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10 July 2024 - 12 July 2024

8:00AM - 1:30PM

Teaching and Learning Centre, South Road Durham

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The inaugural conference of the International Nineteenth Century Studies Association (INCSA) will take place on Durham University’s Teaching and Learning Centre from Wednesday 10 to Friday 12 July 2024.We are delighted to welcome you to Durham for what promises to be a flagship conference for Nineteenth Century Studies.

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This conference inaugurates INCSA, a new professional association bringing scholars together from all over the world through interdisciplinary, international and intertemporal nineteenth-century studies. It includes representation from academic, heritage and GLAM-sector organisations (galleries, libraries, archives and museums), as well as independent scholars, performers and composers.

The conference includes roughly 350 papers, including two keynotes, individual papers, panels, lecture recitals, concerts and a nineteenth-century Evensong in Durham Cathedral.

Early career scholars, from all over the world, are widely represented, and INCSA’s Early Career Committee will host two round tables: ‘The Global Futures of Nineteenth-century Studies’ and ‘Teaching the Nineteenth Century Internationally’.

Panel titles, including:

  • ‘Evidentiary Sites and Citations: The Case for Radical Interdisciplinarity’
  • ‘Exploring the Nexus of Healing, Stories and Illness in the Nineteenth Century and Today’
  • ‘Victorians and Intertemporal Greece’
  • ‘Comic Song in the Nineteenth Century: What’s so funny?’
  • ‘On opera and genre’
  • ‘The History Painting: Past, Present, Future’
  • ‘Welsh music, history and identity in the long nineteenth century’
  • ‘Colonial Switzerland: Introducing new actors and geographies to Global and Imperial History’
  • ‘Art and Recreation in Psychiatry: From the Nineteenth Century to the Present’
  • ‘Modernizing Empires: Enlightenment, Nationalist Vanguards and Russian Modernity’
  • ‘Chemical Infrastructures and Colonial Worlds’
  • ‘The Earthly Object and the Nineteenth Century’
  • ‘The Secret Diary of Karl Benedikt Hase: Greek, Diary-writing and Philhellenism in 19th-century Paris

This conference offers an online experience for those unable to join us in-person, including access to academic panels and:

  • two online plenary sessions hosted each afternoon of the conference
  • a meet the editors online forum and
  • the Universities Committee members will host one of their extremely successful pedagogical ‘Virtual Lab’ workshops.

As well as the panels, workshops and round tables, the conference will host a number of lecture recitals in our beautiful Collingwood College Theatre.

Besides academic panels there will be an opportunity to:

  • meet with publishers, including Clemson University Press (publisher of INCSA’s new book series) and Taylor & Francis (publisher of INCSA’s new journal Advances in Nineteenth-Century Research)
  • browse an antique book fair
  • on Wednesday evening head to a nineteenth-century-themed piano concert played on one of the University’s Steinway pianos (booking essential)
  • attend a Nineteenth-Century Evensong planned at the Durham Cathedral on Thursday evening

Delegates can take advantage of all County Durham has to offer as on the Friday afternoon there are optional excursions planned to LocomotionBeamish Museum, and tours of Durham Castle and Durham Cathedral.

Our draft programme is now available. You can view it here INCSA Conference 2024 Draft Programme



See our website for conference fees