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Upcoming Events

Sir William Fettes Douglas, The Spell (1864).  National Galleries of Scotland.


  • 27 October 2017: The Occult in and Beyond Victorian Scotland. University of Stirling.

A one-day conference in collaboration with the Centre for Scottish Studies at Stirling.

Event poster

You can register for free via Eventbrite.


  • November 2017: Half-day workshop led by Clare Pettit and Caroline Arscott.

Details tbc.


  • March 2018: Victorian and Neo-Victorian Crime and Punishment.  Edinburgh Napier University.

A one-day event in collaboration with the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research.


  • June 2018: Reforming the Nation: Literature, Culture and Politics in Victorian Scotland. University of Strathclyde.

A one-day event exploring new research on Victorian Scotland.


Previous Events


  • 6 June 2017: Poetry at the Polls: Election Verse from Scotland’s Past

7:30-9pm at the Glad Café, Glasgow. Free entry.

Join us for an evening of scurrilous, satirical, comic and tragic poems from historical elections, hosted by the University of Glasgow and Strathclyde team behind the ‘People’s Voice’ project. Come to listen or bring your own election poems, old or new.

Supported by the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland and the Scottish Centre for Victorian and Neo-Victorian Studies.

Event poster: Poetry at the Polls


  • 22-23 June 2017: Victorian Impacts 

A two-day event at the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde. Organised under the aegis of the Scottish Centre for Victorian and Neo Victorian Studies.

  • How does knowledge move between universities and the communities in which they are geographically located?
  • How is knowledge transformed as it moves through institutional and civic contexts?
  • What are the Victorian roots of these patterns of knowledge mobility?

This event brings together Victorianists interested in the relationships between universities and civic, regional or professional communities in the nineteenth century and the present day.

The first day will focus on investigating how knowledge moved between these groups in Victorian Britain.  The second day will be an opportunity to think about the ways in which current Victorianist research projects are dealing with impact and knowledge mobility.

Speakers include:

Prof. Mark Llewellyn (Director of Research, AHRC; Strathclyde)

Prof. John Bowen (University of York)

Dr Rosemary Golding (Open University)

Dr Heike Jöns (Loughborough University)

Dr Lucinda Matthews-Jones (Liverpool John Moores University)

A full schedule is available here: Victorian Impacts schedule

Attendance is free.  To register, please email Elsa Richardson (University of Strathclyde):

For further information, please email Alice Jenkins (University of Glasgow):

Conference poster: Victorian Impacts poster