The British Association for Victorian Studies (founded in 2000) is a multi-disciplinary organisation, dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge about the Victorian period. It has over 600 members, drawn from the academic community and the general public, in both the UK and abroad. Members have a wide range of interests in the nineteenth century, including art history, cultural studies, history, literary studies, performance studies and the history of science.
A downloadable version of the BAVS 2013 CFP is now available. Hosted by Royal Holloway, the theme of the conference is Nineteenth Century Numbers. For further details click here. Deadline 28 March 2013.
BAVS is pleased to welcome a number of new appointments to the Executive Committee, including our new president, Dr Rohan McWilliam, treasurer Dr Lucinda Matthews-Jones, membership secretary James Emmott, and student representative Nicole Bush. Dr Amelia Yeates and Mary Shannon remain on the committee in the new roles of funding officer and postdoctoral representative. See the Contacts page for more details.
Many thanks to Dr Anna Barton and her team at the University of Sheffield for hosting the BAVS 2012 annual conference, on the theme of Victorian Value: Economics, Ethics and Aesthetics. It was a wonderful event, with a stimulating range of plenary speakers and papers.
The next deadline for BAVS funding will be 31th May 2013. For further details please see the funding pages.
The BAVS Newsletter 13 (1) is now online. There are numerous conference reports, including perspectives on the BAVS 2012 conference at Sheffield, together with information about BAVS conferences in 2013, recent publications and much more. Newsletter Editor Dr Alexandra Lewis warmly welcomes submissions for future issues. Please contact her with any items for inclusion at BAVSnews@gmail.com. Members login for access . . .
The BAVS postgraduate blog for BAVS students The Victorianist continues to grow. Please get in touch if you would like us to post information related to postgraduate work in Victorian subjects, including reading suggestions, call for papers, events, conferences, reading groups... anything of interest to fellow postgraduates!
You can also subscribe to emails alerting you to new posts and events (found at the top right of the homepage).
For further details please contact Allison Neal and Nicole Bush.
The annual conference is at the heart of the Association's activities. The 2012 annual conference took place at the University of Sheffield from 30 August-1 September on the theme of Victorian Value: Ethics, Economics, Aesthetics. See the conference website for further details: http://www.shef.ac.uk/english/bavs
Throughout the year, regular newsletters provide members with critical comment and a wealth of information about developments and upcoming events in the field. Read back issues here.
BAVS is committed to supporting scholarship at every level. Funding is available for conferences and seminar series. See here for more details and how to apply.
The Association is run by and for its members.
Read the BAVS constitution.
The British Association for Victorian Studies mourns the death of Sally Ledger.
Please read our tribute to Sally here.