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12 October 2022 - 12 October 2022

4:00PM - 6:00PM

Ken Wade Lecture Theatre, Calman Centre, Durham and online via Zoom

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Join us at the CNCS Welcome Event 2022 with keynote from Professor Bernard Lightman

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Nineteenth Century Studies and the Global Context:
Strategies for Engagement

Bernard Lightman will discuss various strategies for nineteenth century studies scholars to begin to work on linking interdisciplinary research to understanding the rapidly changing global context of the period.  He will explore how undertaking research that moves out from a specific geographical region into a transnational or global context has the potential to transform the way we do our work, and how we think about nineteenth century studies as a field of study.

About the speaker

Bernard Lightman is Distinguished Research Professor in the Humanities Department at York University, and Past President of the History of Science Society.  Lightman’s research focuses on the cultural history of Victorian science.  Among his most recent publications are the edited collections Rethinking History, Science and Religion, Science Periodicals in Nineteenth Century Britain (co-edited with Gowan Dawson, Sally Shuttleworth, and Jonathan Topham), and Identity in a Secular Age (co-edited with Fern Elsdon-Baker).  He is currently working on a book on science, religion, and Victorian periodicals, and is one of the general editors of the John Tyndall Correspondence Project, an international collaborative effort to obtain, digitalize, transcribe, and publish all surviving letters to and from Tyndall.  He is also editor of the book series “Science and Nineteenth Century Culture,” which, like the Tyndall Correspondence, is published by the University of Pittsburgh Press.


16:00 Welcome and Introduction to CNCS and CNCSI

16:30 Keynote -Professor Bernard Lightman

17:00 Responses

17:30 Discussion 

18:00 Wine Reception






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