Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations


The Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations is delighted to announce the international conference:

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Two Centuries of Anglo-German Correspondences: Celebrating Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, George Eliot and Theodor Fontane

in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Town of Coburg, Germany. 

When: 26 - 28 June 

Where: The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Victoria and Albert Museum

This international conference marks the outstanding contributions to British-German cultural exchange by four key figures, all born in 1819: Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, George Eliot and Theodor Fontane. In four thematically oriented sections, this landmark conference will consider aspects of British-German cultural transfer in the areas of literature/ history of thought; travel; science/knowledge; arts & music. Some of the leading experts in the field will contribute to the exploration of affinities and differences between these cultures in the Victoria era. The thematic scope of the conference will range from respective forms of mutual perception in various areas of cultural life at the time, royal collecting practices, artistic, philosophical and literary renderings and reflection of Otherness.

This event is jointly organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, Stadt Coburg, Germany and the Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations at Queen Mary University of London.

Registration for the event will be opened soon. Please keep an eye on our website, Facebook and Twitter accounts for further announcements and updates. 


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