Gladstone Postgraduate Colloquium for Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century

The AHRC North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership in collaboration with Gladstone’s library is pleased to announce The Gladstone Postgraduate Colloquium.

25th-26th September 2016
Gladstone’s Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, CH5 3DF

This two-day event aims to bring together postgraduates in nineteenth-century studies from across different disciplines and across the North West region, for discussion, professional and archival training, and an opportunity to present early-stage research in a supportive and relaxed environment. Taking place in the beautiful surroundings of Gladstone’s Library, which holds one of the UK’s key collections in history, religious studies, literature and culture in the nineteenth century, the Colloquium offers postgraduates in the long nineteenth century an opportunity to develop their archival research skills, gain experience in presenting their research, and participate in discussion groups relating to wider issues relating to nineteenth-century research and teaching; all with other postgraduates in cognate disciplines from different institutions in a very convivial setting.

The event will comprise sessions in which doctoral students present either full papers, or possibly something less formal in order to ‘try out’ ideas and present their work to other interested postgraduates; a short archival skills task involving use of the Gladstone collection; and a discussion group with academics and postgraduates relating to skills in pedagogy in nineteenth-century studies. Part of the point of this event is that postgraduates in the long nineteenth century should foster intellectual relationships with each other across institutions, so there’ll be plenty of time for informal chat too.
The Colloquium will run from 2pm on Sunday 25th September, until 5pm on Monday 26th September. All postgraduates working on the nineteenth century whether in English, History, Cultural Studies, Art, Religious Studies, or any other cognate discipline, are welcome. There are 24 residential places available (although students who wish to attend sessions simply on a come-along-on-the-day basis are also very welcome). The cost of accommodation is covered by the NWCDTP and Gladstone’s Library, and includes Sunday dinner, Monday breakfast, and Monday lunch.. Tea/coffee/refreshments are at attendees’ own expense, but that’s the only thing that is – all you have to do is come along. There are also 4 residential places available for academic staff attendees from participating institutions.

If you’re interested in presenting your work (which guarantees you a place), or simply in attending and meeting some like-minded people (first-come, first-served), please email Dr Matthew Bradley (
Deadline for expressions of interest in presenting: 2nd September 2016
Deadline for expressions of interest in attending: 16th September 2016


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