Many of us are involved in interdisciplinary research, which currently includes two large projects directed by Sally Shuttleworth: ‘Diseases of Modern Life: Nineteenth-Century Perspectives’ (funded by a five-year grant from the European Research Council); and ‘Constructing Scientific Communities: Citizen Science in the 19th and 21st Centuries’ (funded by a four-year grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council). We also work closely with colleagues at the Rothermere American Institute and TORCH to bring our research to as wide an audience as possible.
In recent years we have hosted many international conferences, including The Reception of Oscar Wilde in Europe (2008), Utopian Spaces (2010), Emily Dickinson’s Transatlantic Connections (2010), Dickens's Style (2011), 'A Stray Savage in Oxford': A Henry James Centenary Symposium (2012), Romanticism at the Fin de Siècle (2012), Edward Lear Bicentennial Conference (2012), Medicine and Modernity in the Long Nineteenth Century (2016) and Cosmopolis and Beyond: Literary Cosmopolitanism after the Republic of Letters (2016).
We also offer a diverse programme of seminars for Faculty members, graduate students, and visiting scholars. The Victorian Literature Graduate Seminar meets fortnightly and features leading international researchers. The Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Culture Forum welcomes all scholars and students who share an interest in the culture of the period. The American Literature Research Seminar frequently spotlights transatlantic cultural exchanges in the nineteenth century. The Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century Seminar meets regularly to discuss current research in this field.