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Call for participants – Postgraduate Research Conference: Cross Cultural Circa Nineteenth Century Research Centre (c19c)

We are delighted to announce our first Postgraduate Research Conference at Cross Cultural Circa Nineteenth Century Research Centre (c19c). This will take place on Tuesday, 16 March 2021, from 13:00 to 15:00, via Microsoft Teams.

If you are working on a PhD on a topic that touches on the region of the long nineteenth century (1789-1914) – or thereabouts – we invite you to contact us to propose a ten-minute presentation focused on a particular research problem, question, or issue that you are grappling with in your PhD project. In the spirit of c19c, your presentation will be delivered before an audience of students and specialists from different fields (including but not limited to History, Social Anthropology, International Relations, Theology, Art History, Literature, and Modern Languages). This will give you the opportunity to receive feedback beyond your home discipline and gain practice at fielding wider questions, developing your academic outlook and skills.

If you are interested in participating, please email Alex Adame Basilio by Monday, 22 February. Include the title and a brief description (no more than 100 words) of your PhD project, plus a brief statement of the particular problem, question or issue that you would like to discuss in your presentation. We especially invite questions that might benefit from discussion before an interdisciplinary audience. For example, how to tackle the problem of working across disciplinary, cultural, linguistic, geographic, or chronological boundaries; how to accommodate different types of linguistic and non-linguistic media as sources; or the implications – in your home discipline and beyond – of challenging certain paradigms or notions about your subject of study.

There will also be opportunities for panel chairing, so that you could present in one panel and chair in another one. Please let us know in your email if you would also like to participate in this capacity.

We are looking forward to hearing more about your research!


Spring Term 2021 Programme

Wednesday 3 February 2021 (Week 2), 1 pm

Via Microsoft Teams
Dr Julia Hartley (University of Warwick)
‘The Persian Alexander: Hybridity and Cultural Transition in Judith Gautier’s Iskender (1886)’

Wednesday 24 February 2021 (Week 5), 1 pm

Via Microsoft Teams
Dr Luke Gartlan (St Andrews)
‘Inventing Provinciality in the Age of Empire: St Andrews and the Global Networks of Early Photography’

Tuesday 16 March 2021 (Week 8), 1-3pm

Via Microsoft Teams
c19c Postgraduate Research Conference
organised by c19c Postgraduate Rep Alex Adame Basilio, the conference will offer 10-minute snapshots on current PGR research in the field

Wednesday 14 April 2021 (Week 10), 1pm 

Via Microsoft Teams
Special session on 19th-century Russian Melodrama with views from Japan
organised by Dr Margarita Vaysman (St Andrews)
Speakers: Dr Daisuke Adachi (Slavic Eurasian Research Centre, Hokkaido University) and Dr Kieko Kamitake (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Tokyo University of the Arts)

followed by a planning meeting of the steering committee for the 2021-22 session, 2.30-2.30pm

Wednesday 5 May 2021 (Week 14), 1 pm

Via Microsoft Teams
Prof. Simon James (Durham University)
‘Dickens and Memory’

Friday 14 May 2021 (Week 14), time tba

Via Microsoft Teams
c19c ‘Scotland Global’ Day Conference
organised by Dr Michael White (St Andrews)
Confirmed speakers: Prof. Alison Lumsden (University of Aberdeen) and Prof. Anne Schwan (Edinburgh Napier University)


The University of St Andrews will host the Nineteenth Annual Conference of the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes (22-24 March 2021) ‘Heritages and Counter-Cultures’. The Call for Papers is available here. Deadline for proposals is 30 November 2020.

We are delighted to announce that c19c Co-Director Professor Will Fowler‘s latest book La Guerra de Tres Años (1857-1861) is now available from Crítica. Read more here.

We are delighted to announce that c19c member Dr Linda Goddard‘s latest book Savage Tales: The Writings of Paul Gaugin is now available from Yale University Press. Read more here.

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

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.