Welcome to BARS

The British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS) was set up in 1989 by academics to promote the study of the cultural history of the Romantic period. Since then, BARS has organised biennial International Conferences at various locations across the UK, has published the BARS Bulletin and Review twice-yearly, and currently has more than 400 members.

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Resources and Links

The following list contains links to sites of interest to Romanticists, including major journals, societies, digital projects and online archives

On the BARS site, there are also separate pages listing Centres for Romanticism and relevant Masters programmes.

If you spot any errors on these lists, or know of other sites you think should be added, please contact the Website Editor.


18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Association (BWWA)

Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: a Visual Record

BARS Mailbase Archives

Bentham Project (UCL)

Blake Archive

Blake Society

British Association for Victorian Studies

British Library

British Library - Discovering Literature: Romantics and Victorians

British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

British Society for the History of Science

Burney Society (UK)

Byron Society

Byron Society of America

Byron's Correspondence and other items: online edition by Peter Cochran (approx. 1600 letters)

Carlyle Letters Online

Charles Lamb Society

Common-Place (American Studies)

Corvey Project

Digital Wordsworth (From Goslar to Grasmere, William Wordsworth: Electronic Manuscripts)

English (OUP Journal)

Essays in Romanticism (formerly Prism(s)

European Romantic Review (NASSR's journal)

Fashionable Diseases Project

Friends of Coleridge

German Society for English Romanticism

Images of Napoleon and British Fears of Invasion, 1789 - 1815 ( Prints from the Curzon Collection)

International Byron Society

International Conference on Romanticism

International Gothic Association

Jackson Bibliography of Romantic Poetry, by J.R. de J. Jackson

Jane Austen Centre, Bath

James Hogg Research Project (University of Stirling)

Japanese Association of English Romanticism

John Clare Cottage

John Clare Page

John Clare Society

John Thelwall Society

The Journal of John Waldie: Theatre Commentaries, 1799-1830

Keats-Shelley Association of America

Keats-Shelley Memorial Association

Labouring-Class Writers Project (NTU)

Lady Caroline Lamb Website

Literature Compass

London-Paris Romanticism Seminar

Maria Graham Project (NTU)

Michael Gamer's Resource Page

Modern Language Association Directory of Periodicals (searchable by MLA Members)

New College, Hackney (1786-96): A Selection of Printed and Archival Sources

Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship (NINES)

Nineteenth-Century British Literary Annuals: Exhibition of materials from the University of Toronto

Nineteenth Century Studies Association

Nineteenth-Century Contexts

North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR)

The Reading Experience Database 1450-1945 (RED)

The Reception of British and Irish Authors in Europe

Research into Amateur Performance and Private Theatricals (RAPPT)

Romantic Circles

Romantic-Era Songs

Romantic London

Romantic Studies Association of Australasia

Romantic Textualities

Romanticism (journal)

Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net (RaVoN)

Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland

STAR Project - Scotland's Transatlantic Relations

Studies in Romanticism

Thomas Chatterton Society

Voice of the Shuttle - Romanticism section

Walter Scott Digital Archive

William Gilbert Website

William Godwin's Diary

Wordsworth Circle

Wordsworth-Coleridge Association

Wordsworth Conference Foundation

The Wordsworth Trust

Wordsworth Variorum Archive