Welcome to the Victorian Diversities resource page. Created following our online roundtable event Diversifying Victorian Studies: From Theory to Method, held on 12 April 2022, this page is designed as a one-stop shop for anyone interested in expanding, widening and ‘undisciplining’ their nineteenth-century teaching and research.
Please do browse and enjoy. If you have a suggestion of a project, teaching resource site or digital archive that isn’t included on here please email Dr. Lara Atkin (L.E.Atkin@kent.ac.uk).
Diversifying Victorian Studies: From Theory to Method, 12 April 2022
Speakers: Lara Atkin (University of Kent), Éadaoin Agnew (Kingston University), Ryan Fong (Kalamazoo University), Chloe Osborne (Royal Holloway University of London), Emma Barnes (University of Salford), Kaori Nagai (University of Kent)
Gallon, Kim. The Black Press Research Collective. Teaching resources, research fellowships and a links to a broad range of digitised archives covering the African-American press, contemporary and historical.
Legacies of British Slavery. Landmark project by University College London researchers led by Prof. Catherine Hall which includes a database of all the individuals who received compensation from the British state for their loss of property after the abolition of slavery. Also includes teaching resources and projects on the legacies of British slavery in the Caribbean more broadly.
Hayward, Jennifer and Michelle Prain Brice The Anglophone Chile project includes digital surrogates of many anglophone newspapers published in Chile.
Centre for Curating the Archive, University of Cape Town. The Digital Bleek and Lloyd. Notebooks, drawings, stories by Khoisan people collected by Wilhelm Bleek and Lucy Lloyd. Notes on the Indigenous contributors also included.
Wisnicki, Adrian S., and Megan Ward, eds. Livingstone Online. New version, second edition. College Park, MD: University of Maryland Libraries, 2017.
Wisnicki, Adrian S., ed. One More Voice. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska-Lincoln. New dawn edition, 2021-22.
Australasia and the Pacific:
The Papers Past archive of Maori and English newspapers published by the National Library of New Zealand also has great nineteenth-century coverage.
The ERC-funded SouthHem archive of library and book catalogue from the Australian, New Zealand and southern African British settler colonies, 1780-1870 is a terrific resource for anyone interested in book history. Project led by Prof. Porscha Fermanis and based at University College Dublin.