Aims of the Centre
c19c seeks to extend and redefine study of the nineteenth century in three main directions:
- Our delineation of circa 19th-Century Studies extends our research beyond established chronologies for the field. We recognise the ‘long’, multiple and nascent ‘nineteenth century’ in different national, geographical, sub-disciplinary, and cultural-linguistic frames as well as the many transnational movements that are also at work within and beyond them.
- Our focus on the cross-cultural dynamics of nineteenth-century studies promotes research that investigates the circulation, exchange and interconnections of ideas and cultural heritages. We recognise the importance of multi-cultural, interdisciplinary and multilingual research that is informed by expertise in given cultures, languages and disciplines.Our work overtly encourages comparative, multilingual and transdisciplinary approaches to the nineteenth-century and its many cultural productions. Researchers bringing insights from other periods are welcome to join our debates.
- Our research is inclusive of expertise inside and outside Academe in the spirit of the advancement of knowledge in nineteenth-century amateur ‘literary and scientific’ societies. We recognise the particular importance of working with archives, museums, galleries and collections, to promote research that is inter- and multi-medial. c19c therefore seeks through the above to foster next-generational research that brings new and renewed understanding of the nineteenth-century.
Postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers are particularly welcome in our group of current researchers in all disciplines.