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The British Association for Victorian Studies Annual Conference

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Dalhousie Building

75 Old Hawkhill

Dundee

DD1 5EN

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VICTORIAN RENEWALS
Dundee’s Victorian heritage and influence is visible throughout the city, but our plenary theme also celebrates the ongoing renewals and renovations of this heritage, most notably embodied in the £1bn renewal of the waterfront and its flagship building, the V&A Museum of Design. Dundee is an easily walkable city, and attractions for Victorianists also include the McManus Gallery and Museum, Verdant Works (the Jute Museum), HMS Unicorn, and the rich research materials held by Dundee Central Library and Dundee City Archives. It has a thriving arts and creative scene and there are numerous entertainment and eating and drinking venues within a short walk of the conference location. See SeeDundee for tips and discounts.

Our conference programme comprises parallel panels of speakers from around the world, working in a variety of disciplines, plus careers workshops and plenary talks and roundtables. All of the daytime events will take place in the Dalhousie Building.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Confirmed keynote speakers include Prof. Jo McDonagh, University of Chicago; Prof. Heather Shore, Leeds Beckett; and Prof. Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, Ryerson University, Toronto. The opening day will feature a plenary roundtable on ‘Scotland and Victorian Studies’, with Prof. Gerry Carruthers, Prof. Penny Fielding, Prof. Aileen Fyfe and Prof. Murdo Macdonald.

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REGISTRATION
Your ticket includes (1) conference fee; (2) all food and drink during the day; (3) conference bags; and (4) some wee extra gifts. There are also optional extras, which are FREE (a civic reception at City Chambers; drinks reception at Verdant Works; conference dinner at Chamber East; and more). To qualify for the reduced fee you must register before 1st August 2019. Registration after that date will only be available at the higher rate. The registration desk at the conference will open at 8am on 28th August, ahead of the opening session at 9am. "Pre-registration" the day before will also be available on demand (contact bavs2019@dundee.ac.uk).

Conference bursaries are available for Postgraduate and Early Career Scholars (an application form is available upon request).

OPTIONAL EXTRAS
On the registration page, under "Additional Items", you will see three evening events to add to the cart (after you've clicked on the Checkout button): (1) Civic Reception (27th August, 6.30pm; FREE). Taking place at City Chambers, this pre-conference civic reception includes drinks and welcome speeches. Spaces are strictly limited. (2) Verdant Works (28th August, 7pm; FREE). Taking place at Scotland's jute museum, this exclusive reception includes drinks and speeches. (3) Conference Dinner (29th August, 8pm; FREE). This sit-down dinner takes place at Chamber East, behind The McManus Art Gallery and Museum. Ticket includes a three-course meal, teas and coffees. A fully licensed cash bar is also available. Scott Gardiner will be singing nineteenth-century Scottish ballads. At each event we reserve the right to refuse access to non-delegates.

Please note: you must book your own own travel and accommodation for the conference. Discounts are available on our conference website, in association with Dundee & Angus Convention Bureau.

The city is readily accessible by train from either the West Coast (Glasgow - c.1.5 hours to Dundee) or East Coast (Edinburgh – roughly 1hr from Dundee) main lines. It is also accessible by bus or train from Edinburgh or Glasgow airports, which are served by most major airlines, and limited flights are available from London Stansted to Dundee Airport (Loganair) around the conference dates. A conference discount of 30% applies to Stansted-Dundee flights from 27th-30th August (see the conference website for details).

BONUS TOURS - EDINBURGH
We are offering two additional excursions for delegates in the beautiful old town of Edinburgh on the evening of Friday 30th Friday. Both of these are unique and fun glimpses into Edinburgh's past.They are both one hour long and start at 8pm, so you will have to choose one. These tours have been popular with other conference delegates in the past and will be a great way of exploring another Scottish city. Some additional info is available by following the link below. The tours will be followed by optional drinks at an old town pub. We hope to see many of you there!

Book your ticket online by 15th August (limited numbers available so don't miss out!) here

CONTACT DETAILS
For further information or any conference queries contact bavs2019@dundee.ac.uk, or contact lead organisers Prof Kirstie Blair (kirstie.blair@strath.ac.uk) or Dr Daniel Cook (d.p.cook@dundee.ac.uk). Follow us on Twitter @BAVS2019 and use the hashtag #bavs2019.

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Dalhousie Building

75 Old Hawkhill

Dundee

DD1 5EN

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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