Ready for VSAWC 2014 in Banff, AB?
Our conference theme explores Victorian concepts, representations, and experiences of community. From Chartist organizations to the Salvation Army, from women’s colleges to Mechanics ’Institutes, from Evangelical congregations to pagan gatherings, and including rituals ranging from family reading and hymn singing to maypole dancing, rugby matches, and croquet games, Victorians sought out “combinations” that were political, religious, domestic, social, artistic, academic, and/or erotic.
Keynote Speaker: Aileen Fyfe (History ,University of St.Andrews).
Please forward 250-‐word abstracts with titles plus a separate 75-word biographical blurb to VSAWC14@uvic.ca by 18 October 2013.
For the full CFP, Click Here
For information about the ACCUTE/VSAWC joint session for this year’s Congress at Brock University, check out our latest blog post.
New Blog Post: In which I link to a wonderful article celebrating Rowland McMaster and anticipate the forthcoming VISAWUS conference in Portland. Click here for more. (And stay tuned, the VSAWC 2014 CFP will be posted soon!)
Special Announcement: Alison Hurlburt (U of Alberta) is the recipient of the 2013 Founders’ Circle Award the best paper presented at the VSAWC conference by a graduate student or emerging scholar. For more information, click here.
VSAWC 2013: Victorian Humanity and its Others
April 27-28th in Vancouver, BC
This year’s conference was a great success! A huge thank you to all those involved, especially Heather McAlpine and Ryan Stephenson for organizing the conference, Mary Elizabeth Leighton and Lisa Surridge for running the writing workshop, the conference assistant Taylor Stone, Kylee-Anne Hingston (who helped design the swag on the left), and all the local volunteers.
The conference was generously supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Douglas College, the University of the Fraser Valley (Research and Graduate Studies Office and the Office of the Dean of Arts), and VSAWC.
Please check out the conference webpage for more details (including the programme). To catch up on what happened during this year’s conference, check out the hashtag #VSAWC on Twitter. For further reflections on this year’s conference, check out the blog post by Constance Crompton (click here) and Jennifer Esmail (click here).
Stay tuned for information about next year’s conference and the launch of the new Victorian Review website and blog, which will feature interviews with participants of this year’s conference.