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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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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).


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GOTHIC MODERNISMS International Conference: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 29-30 June 2017

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

 

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

 

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 (2544)/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!

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NCSA Endorses 1940 Statement of Principles of Academic Freedom and Tenure

NCSA is pleased to announce that our association's name has been added to the official list of those who endorse the 1940 Statement of Principles of Academic Freedom and Tenure, whose "more than 240 endorsers include most of the major disciplinary societies in the United States. The historical strength and continued force of the 1940 Statement have been supported by a great number of institutional and independent studies and by numerous significant legal proceedings." 
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Membership Input Requested

NCSA plans to endorse the 1940 Statement of Principles of Academic Freedom and Tenure at this time; our board welcomes your input on that endorsement. As the invitation to join relayed, “its more than 240 endorsers include most of the major disciplinary societies in the United States. The historical strength and continued force of the 1940 Statement have been supported by a great number of institutional and independent studies and by numerous significant legal proceedings." At a time when American higher education is experiencing new and growing threats to tenure and academic freedom, we would be most pleased to add the Nineteenth Century Studies Association to the official list of endorsers.  

Prompted by recent events particularly, the Board is also seeking your input/comments on the statement (below) your elected Board is considering for our website. Please email any comments you wish to make directly at lxmorrison@unomaha.edu no later than Friday, 7th April. The Board will review your input (our president, Lucy Morrison, will present it anonymously unless you instruct otherwise) and then vote upon whether or not to post the statement to our website and other public arenas.

“The NCSA stands united with scholarly and other associations around the world in our commitment to academic freedom and social equality. We confirm our commitment not to discriminate based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran and/or marital status.”

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