Applications now open for EHU Nineteen and Wilkie Collins Fellowships 2021-22

  EHU Nineteen Research Centre and the Wilkie Collins Journal are pleased to announce two new fellowships designed to enable early career researchers to undertake innovative new research in nineteenth-century topics. The fellowships will provide up to £700 towards the cost of research expenses, as well as Visiting Researcher status with EHU Nineteen, access to […]

Edge Hill’s new Masters degree will change the way we think about the Victorians

Edge Hill has launched a fascinating new Masters degree in Nineteenth Century Studies that will take students on a journey through the culture, literature, people and history of the nineteenth century.Devised by some of the UK’s leading experts in the literature, history, and cultural heritage of the nineteenth century, the one year Nineteenth Century Studies […]

Experts to address the controversial legacy of 19th century art

Fatal Attraction poster showing Lilith

The controversial views displayed in some of the 19th century’s most notable artwork will be the centre of debate during a special event hosted by Edge Hill University. Leading experts in 19th century art will meet to challenge whether the era’s outdated views still bear relevance to modern society in a virtual event on Friday 12th March, 15:00-18:30. Breaking Barriers: Nineteenth Century Visual Culture in the Woke Age will welcome speakers from a range […]

Call for Submissions — Women In Power: Female Agency in the Nineteenth Century

Edited by Dr. Fern Riddell, Dr. Emma Butcher, and Dr. Bob Nicholson, ‘Women In Power: Female Agency in the Nineteenth Century’ will seek to challenge the view that the public sphere was overwhelmingly male, and reveal the many places in which Victorian women wielded power and agency.  This edited collection will showcase both the professional […]

Edge Hill academic awarded Honorary Research Fellowship ahead of major exhibition

exhibition poster featuring John Collier's Lilith

An Edge Hill academic has been awarded a prestigious Honorary Research Fellowship ahead of a major exhibition on the femme fatale. Dr Laura Eastlake, Senior Lecturer in English Literature, has been awarded the fellowship by The Atkinson museum and gallery in Southport to develop research into ancient worlds and nineteenth-century art. Laura said: “I’m delighted […]

Academic awarded prestigious fellowship for ‘ridiculous’ research

Photograph of Andrew McInnes

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 […]

Student explores the world of Victorian ‘Vinegar Valentines’

Vinegar valentine cartoon showing a woman tipping water over a suitor

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 […]

Exhibition on Victorian laughter launches as part of major humanities festival

Victorian man laughing against a background of nineteenth-century newspaper text

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 […]

Special Issue Celebrating Popular Victorian Author Wilkie Collins

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 […]