BAVS Conference 2010

BAVS Conference 2010

 

2-4 September, 2010

Interior of the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow 

UPDATE: THE DRAFT CONFERENCE PROGRAMME IS NOW AVAILABLE - PLEASE CLICK THE LINK ON THE RIGHT


The University of Glasgow and the Department of English Literature are delighted to host the 10th anniversary conference of the British Association for Victorian Studies, on the theme of 'Victorian Forms and Formations'. Please click on the links  on the right-hand side of this page to find details of the CFP, plenary speakers, accommodation and travel.

Download the conference poster here:

 Victorian Forms & Formations

The conference will be held in the Main Building of the University of Glasgow, a spectacular Victorian Gothic building by George Gilbert Scott, which stands on a hill overlooking the city. It houses the Hunterian Museum, where we will be holding a drinks reception during the conference, and the Bute Hall, with impressive stained-glass windows by Edward Burne-Jones. The Main Building and central university campus are located in the heart of Glasgow's West End, a lively area about a mile from the city centre, known for its restaurants, bars and shops.

Within 10 minutes walk from the university, other attractions for Victorianists include:

  • The Hunterian Art Gallery, which has an important collection of Whistler paintings, drawings and etchings.
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. This famous, recently restored gallery and museum is housed in an impressive 1901 baroque sandstone building and contains one of Europe's finest collections of civic art. The collections include several important Pre-Raphaelite paintings.
  • The Kibble Palace in the Botanic Gardens, a newly restored Victorian glasshouse and winter garden.
  • Glasgow University Library, which has significant nineteenth-century holdings in Special Collections.

During the conference we will also be using the Glasgow University Union, just across the road from the Main Building, for a conference dinner and ceilidh.