Vampire Bites Creative Contest

vampire lips

EHU Nineteen Research Centre are pleased to join forces with Dacre Stoker—Bram Stoker’s great grand-nephew—and Dr Chris McAuley to announce a creative competition for Edge Hill University students. From Victorian villain to modern-day boyfriend material, and from social outcasts to avengers of injustice, the vampire has taken many forms. You are invited to submit your […]

Second Year students explore the long afterlife of Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Second year students Abbie Hope and Katherine Duffy explore the long afterlife of Dracula, what the vampire means for culture today, and some of the events coming up at Edge Hill as we head into the 125th anniversary year of Bram Stoker’s novel. This October, Liverpool’s Playhouse Theatre hosted five nights of Imitating the Dog’s […]

BARS/BAVS Nineteenth Century Matters Fellowships 2021-22

19thC matters fellowship poster featuring 19thC man and his family next to two camels

EHU Nineteen is delighted to be hosting the BARS/BAVS Nineteenth Century Matters Fellowship for 2021-2022. Outline Nineteenth-Century Matters is an initiative jointly run by the British Association for Romantic Studies and the British Association for Victorian Studies. Now in its sixth year, it is aimed at postdoctoral researchers who have completed their PhD, but who […]

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

Poster showing Dracula holding a lantern

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 Leading experts in 19th century art will meet to challenge whether the era’s outdated views still bear relevance to modern society in a virtual event on Friday 12th March, 15:00-18:30.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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fear and wonder around Victorian science explored in family-friendly exhibition

Curator handles surgical objects in display case

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, […]

Postgraduate Research Conference

5th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference Department of English, History and Creative Writing Tuesday 2 April 2019 This event is designed to celebrate the significant contribution that our postgraduates, from MA/MRes to PhD, make not only to the Department of English, History and Creative Writing but to Edge Hill University. This is an opportunity for our […]