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The University of Southampton
Southampton Centre for Nineteenth-Century Research

Southampton High Street circa 1880 

The SCNR foregrounds work on ‘the long nineteenth century' (1789-1914) being carried out by more than 30 researchers across several Faculties and a wide range of disciplines (Archaeology, Art History, English, Film, History, Marine Archaeology, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy, Social Sciences). Our members have long-established links with many external institutions, organisations and archives internationally, and contribute to a diverse range of interdisciplinary projects. We welcome the contributions of external partners, and are always seeking new ones.


(Banner image reproduced by kind permission of the Southampton City Council SeaCity Museum.)

About us

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

News and Events

Find out about the latest news and forthcoming events plus you can see an archive of past lectures, conferences, seminars and news items.

Key facts

The University of Southampton is one of 24 members of the Russell Group - institutions which have distinguished themselves as research-led universities of international quality, and which are committed to the provision of teaching in a research-led environment.

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