Environmentalism in the Nineteenth Century

Join us for this free online event exploring the theme of environmentalism through a nineteenth century lens. Please not all times are Central European Time (CET). Extinction, industrialisation, resource extraction, colonial expansion, environmentalism, land reformulation, capitalism — these entangled areas, and their impact on the human and more-than-human world, loomed large in nineteenth-century imaginations across cultures, […]


Inaugural ECR Café: Book Publishing

ECR Café ECR Café, a pioneering initiative started by the Center for Nineteenth-Century Studies International, brings scholars and early career researchers together in conversation – learning, discussing, and exploring the limits of knowledge. The first ECR Café highlights leading figures in the world of academic and research-driven publishing to discuss their experiences in the print […]


Online Workshop: Monsters in the Nineteenth Century


With the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818), Richard Marsh’s The Beetle (1897), and Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897), monsters became a staple of nineteenth-century literature. But their hold on the nineteenth-century imagination runs far deeper. Gargoyles and grotesques adorn the exteriors of neo-Gothic churches; experiments with blood transfusion elicit fears of monstrous hybrids; in 1885, […]


Conference: Occultism and Popular Culture in Europe

Occultism and Popular Culture in Europe Date:  22 November to 23 November 2023 Location: Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies, University of Copenhagen There has been a long cultural fascination with the macabre, horrific, and downright creepy across European society. From the early popular novels of writers such as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818), and […]