IES 19c seminar: 1869 Roundtable, Feb 1



1869 Roundtable

Friday 1 February, 18.00–20.00

King’s College London (Bush House, South East Wing, Room 2.09)

This event throws together four different artefacts from 1869 facilitating a conversation about how they exemplify or depart from their familial discourses or genres, connect with or rub up against each other.  Four Victorianists will introduce and contextualise a particular artefact after which there will be a general discussion with questions and comments from the floor. You are invited to all come prepared with other 1869 artefacts to bring into the mix alongside the core quartet.


Dr Matt Kerr (Southampton)

Photograph of Hyalonema lusitanicum [1869], from Charles Wyville Thomson’s The Depths of the Sea (1873).

Professor Cathy Waters (Kent)

William Howard Russell’s reports, ‘The Inauguration of the Suez Canal’, for the Times, 7 December 1869.

Dr Helen Goodman (Bath Spa)

Anthony Trollope, He Knew he was Right (particularly monthly number TBA).

Dr Flora Willson (KCL):

Richard Wagner, Das Rheingold [link]

PLEASE NOTE: Because of the current boycott of Senate House, which the London Nineteenth-Century Seminar will be observing – – we have relocated this seminar to King’s College London’s Bush House (SE) 2.09.


Entrance to Bush House (South East Wing) is via the north side of Strand. Google map here.  King’s Campus map here.


Best wishes,

Brian & Matt

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