Welcome to the Nineteenth Century Studies Association website, where we hope you will find information about the Association, its interests and outlets, as well as enticements to join in the many conversations we have on and beyond these pages.

We are an interdisciplinary Association interested in exploring all aspects of the long nineteenth century, from science to music, from architecture to religion, from movement to literatures—and beyond. We hope you will peruse these pages as a volume inviting you to join us at our annual spring meeting, and we ask you to join our community of those with nineteenth century interests.

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Election Slate 2018 for NCSA Board and Executive Board Members

Voting begins Feb. 19, 2018

All current members of NCSA: please take the time to vote (beginning Monday, Feb 19th) in our elections for Officers and the Board. We provide brief biographies of all candidates and, while the officer positions are uncontested, we really need your input in selecting 1 Board member. The Board oversees the direction and future of our group and we want to see as many disciplines and perspectives represented within our interdisciplinary group—so please take the few minutes to read and vote. We all know voting does indeed matter—and appreciate your input.

For full view click here.

Monday, February 12, 2018/Author: Kate Oestreich/Number of views (2144)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

NSCA conference 2018

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Sunday, January 07, 2018/Author: Maura Coughlin/Number of views (71)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Humphry Davy: Laughing Gas, Literature and the Lamp

FutureLearn MOOC, produced by Lancaster University and the Royal Institution of Great Britain

'Humphry Davy: Laughing gas, literature and the lamp' is a forthcoming FutureLearn MOOC, produced by Lancaster University and the Royal Institution of Great Britain.  

Free online course (MOOC) starting 30 October 2017 - Open to all Sign up today at  http://www.futurelearn.com/courses/humphry-davy

The MOOC is intended for anyone with an interest in Humphry Davy, or early nineteenth century literature, science, or history. It will explore some of the most significant moments of Davy's life and career, including his childhood in Cornwall, his work at the Medical Pneumatic Institution in Bristol and the Royal Institution in London, his writing of poetry, his invention of his miners' safety lamp and the controversy surrounding this, and his European travels. The course will also investigate the relationships that can exist between science and the arts, identify the role that science can play in society, and assess the cultural and political function of science.

The course will start on 30 October 2017, and will run for four weeks. Learners will typically spend three hours per week working through the steps, which will include videos (filmed on location at the Royal Institution), text-based activities and discussion, and quizzes. Learners will be guided at all stages by a specialist team of Educators and Mentors. It's entirely free to participate, and no prior knowledge of Davy is required. 

If you have any questions, please direct them in the first instance to the Lead Educator, Professor Sharon Ruston (s.ruston@lancaster.ac.uk).

Thursday, August 17, 2017/Author: Kate Oestreich/Number of views (338)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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GOTHIC MODERNISMS International Conference: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 29-30 June 2017

29 & 30 June, 2017, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, NL




GOTHIC MODERNISMS: 29 & 30 June, 2017, The Rijksmuseum: A two-day international conference exploring legacies, histories and contested identities of European Gothic/early-modern visual cultures in (global) modernity, in particular in contexts of new fin-de-siècle cultural modernities, modernism, avant-gardes, nationalisms and cosmopolitanisms.

More information here; registration here.


Conference fee (two days): 125€; 40€ for students – includes conference, access to the Rijksmuseum Collections on both days, guided visit to the exhibition Small Wonders, coffee, tea, lunch, snacks and drinks. For enquiries please contact both: Professor Juliet Simpson (Coventry University): juliet.simpson@coventry.ac.uk and dr. Tessel M. Bauduin (University of Amsterdam): t.m.bauduin@uva.nl

Monday, May 08, 2017/Author: Maura Coughlin/Number of views (2985)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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"Art is a powerful canvas for Professor Coughlin" Article

Click here to read Bryant University's recognition of Maura Coughlin's NCSA's 2017 President's Award. Thanks again, Maura, for all you do for our association!

Tuesday, May 02, 2017/Author: Kate Oestreich/Number of views (722)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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