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Queen Mary Nineteenth-Century Network

The Queen Mary Nineteenth-Century Network is an interdisciplinary forum to connect the wide range of expertise across the long nineteenth century within Queen Mary University of London and foster collaborative connections.

Contact us:

For more information about, or to join, the Nineteenth-Century Network please contact Dr Rachel Bryant Davies (

There is also a Nineteenth-Century Network Teams channel available to existing QMUL colleagues, for regular updates and meeting links.



Dr Rachel Bryant Davies, Lecturer in Comparative Literature, School of Languages, Linguistics, and Film

Dr Matthew Ingleby, Lecturer in Victorian Literature, School of English and Drama

Professor Alastair Owens, Professor of Historical Geography and Head of School of Geography


This list will be updated regularly as new members join

Dr Will Bowers, Lecturer in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Thought, School of English and Drama

Professor David Duff, Professor of Romanticism, School of English and Drama

Chunlin Men, 1st year PhD student, School of English and Drama

Professor Angus Nicholls, Professor of Comparative Literature and German, School of Languages, Linguistics, and Film

Dr Amanda Sciampacone, Lecturer in British and European Art since 1700, School of History

Professor Kiera Vaclavik, Director of the Centre for Childhood Cultures, School of Languages, Linguistics, and Film

Professor Georgios Varouxakis, Professor of the History of Political Thought, School of History



Discussion Group

 Monthly discussion forum: informal 'show and tell' format (online in 2020) on abstract topics and big themes with interdisciplinary scope (such as, for example, 'anecdotes', decades of the 1800s, melodrama, music, vaccinations...).

*Times and dates for the second half of Semester One coming soon: please fill out the doodle poll (on the Teams channel) and watch this space!*


A mixture of work-in-progress talks, research papers, and lectures from external speakers.

Book launch

9th November 2020, 18:00 to 19:30

The virtual launch of Dr Rachel Bryant Davies and Dr Barbara Gribling’s edited collection Pasts at play: childhood encounters with history in British culture, 1750-1914 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2020)

Register here

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