A hand-picked selection of some of the most interesting and useful freely-available resources for researchers working on the Victorian period.
General Humanities Resources
Conferencealerts.com: links to academic conference announcements worldwide.
The Literary Encyclopedia: a reference work for literatures in English, with over 3,900 biographical and bibliographical entries. Membership is needed to read the full text of most articles.
The Voice of the Shuttle: one of the most comprehensive websites for humanities research.
NINES (Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-century Electronic Scholarship): an innovative project which aims to provide access to the best digital scholarship on nineteenth-century topics via a single portal.
Victorian Database Online: a bibliographical database of works published on Victorian topics, maintained by the University of Alberta.
Victorian Literary Resources: A list of useful general resources maintained by Jack Lynch of Rutgers University.
Victoria Research Web: a resource intended to help Victorianists find the practical information they need, from archive catalogues and bibliographies to sample syllabuses and journal's submission guidelines.
The Victorian Web an award-winning and ever-expanding site edited by George Landow (Brown University) dedicated to “literature, history and culture in the age of Victoria”.
Victorian Web Sites: an eclectic directory of Victorian sites (some less scholarly than others), compiled by Mitsuharu Matsuoka (Nagoya University), who also provides a listing of Nineteenth-Century British and Irish Authors sorted into poets, novelists, and 'other authors'.
Victorian Women Writer's Project: a growing archive of e-texts from women writers
Classical Reception Studies Network
Royal Academy Collection online: a superb archive drawn from the Royal Academy's extensive art collection. Sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs and historic books feature as well as paintings.
Database of Mid-Victorian Wood-Engraved Illustrations
Lacy's Acting Edition of Victorian Plays
The British Empire Gateway: an internet gateway to online resources on the British Empire created by Jane Samson (University of Alberta)
The Victorian Dictionary: An eclectic and entertaining resource from the novelist Lee Jackson
Greenwood's map of London(1827): A lively site allowing you to navigate through the map, with histories of place names.
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR)
Romanticism on the Net
Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical
The Victorian Turkish Bath: A history of the rise and fall of the Victorian Turkish bath, with details of those still open for use by Malcolm Shifrin.
19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century
Journal of Victorian Culture
Blackwell's Literature Compass
English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920
Victorian Literature and Culture
Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies
Australasian Victorian Studies Journal
Funding BodiesArts & Humanities Research Council
The British Academy
The Leverhulme Trust