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Durham University

Department of English Studies

Event Archive

This is an archive of past events within the Department of English Studies. Please see our current events for forthcoming activities.

Some of our public events are recorded and are available as podcasts via our Research English At Durham blog.

'A Tale of Two Newmans: Victorian Faith, Doubt and Mathematical Certainty,' by Professor Alice Jenkins (University of Glasgow)

26th January 2011, 16:30 to 18:00, Seminar Room, Hallgarth House, Professor Alice Jenkins (University of Glasgow)

A staff and postgraduate research seminar.

Alice Jenkins is Professor of Victorian Literature and Culture and works mainly on the emergence of the knowledge economy in the nineteenth century.  Recent publications include Space and the 'March of Mind’: Literature and the Physical Sciences, 1815-1850 (OUP, 2007) and an edition of Michael Faraday’s essays, Michael Faraday’s ‘Mental Exercises’: An Artisan Essay-Circle in Regency London (Liverpool UP, 2008).  She has just completed a book on Victorian ideals about knowledge in daily life, and is currently writing a cultural history of geometry in the nineteenth century.  This book is the first volume of a projected three-volume history of Victorian rationality, and is part of Professor Jenkins’s three-year research project, ‘Nineteenth-Century Euclid’, funded by the European Research Council.

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