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About CNCS

The Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies is a locus for research in all aspects of the long nineteenth century (from 1760s to present-day neo-Victorianism), drawing from the widest possible range of disciplines and interdisciplinary approaches. We aim to generate new research and collaborative opportunities across the Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences, bridging Durham University and regional, national and international research networks and organisations.
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A group of academics in the conservation room at Burt Hall examining tiles and a plate from the De Morgan foundation


A group of people standing around a table examining tiles and a plate from the De Morgan foundation


Recent events

Women, Craft and the Decorative Arts

On Friday 11 March a group on CNCS and CVAC members had a hands on experience at Burt Hall Northumbria with exquisite artefacts from the De Morgan collection. Led by curator Sarah Hardy the group learned conservation techniques and handled pieces from the De Morgan Foundation. 

Upcoming events

Nineteenth Century Studies and the Global Context: Strategies for Engagement

Wednesday 12 October 2022 - Wednesday 12 October 2022
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Ken Wade Lecture Theatre, Calman Centre, Durham and online via Zoom

Transnational Studies of 19th-Century Japanese and British Science conference

Friday 14 October 2022 - Saturday 15 October 2022
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Holgate Conference Centre Grey College and Online
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If you have any queries, or would like to know more, please get in touch by email or through social media