What does it mean to feel ridiculous? How can ridiculousness help us to develop new perspectives on the Romantic period, 1750-1850? Dr Andrew McInnes, Senior Lecturer in English Literature, has been awarded Arts and Humanities Research Council Early Career Leadership Fellow funding, worth nearly a quarter of a million pounds, to find out. The AHRC’s […]
Second Year History student Grace Marks has curated a display on Victorian ‘vinegar valentines’ as part of her history community project module. The display will be featured at the Atkinson in Southport as part of the ‘We Are Not Amused’ exhibition on nineteenth-century humour. ‘We Are Not Amused’ is curated by researchers in Edge Hill’s […]
Researchers from Edge Hill University are revealing the forgotten history of Victorian laughter as part of the UK’s only nationwide humanities festival. We Are Not Amused at The Atkinson in Southport explores what it took to make a Victorian laugh, from bad puns and nonsense poems to the first stars of stand-up comedy. Curated by Edge Hill’s Dr […]
EHU19 academics Dr Kym Brindle and Dr Laura Eastlake have published a special issue of the Wilkie Collins Journal. The issue explores the theme of materiality in the works of Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) and how everyday objects, from pocket watches and letters, to fashion, fabric and even human hair help to convey mystery and meaning […]
MRes student Cara Wadsworth recently returned from London, having secured a travel grant from Edge Hill Nineteen to explore the British Library’s collection of conduct books from the nineteenth century.
On May 15th, Dr Kym Brindle travelled to Málaga to attend ‘Neo-Victorian ‘Orientations’ in the Twenty-First Century’, the most recent gathering of neo-Victorian scholars from around the world.
An interactive exhibition exploring the wonder and fear of 19th Century medical science in a family-friendly way is being displayed at The Atkinson in Southport from Saturday (9th February). Dr Jekyll’s Study: Science and Medicine in the 19th Century is set in a Victorian doctor’s study, complete with real surgical instruments and medical equipment from the period, […]