Welcome to the website of c19c, the Cross Cultural Circa Nineteenth Century Research Centre! You will find our latest news here below.

Lunchtime Research Forum 

Semester 2 Programme

Wednesday 13 February 1-2pm, Buchanan Building, Room 312: Professor Robert Lethbridge (St Andrews): “Painting out the Franco-Prussian War: Politics and Art Criticism in the 1870s”

Wednesday 6 March 1-2pm, Byre Theatre Conference Room: Dr Sandra Vlasta (Mainz) “ ‘I must now put my own language skills to the test’ (Goethe) – Form and Function of Multilingualism in Travel Writing 1800-1850″

Wednesday 17 April 1-2pm, Buchanan Bldg, Room 216: Dr Marika Takanishi Knowles (St Andrews): “Little Papers: French Fragments in Word and Image”

Wednesday 1 May 1-2pm, United College, Quad Room 30: Dr Helen Kingstone (Glasgow): “Representing Recent Lives: Victorians in the Dictionary of National Biography

Evening Lecture

Thursday 25 April 5-7pm, Arts Lecture Theatre: Professor Markéta Krizová (Prague) “Short-term and circular mobility from the Czech Lands to Latin America (1880s-1930s): A case study in entangled history”

We are delighted to announce that c19c member Dr Sara Lodge‘s latest book Inventing Edward Lear is now available at Harvard University Press. You will find more information on Sara’s new website dedicated to Edward Lear’s Music.

Sara’s concert “Music of Edward Lear” is taking place on Sunday 10 March (20:00) at StAnza. More information here.

Our co-director Professor Will Fowler is presenting his co-edited volume on c19c UK-Mexican relations Diplomacia, negocios y política. Ensayos sobre la relación entre México y el Reino Unido en el siglo XIX (Mexico City: UNAM, 2018) with co-editor Marcela Terrazas (UNAM), and discussants Erika Pani (Colegio de México) and Paolo Riguzzi (Colegio Mexiquense) at the Mexico City International Book Festival in the Palacio de Minería on Saturday 2 March at 1pm.


We are delighted to announce that c19c member Professor Judith Wolfe is currently involved in the Oxford History of Modern German Theology, an ambitious three-volume critical history of German theology, due to be published around 2022. Read more here.