CNCSI is the organic evolution of the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies (CNCS), founded at Durham University in 2013 by Prof. Bennett Zon. CNCS is a thriving research centre, including postgraduates, postdoctoral fellows and academic staff at all career levels. It represents five universities: Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria, Teesside and Sunderland, and comprises roughly 200 national and international individuals and institutions. Since 2015 it has attracted many Northern Bridge PhD students and postdoctoral fellows (Addison Wheeler, British Academy, Fulbright, Leverhulme, Marie Curie, Newton), and has hosted numerous large and small project grants from the AHRC, ESRC and elsewhere. More recently CNCS hosted the £1 million AHRC grant ‘Jewish’ Country Houses: Objects, Networks, People (Tom Stammers, CNCS Associate Director, 2019-23).
CNCSI was born in the image of CNCS, in 2018, at a CNCS meeting of leaders of 35 international research centres, institutes, professional societies, and independent research organisations.
That meeting proved what many scholars had thought – that despite the existence of many nineteenth-century organisations all over the world, collectively they:
Since then, CNCSI has grown exponentially, both in number and type of organisation, and a second revised and expanded MoU is currently being prepared to include
CNCSI is administered by the Director, Associate Directors and an Advisory Board which includes ex officio members.
Details of the current office holders (from 2021) are detailed in the table below:
Our Ex Officio Members are listed below:
Slavic-Eurasian Research Center University of Hokkaido, Japan
La Trobe University
National Chengchi University Taipei, Taiwan
Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies