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One-Day Conference: Victorian Periodicals Through Glass


The digitisation of the nineteenth-century press would seem to be unequivocally a Good Thing—but the process of reading Victorian newspapers and magazines in digital editions is far from straightforward. We see through the “glass, darkly” (as St Paul puts it in the first letter to the Corinthians), and access a somewhat distorted Alice-in-Wonderland version of the past, “through the looking glass” of our monitors and tablets.

As part of their Santander Universities UK-funded project to develop Dickens Journals Online, Dr Jonathan Buckmaster (Royal Holloway, University of London) and DJO's Professor John Drew have designed a one-day conference to investigate.

15 July 2016 09:30 - 19:00

Join us for Victorian Periodicals Through Glass, on Friday 15 July 2016 at The Athenaeum Club, Pall Mall. At this stunning and evocative venue, leading thinkers and practitioners on the use of digital resources as research tools in 19th-century literary scholarship will gather together to discuss the dilemmas and debate the differing lines of argument. 19th-century scholars, postgraduate students, and Digital Humanists of all kinds are invited to attend and participate in a stimulating programme of panels, papers and poster presentations.

Full day tickets, including coffee, a light lunch and the evening reception, are only £17 (£12 concessions), and can be purchased here. Read the conference programme: Victorian Periodicals through Glass programme (PDF file, 1.5 KB).

Click on the image on the right to download the conference poster (PDF file, 1.1 KB).

Following an elegant evening reception, the day will close with the 2016 Sally Ledger Memorial Lecture, introduced by Professor Juliet John (RHUL) and delivered by Professor Regenia Gagnier (Exeter).

For enquiries about the event, contact djo@buckingham.ac.uk.

Click here for further information about the Department of English’s new MA by Research in Dickens Studies, taught in London in partnership with the Charles Dickens Museum.

Written by John Drew

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We are very excited to announce a new one-year MA by Research in Dickens Studies that will be taught by the University of Buckingham (home of The Drood Inquiry and Dickens Journals Online ) and in partnership with the Charles Dickens Museum in London. The course will commence in October of this year, based at our new London premises at 51 Gower Street, Bloomsbury, and will allow access to the Museum's unique archive collections as well as the expertise of the Buckingham English Department and numerous guest seminar speakers from the Dickens community worldwide. Under close guidance, successful applicants will write a substantial research-based thesis based on a topic of their choosing, under the broad umbrella of 'Dickens Studies'. More details are available here.  

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