|I'm not sure I strictly consider myself a Victorianist - my real field of interest is the early twentieth century: but it's impossible to think about sex after 1900 without giving quite a lot of attention to 'Victorianism', both as an enduring force and something to be reacted against.|
|Victorian sex factoids: some much-reiterated canards||Victorian Psychiatry: some suggestions for reading|
|'The Other in the Mirror: Sex, Victorians and
Historians' a piece in progress about problems
and stereotypes in thinking about Victorian
now with expanded bibliography
'The Great Scourge': Syphilis as a medical problem and moral metaphor, 1880-1916
A paper written for and given at a Courtauld Institute Symposium, 23 May 1998: Le Grand Mort. Twentieth Century Bodies, Sexuality, Death and Degeneracy, and unlikely to appear anywhere in exactly this form.
My publications, and reviews and recommended reading of particularly Victorian relevance.
Literary abortion: mentions of abortion in literary texts, Following discussions on the Victoria listserv, I have added a number of Victorian references I did not already have.
Mundus: gateway site to missionary-related research resources (UK).
Portcullis, gateway to the archives of Parliament
London's Pulse: Medical Officer of Health reports 1848-1972: digitised and searchable
Victoria Research Web: a plethora of resources for the Victorianist, including the archives of the VICTORIA e-list
British Association for Victorian Studies
Australasian Victorian Studies Association
Victorians Institute & Journal
The Victorian Turkish Bath
Malcolm Shifrin's information exchange
Charlotte M. Yonge web page
Letters of Charlotte Mary Yonge
The W. T. Stead site
The Victorian Women Writers Project
Online, and highly accurate, transcriptions of works by British women writers of the 19th century, including anthologies, novels, political pamphlets, religious tracts, children's books, and volumes of poetry and verse drama. A wonderful source for hard-to-find texts.
The Victorian Dictionary
a guide to the social history of Victorian London
with the in-progress list of Top Victorians
An Electronic Journal for the Exchange of Information on Current Research, Publications and Productions concerning Oscar Wilde and his Circle: and several other online journals and websites of fin de siecle interest
Special edition devoted to the homoerotic novel Teleny
Monuments and Dust: The Culture of Victorian London
'the work of an international group of scholars now assembling a complex visual, textual, and statistical representation of Victorian London--the largest city of the nineteenth-century world and its first urban metropolis'
Research Society for Victorian Periodicals
NINES: Networked Interface for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies
Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies
NCSE: nineteenth-century serials edition:
getting Victorian newspapers and periodicals online
Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies
'a peer-reviewed, online journal committed to publishing insightful and innovative scholarship on gender studies and nineteenth-century British literature, art and culture'
North American Victorian Studies Association.
19 - Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century: online journal
Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA)
Carlyle Letters Online
Australasian Journal of Victorian Studies
Victorian Working-Class Women Poets Archive
At the Circulating Library: A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837-1901
Planet Century 19
'a meta-blog that collects contents of select 19th century blogs. It is maintained by Kelly Searsmith, Ph.D.'
Bruce Rosen's idiosyncratic selection of short bits about elements of Victorian history
Victorian Shrines: museums dedicated to Victorians
Studies in Scarlet: Marriage and Sexuality in the U.S. & U.K., 1815-1914
'Drawn from the Harvard Law School Library's extensive trial collections... images of the texts of more than 450 separately published trial narratives printed in the United States or the United Kingdom from 1815 until 1914.... divorce, domestic violence, adultery, bigamy, breach of promise to marry, and the custody of children... murder and rape. Featured are trials concerning the wealthy and the renowned.... The larger part of the collection, however, consists of the stories of ordinary men and women thrust into the public eye when their marriages and love affairs went wrong, or their relationships did not conform to social standards.'
is an electronic research resource invaluable not just for Gladstone scholars, but for all students of nineteenth century literature and culture, as well as for historians of the book and of reading.
New Books on Literature 19, a project devoted to the timely reviewing of recent works in the field of nineteenth-century literature
Victorian Network is a new online journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best postgraduate work in Victorian Studies.
The Journal of Victorian Culture Online
Simeon Solomon Research Archive: on the life and work of Simeon Solomon (1840-1905), the gay, Anglo-Jewish, Pre-Raphaelite/Aesthetic artist
BRANCH: Britain, Representation, and Nineteenth-Century History: 'provides users with a free, expansive, searchable, reliable, peer-reviewed, copy-edited, easy-to-use overview of the period 1775-1925'.
International Centre for Victorian Woman Writers, Canterbury Christ Church University
William Morris Gallery: refurbished and reopening
Diseases of Modern Life: Nineteenth Century Perspectives
'The project will explore the medical, literary and cultural responses in the Victorian age to the perceived problems of stress and overwork, anticipating many of the preoccupations of our own era.'
Reading Like a Victorian: A way to read 19th-century novels serially and in their cultural contexts
The Northern Nineteenth-Century Network
is designed to bring together scholars engaged in nineteenth-century studies and Victorianists of all disciplines in the north of England, particularly within the Yorkshire and Humberside region, while also forging links with international partners.
The Scottish Centre for Victorian and Neo-Victorian Studies
Keeping it in the Family: British and Irish Literary Generations, 1770-1930, University of Otago Library
Past Time Toolkit: A Learning Resource about Victorian Prisons
In Their Own Write is an ambitious research project which is uncovering the voice of the poor in 19th-century England and Wales, using MH 12, the collection of correspondence between central Poor Law authorities and local Poor Law Unions, dating from 1834 to 1900
20th anniversary of the British Association for Victorian Studies Conference
20-22 July, 2020, Birmingham.POSTPONED to 2021
Fin du Globe: Decadence, Catastrophe, Late Style
The 3rd Annual Conference of the British Association of Decadence Studies
September 10-13, 2020, Cornell University
Colonial Cities and Border Regions in the Long 19th Century in Inter-imperial and Intra-imperial Comparisons: Summer School
28 Sep-1 Oct 2020, Marburg, Germany
2020 Annual Conference of the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals
Revolution(s), Evolution(s), Circulation(s)
September 10-12, 2020, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
VISAWUS 2020: Victorian Transitions
October 15-17, 2020, Reno, NV
49th Annual Victorians Institute Conference
Refractions/Reflections: Victorian(ist) Ways of Seeing
October 23-24, 2020, Charlotte, North Carolina POSTPONED to October 22-23, 2021
NAVSA 2020: Unsettling Victorians
November 12-14, 2020, Vancouver, Canada
Popular Forms and Practices of Reading and Writing in the Victorian and Edwardian period
29-30 Jan 2021, Universite´ Paris-Est Cre´teil, France
Victorian Popular Fiction Association Study Day: ‘Religion and Victorian Popular Literature and Culture’
Spring 2021, University of Sheffield, POSTPONED from 9 May 2020
History of Sexuality
Quirky Stuff Science Fiction and Fantasy
Random Links of Interest
Last Updated 22 July 2020 by Lesley Hall