Founded in 2000, The British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS) is a multidisciplinary organisation dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge about the Victorian period. It has over 600 members based in the UK and beyond, and drawn both from the academic community and the general public. Its members have a wide range of interests in the nineteenth century, including art history, cultural studies, history, literary studies, performance studies and the history of science.
The annual conference for the Association is a significant event for British Victorianists, and also brings to the UK international scholars in Victorian Studies. The annual BAVS conference provides a key opportunity to share new work and to promote the active, collaborative, and vibrant community it represents.
The conference will embrace the interdisciplinary remit of the Association, and will celebrate the international demographic of scholars – from emerging to established academics – working in the field. Delegates are invited to speak to the ways in which their research creates and engages with new strands of enquiry, and to consider the connections, intersections, and modes of unravelling the Victorians which underpin the theme of the conference: ‘Victorians Unbound’.
The Call for Papers is now available.