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The Northeast Victorian Studies Association (NVSA) is a northeast-based society which hosts an annual conference on Victorian Studies each October.
The Victorians Institute is an organization of scholars and students centered in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the USA. It sponsors an annual conference and publishes the Victorians Institute Journal,
an award-winning, refereed scholarly annual that publishes articles,
reviews, and newly edited texts of interest to Victorianists.
The Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States (VISAWUS) is a scholarly organization dedicated to the study of
British Victorian literature, history, music, art, and other topics.
National and International Organizations
The Australasian Victorian Studies Association (AVSA) aims to promote the
activities and research of scholars in Victorian literary, historical,
and cultural studies, including art history, architecture, politics,
popular and print culture, and, increasingly, considerations of 'the
Victorian' beyond the chronological period, and beyond the geographical
centre of British Victorian Studies.
The British Association for Victorian Studies
(BAVS) is a multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to the
advancement and dissemination of knowledge about the Victorian period.
Its members — drawn from the academic community and the
general public, in both the UK and abroad — have a wide range of
interests in the nineteenth century, including art history, cultural
studies, history, literary studies, performance studies, and the history
The Dickens Project
consists of scholars concerned with the simultaneously historic and
modern issues that Charles Dickens and the Victorian Period evoke. In
this vein, the Project creates opportunities for collaborative research
on Dickens and the Victorian age; disseminates research findings through
annual conferences, institutes, and publications; and supports the
professional development of graduate students and produces curricular
material for teaching Victorian literature at both secondary and
The Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Association (BWWA)
provides a forum to discuss women’s writing — writing which has been
historically overlooked, ignored, or excluded from the canon.
Historians of British Art (HBA) aims to foster communication and to promote the study and sharing of ideas among those engaged in any type of scholarship or
other professional endeavor related to British art and architecture of every area and/or period.
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS)
is an international group of scholars dedicated to interdisciplinary
discussion and research. The organization sponsors annual meetings and
enjoys a collaborative relationship with Nineteenth-Century Contexts: An Interdisciplinary Journal. INCS encourages scholarly work that transcends disciplinary boundaries in its approach to cultural studies.
Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship) is a
scholarly organization devoted to forging links between the material
archive of the nineteenth century and the digital research environment
of the twenty-first.
The Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) is
an interdisciplinary association for the study of nineteenth-century
world cultures. The membership includes scholars whose disciplinary
focus ranges from art, architecture, and literature to religious,
scientific, and legal writing, to social, political, and economic
The North American British Music Studies Association (NABMSA) aims to
promote the study of British Music from all time periods on the North
American Continent; to provide a collegial and supportive forum for
discussion through electronic and other means; to provide a
clearinghouse of information on the study of such music; and to foster
regular meetings to discuss the same.
The North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA)
provides a continental forum for the discussion of the Victorian
period, encourages a wide variety of theoretical and disciplinary
approaches to the field, and furthers the interests of scholars of the
period within such larger bodies as the Modern Language Association
The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals
(RSVP) is an interdisciplinary and international association of
scholars dedicated to the exploration of the richly diverse world of the
nineteenth-century press, both its magazines and its newspapers. RSVP’s
journal, the Victorian Periodicals Review, carries articles, reviews, and research guides on a wide-ranging variety of topics.
The Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland (SSNCI) promotes interdisciplinary research into
nineteenth-century Ireland. It welcomes members from a wide range of
disciplines: literature, history, economics, geography, sociology,
anthropology, theology, women’s studies, and fine arts.
The Victorian Poetry Network (VPN)
aims to be a virtual hub for Victorian poetry research and teaching. It
is a collaborative project, bringing together scholars and students of
Victorian poetry to create a dynamic digital community. VPN functions
as a blog authored by the VPN team and invited scholars in the field, a
resource center for research projects and teaching, and a social space.
The Victorian Society In America (VSA) is the only national non-profit
organization committed to historic preservation, protection,
understanding, education, and enjoyment of nineteenth-century
heritage in the United States.
The Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada (VSAWC) promotes nineteenth-century interdisciplinary studies by hosting an
annual conference at which Victorianists gather from Canada and beyond
to listen to keynote speakers of international reputation, and to share
their own scholarly findings and teaching experiences with colleagues.
The William Morris Society – U.S. publicizes the art, writings, and ideas of William Morris, the Pre-Raphaelites, and the Arts and Crafts Movement.
19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century is
an open-access, scholarly, refereed web journal dedicated to advancing
interdisciplinary study in the long nineteenth century.
BRANCH: Britain, Representation, and Nineteenth-Century History is an extension of Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net (RaVoN)
that provides users with a free, expansive, searchable, reliable,
peer-reviewed, copy-edited, easy-to-use overview of the period
Journal of Victorian Culture Online is the online supplement to the Journal of Victorian Culture (JVC),
which promotes the best work on all aspects of nineteenth-century
society, culture, and the material world including: literature, art,
performance, politics, science, medicine, technology, lived experience,
and ideas. Concerned with the long nineteenth century, its legacies, and
echoes in the present day, the journal encourages articles which
interrogate periodization, historiography, and critical traditions.
Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies is
a peer-reviewed, online journal committed to publishing insightful and
innovative scholarship on gender studies and nineteenth-century British
literature, art, and culture.
Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net (RaVoN) is
an International Refereed Electronic Journal devoted to British
Nineteenth-Century Literature. The journal, which began publication as Romanticism on the Net in February 1996, is published four times a year. It expanded its scope in August 2007 to include Victorian literature.
Victorian Poetry furthers the aesthetic study of the poetry of the
Victorian Period in Britain by publishing articles from a broad range of theoretical and critical angles,
including but not confined to new historicism, feminism, and social and
cultural issues. The journal has expanded its purview from the major
figures of Victorian England (Tennyson, Browning, the Rossettis, etc.)
to a wider compass of poets of all classes and gender identifications in
nineteenth-century Britain and the Commonwealth.
Victorian Studies is
devoted to the study of British culture of the Victorian age. It
regularly includes interdisciplinary articles on comparative literature,
social and political history, and the histories of education,
philosophy, fine arts, economics, law, and science, as well as review
essays, and an extensive book review section. Victorian Studies is the official publication of the North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA).
Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (NCSE)
is a free, online scholarly edition of six nineteenth-century
periodicals and newspapers. It is a collaboration between Birkbeck,
University of London, King’s College London (Centre for Computing in the
Humanities and the Department of English), the British Library, and
Olive Software. The edition is intended to be of use for anybody with
an interest in nineteenth-century literature, history or culture, as
well as those interested in the history of the press, or print culture
The Periodical Poetry Index is a research database
of citations to English-language poems published in
nineteenth-century periodicals, including texts by
nineteenth-century British and American poets, poets from
earlier periods, and poems in English translation. The Index is a resource
for scholars and students of nineteenth-century periodicals
The Victoria Research Web is
dedicated to the scholarly study of nineteenth-century Britain, and to
aiding researchers, teachers, and students in their investigations of
any and all aspects of the period.
The Victorian Web is the WWW translation of Brown University’s Context 61, which serves as a resource for courses in Victorian literature.
The Victorian Women Writers Project (VWWP)
is primarily concerned with the exposure of lesser-known British women
writers of the nineteenth century. The collection represents an array of
genres — poetry, novels, children’s books, political pamphlets,
religious tracts, histories, and more. VWWP contains scores of authors,
both prolific and rare.
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