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Southampton Centre for Nineteenth-Century Research

A nineteenth century image of the High Street leading to the Bargate in Southampton

The Southampton Centre for Nineteenth-Century Research (SCNCR) highlights research being carried out on ‘the long nineteenth century' (1789-1914) by more than 30 researchers across several Faculties and a wide range of disciplines.

About

The SCNCR launched as a Research Centre in the summer of 2012 after two years as a successful reading group. We now comprise over 70 researchers including staff, students, and external friends, across several faculties in the University and beyond.

We meet up to three times a term to present and discuss our work, to debate issues of central importance to interdisciplinary nineteenth-century studies, and to host external events including guest speakers, seminars, and conferences. Our main aims are to publicise the work done by our members, and to forge and extend links with nineteenth-century researchers in other institutions globally.

 

Research themes

Research themes include:

  • British Debate Over Slavery
  • Diaries of the 7th Earl of Shaftesbury
  • Fluid geographies and global mobilities: recovering Southampton’s translocal book trade networks 1840-1914
  • Local Population Studies Society Parish Register Project
  • Monstrous Flowers: Literature Women and Botany
  • pens-in-motion
  • The Most Typical Victorian of Them All?
  • Two Shipwrecks in Alum Bay

 

Journals

Romance, Revolution and Reform is an innovative PGR-led journal based at the University of Southampton. It adopts an Open Access policy and is dedicated to supporting Post-Graduates, in addition to publishing papers by established academics.

The editorial team are committed to the publication of intellectually stimulating new research into the long 19th Century (1789-1914) within any humanities or social sciences discipline.

The Journal particularly aims to assist new researchers and early career academics in publishing their latest findings. For more information on RRR's policies, our latest issue and how to publish with us, please click on the link above, or email us at RRR@soton.ac.uk

 

News and events

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People, projects, publications and PhDs

People

Professor Aaron Ridley

Professor in Philosophy

Research interests

  • Aesthetics
  • Philosophy of Music
  • Nietzsche

Accepting applications from PhD students

Email: amr3@soton.ac.uk

Address: B65, Avenue Campus, Highfield Road, SO17 1BF

Dr Aude Campmas

Lecturer in French Studies

Research interests

  • My current research interests include the representations of childfree women, trauma and discrimination, trauma and memory.

Accepting applications from PhD students

Email: a.campmas@soton.ac.uk

Address: B65, Avenue Campus, Highfield Road, SO17 1BF

Professor Christer Petley

Professor of Atlantic History

Research interests

  • Atlantic History
  • Caribbean History
  • Slavery and Abolition

Accepting applications from PhD students

Email: c.petley@soton.ac.uk

Address: B65, Avenue Campus, Highfield Road, SO17 1BF

Professor Christopher Janaway

Professor in Philosophy

Research interests

  • Schopenhauer
  • Nietzsche
  • Classical Indian Philosophy

Accepting applications from PhD students

Email: c.janaway@soton.ac.uk

Address: B65, Avenue Campus, Highfield Road, SO17 1BF

Dr Christopher Prior

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Imperial history and the legacies of empire
  • The history of modern sub-Saharan Africa
  • Socio-political and intellectual networks in foreign policy

Accepting applications from PhD students

Email: c.prior@soton.ac.uk

Address: B65, Avenue Campus, Highfield Road, SO17 1BF

Emeritus Professor Christopher Woolgar FBA

Research interests

  • Daily life in the later middle ages
  • Material culture
  • Testamentary records in the later middle ages

Email: c.m.woolgar@soton.ac.uk

Address: B65, Avenue Campus, Highfield Road, SO17 1BF

Emeritus Professor Daniel Brown

Email: dan.brown@soton.ac.uk

Address: B65, Avenue Campus, Highfield Road, SO17 1BF

Professor David Brown

Professor of Modern History

Research interests

  • The history of social reform and philanthropy
  • Victorian liberalism
  • British political history 

Email: d.s.brown@soton.ac.uk

Address: B65, Avenue Campus, Highfield Road, SO17 1BF

Dr David Cox

Lecturer B

Research interests

  • Race
  • Folklore
  • Magic

Email: d.g.cox@soton.ac.uk

Address: B65, Avenue Campus, Highfield Road, SO17 1BF

Emeritus Professor David Glover

Email: dg6@soton.ac.uk

Address: B65, Avenue Campus, Highfield Road, SO17 1BF

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Enquiries

For more information, please contact Dr Aude Campmas

School of Humanities,
Faculty of Arts & Humanities,
Avenue Campus,
University of Southampton,
Southampton
SO17 1BF

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