Victorian Events

4-5 September 2024

The University of Stirling will act as a hub of the international, ‘flightless’ conference Event 2024, organised by the North American Victorian Studies Association, the British Association for Victorian Studies and the Australasian Victorian Studies Association.

The hub at Stirling, led by Professor Christine Ferguson and Dr Michael Shaw, will host in-person papers, panels and roundtables.

Our programme is now available to download here

Stirling hub registration

The Stirling hub registration link will be available after you have registered centrally for Event 2024 (see below). The central Event 2024 registration fee is $100 for faculty/staff and $50 for student/contingent. The Stirling fee is £75 (full fee) and £50 (PGR/unwaged).

When you receive the Stirling registration link, you will also be able to book a place at the conference dinner. The conference dinner will take place at Stirling Court Hotel on the evening of 4th September and it costs £30. It will be preceded by a drinks reception, generously supported by the Division of Literatures and Languages at Stirling.

Central ‘Event 2024’ registration

To register, follow this link to pay the central conference fee:https://www.event2024.org/registration-stirling/ This fee covers the central conference platform, attendee papers on COVE, and monthly digital events.

After completing the general registration, you’ll be invited to purchase your Stirling hub ticket.

Please complete registration by 1 August 2024 at the latest.

A limited number of fellowships are available to support attendance.  Please write to organizers@event2024.org if you wish to be considered and remember to state the location of your intended hub.

View of loch Cottrell Building and the Wallace Monument

Accommodation at Stirling

If you require accommodation in Stirling, we’d recommend our campus hotel – Stirling Court Hotel – which is less than a 10-minute walk from the conference venue. Stirling Court Hotel has offered our delegates a reduced rate of £93 for a single room B&B and £98 for a double B&B. To secure the preferential rate, just call the Stirling Court Hotel (0178646600) and quote ‘Victorian Events’ along with the rate code: 286653.

There are also other local accommodation options in both Bridge of Allan and Stirling.

Directions to the Stirling Campus

The University of Stirling is a campus university that can be accessed by various means.

By public transport, there are regular train and bus services from Scotland’s major cities to Stirling city centre. The campus is on the outskirts of Stirling, but there is a regular bus service to campus (the Unilink shuttle bus, which you can access from Stance A across from the train station). There are also good cycle routes between the campus and the city centre. Alternatively, you can walk to campus (approximately 25 minutes) from the Bridge of Allan train station.

If you are travelling by car, there are a number of car parks on campus. These can be very busy but – as the undergraduate semester doesn’t start at Stirling until the week following the conference – we imagine that they shouldn’t be too crowded.

Cove Conferences

To include your paper/contribution in a global conversation, send a copy to organizers@event2024.org when it is ready. The EVENT 2024 team will load your paper to COVE Conferences. There, it will be searchable and annotatable by (only) registered EVENT 2024 participants until December 2024. You will be able to comment on the papers of others and others will be able to comment on yours or to respond to annotations already made. This approach allows attendees from all time zones to engage with you and your work when they can (regardless of time zone or scheduling conflicts). At the first EVENT 2024 Zoom panel in January, there were annotations from scholars in Australia, Canada, China, England, Ireland, Italy, Germany, India, New Zealand, Scotland, South Korea, Switzerland, Turkey, the United States, and Wales.

If you have any questions, please contact Professor Christine Ferguson <christine.ferguson@stir.ac.uk> and Dr Michael Shaw <michael.shaw@stir.ac.uk>