We can now confirm the details for the next MIVSS meeting at Keele University:

Victorian Things Revisited
Keele University, Friday 29th June 2012

(All sessions will take place in Claus Moser, 0.12)

11.30–11.45am Welcome and Opening Remarks

11.45–12.45pm SESSION ONE (Chair Kate Hill)

Charlotte Mathieson (Warwick), ‘“What connection can there be?”: Objects, people and places, c. 1851’

Rosemary Hoyle (North Lindsey), ‘Things in Dickens’s Edgelands’

12.45–1.45pm LUNCH

1.45–2.45pm SESSION TWO (Chair Jonathan Shears)

Julia Courtney (Open University), ‘Living Things?’
Michael Lee (Leeds Met), ‘Eating Things in Lewis Carroll’

2.45–3.15pm COFFEE

3.15–4.45pm SESSION THREE (chair tbc)

Stella Pratt-Smith (Oxford), ‘Material, Manufactured, Modern: the Science of Victorian “Thing” Culture’

Stephen Etheridge (Huddersfield), ‘Brass Instruments, Bandsmen and Working-Class Identity: Brass Bands in the Southern Pennines and the creation of working-class identity c.1840-1900’

Mary Addyman (Warwick), ‘Exploring the collection of Richard and Henry Cuming’

A campus map and directions can be found here:


This event is free, but please register by emailing Jonathon Shears (j.r.shears@engl.keele.ac.uk) by Wednesday 27th June. There are a small number of travel bursaries available for postgraduate students, provided through funding by BAVS (British Association for Victorian Studies). If you would like to apply for one of these, please contact Kate Hill (khill@lincoln.ac.uk) stating your name, affiliation and approximate travel costs.