BAVS Annual Conference on "Victorian Sustainability" opens for registration

The British Association for Victorian Studies has opened (from 15 June) registration for its annual conference.

This year it is on “Victorian Sustainability” and will be held at the University of Kent in Canterbury from 4 to 6 September 2014.
As their call for papers explained:

From emerging ideas about the perils of environmental degradation to the establishment of the National Trust, the concept of sustainability began to take on a new importance in the Victorian period that remains relevant in 21st-century modernity.

Full registration is £285 and student registration is £215.

This price includes access to the conference on all three days, lunch and refreshments on each day, 2 nights accommodation on Thursday and Friday, evening meal on Thursday 4th September and the conference dinner on Friday 5th September.

Visit the BAVS Annual Conference registration site to book your place.


SYMPOSIUM in Oxford: What is a Letter? An Interdisciplinary Approach, 2 to 4 July 2014

Registration for the interdisciplinary symposium on “What is a Letter?” is now open. It will be taking place at St Edmund’s Hall, University of Oxford between 2 and 4 July 2014. The blurb describes it as this:

The symposium ‘What is a letter? An interdisciplinary approach’ will bring together experts on letter writing from a diverse range of disciplines (including literary and cultural studies in a number of modern languages, linguistics, editorial studies, sociology, and history), countries (including Austria, Britain, and Germany), and institutions (including universities, museums, and libraries).