texts.
The Victorian Dictionary
a guide to the social history of Victorian London
with the in-progress list of Top Victorians
An Electronic Journal for the Exchange of Information on Current Research, Publications and Productions concerning Oscar Wilde and his Circle: and several other online journals and websites of fin de siecle interest
Special edition devoted to the homoerotic novel Teleny
Monuments and Dust: The Culture of Victorian London
'the work of an international group of scholars now assembling a complex visual, textual, and statistical representation of Victorian London--the largest city of the nineteenth-century world and its first urban metropolis'
Research Society for Victorian Periodicals
NINES: Networked Interface for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies
Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies
NCSE: nineteenth-century serials edition:
getting Victorian newspapers and periodicals online
Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies
'a peer-reviewed, online journal committed to publishing insightful and innovative scholarship on gender studies and nineteenth-century British literature, art and culture'
North American Victorian Studies Association and their blog.
19 - Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century: online journal
Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA)
Carlyle Letters Online
Australasian Journal of Victorian Studies
Victorian Working-Class Women Poets Archive
At the Circulating Library: A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837-1901
Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net (RaVoN)
Planet Century 19
'a meta-blog that collects contents of select 19th century blogs. It is maintained by Kelly Searsmith, Ph.D.'
Bruce Rosen's idiosyncratic selection of short bits about elements of Victorian history
Victorian Shrines: museums dedicated to Victorians
Studies in Scarlet: Marriage and Sexuality in the U.S. & U.K., 1815-1914
'Drawn from the Harvard Law School Library's extensive trial collections... images of the texts of more than 450 separately published trial narratives printed in the United States or the United Kingdom from 1815 until 1914.... divorce, domestic violence, adultery, bigamy, breach of promise to marry, and the custody of children... murder and rape. Featured are trials concerning the wealthy and the renowned.... The larger part of the collection, however, consists of the stories of ordinary men and women thrust into the public eye when their marriages and love affairs went wrong, or their relationships did not conform to social standards.'
is an electronic research resource invaluable not just for Gladstone scholars, but for all students of nineteenth century literature and culture, as well as for historians of the book and of reading.
New Books on Literature 19, a project devoted to the timely reviewing of recent works in the field of nineteenth-century literature
Victorian Network is a new online journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best postgraduate work in Victorian Studies.
The Journal of Victorian Culture Online
Simeon Solomon Research Archive: on the life and work of Simeon Solomon (1840-1905), the gay, Anglo-Jewish, Pre-Raphaelite/Aesthetic artist
BRANCH: Britain, Representation, and Nineteenth-Century History: 'provides users with a free, expansive, searchable, reliable, peer-reviewed, copy-edited, easy-to-use overview of the period 1775-1925'.
International Centre for Victorian Woman Writers, Canterbury Christ Church University
William Morris Gallery: refurbished and reopening
Diseases of Modern Life: Nineteenth Century Perspectives
'The project will explore the medical, literary and cultural responses in the Victorian age to the perceived problems of stress and overwork, anticipating many of the preoccupations of our own era.'
See also the useful Journal of Victorian Culture Online and the OScholars Conference Calendar for information on forthcoming events
Placing the Author: Literary Tourism in the Long Nineteenth Century
20 June 2015, Elizabeth Gaskell’s House in Manchester
23rd Annual Meeting of the British Women Writers Conference: 'Relations'
June 25th-27th, 2015, at The Heyman Center, Columbia University
‘Victorian Modernities’ (pdf)
The University of Kent, 25-27 June 2015
The Transnational Circulation of Women's Writing (1780-2014): Archives, Libraries, Translation
26 June 2015, Senate House London WC1
International Centre for Victorian Women Writers second international conference
Reassessing Women Writers of the 1860s and 1870s
6-7 July 2015, Canterbury Christ Church University
Victorians in the World
NAVSA Annual Conference 2015
Honolulu, Hawaii, July 9-12, 2015
Midlands Interdisciplinary Victorian Studies Seminar
Friday 12th June 2015, Birmingham City University
RSVP annual conference: Life and Death in the 19th-Century Press
Ghent University, Belgium, 10-11 July 2015
The Victorian Popular Fiction Association 7th Annual Conference: Victorian Authenticity and Artifice
13-15 July, 2015, Institute of English Studies, Senate House, London
The Arts and Feeling in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture
Birkbeck College, University of London, 16-18 July 2015
The Long, Wide Nineteenth Century (pdf)
July 31 - August 2, 2015, UC Santa Cruz
2015 BAVS Annual Conference
27-29 August 2015, Leeds Trinity University
Communities of Communication II: Newspapers and Periodicals in Britain and Ireland from 1800 to 1900
10-11 September 2015, University of Edinburgh
Popular Knowledge, Public Stage: Cultures of Lecturing and Learning in the Long Nineteenth Century
September 24-26, 2015, Alexandria Lyceum, Alexandria Virginia
2015 Victorians Institute Conference
Victorian Work and Labor (pdf)
October 2-3, Converse College, Spartanburg, SC
VISAWUS 2015 Conference: Victorian Self-Fashioning
Sheraton Downtown, Denver, CO USA, October 22-24, 2015
Silence in the Archives: Censorship and Suppression in Women’s Life Writing in the Long Nineteenth Century
Wolfson College, Oxford, 7th November 2015
Exploring queer cultures and lifestyles in the creative arts in Britain c.1885-1967
London College of Fashion, Saturday 12th March 2016
The Uses of 'Religion' in 19th Century Studies
March 16-19, 2016, Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University TX
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10 June 2015 Lesley Hall