Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference 2016

Natural and Unnatural Histories

The 2016 Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference will be hosted by Appalachian State University, March 10-13, 2016. The conference theme invites interdisciplinary considerations of nineteenth-century histories and natures, including investigations of the following questions. How do natures, environments, or ecologies interact with histories at different scales—the local, the national, the transnational, or the planetary? What role does the nineteenth century play in the recent idea of an Anthropocene era? How might nineteenth-century natural histories help us to rethink historicism in the present?"

Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to host two keynote talks this year: Kate Flint, "Seaweed," and Elaine Freedgood, "How the Victorian Novel Got Realistic, Reactionary, and Great." Learn more about our keynote speakers, Kate Flint and Elaine Freedgood.

(Image: Wellcome Library, London, 'Monster Soup, commonly called Thames Water', Coloured engraving 1828 By: William Heath)