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February 25, 2008

50 years of The Victorian Society

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This week marks the 50th year of the Victorian Society, which acts to preserve Victorian and Edwardian architecture. Over the years the society has saved buildings such as the Albert Memorial and St Pancras Station in London, Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter, and Liverpool's Albert Dock, as well as running events and promoting public interest in Victorian and Edwardian arts and architecture. More info on the website.

February 14, 2008


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Apart from the obvious, today is also the 10th anniversary of V-Day. V-Day is a global movement to stop violence against women, begun by Eve Ensler in 1998 with the production "The Vagina Monologues". V-Day now organises many campaigns and events across the world, and there will be many more this year to celebrate the 10th anniversary- which is being marked with an event in New Orleans in April. The dates have yet to be announced but there will be events in both Birmingham and Stratford-Upon-Avon in the coming months, as well as many other locations around the country.

February 08, 2008

90 years of the vote

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A couple of days late, but I just came across this interesting collection of pictures from the suffragette movement, marking the 90th anniversary since the right for many women to vote was gained on 6th February 1918.

February 06, 2008

The Novel and its Borders

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The Novel and its Borders

"The Novel and its Borders" Conference is taking place from the 8th-10th July at the University of Aberdeen. My paper, entitled "The Space of the Journey", will consider the borders and boundaries that are involved in the construction of places and spaces, positing the journey in the Victorian novel as a potential medium for transgressing, and re-theorising, the binary oppositions that shape spatial theory. Details of the parallel sessions have yet to be added, but I'm already excited about the plenary speakers that have been announced. Registration is open until 1st March.

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