Nineteenth-Century Matters Public Engagement Training Day

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Please see below for details of the public engagement training day being organised at Chawton House by the inaugural BARS/BAVS Nineteenth-Century Matters Fellow, Dr Catherine Paula Han, who gives more details about the initiative here.

Nineteenth-Century Matters: Public Engagement Training Day

28 January, 2017


Are you a postgraduate or early career researcher working on the long nineteenth century? Are you interested in turning your research into public engagement? Want to network with likeminded individuals across humanities disciplines? If so, you will have the opportunity to learn new skills and develop ideas for future collaborations at this training day, which is hosted in the atmospheric Chawton House Library and draws together funders, academics, and heritage professionals.

The day will comprise a keynote address about funding and public engagement delivered by Mark Llewellyn, the Director of Research for the AHRC, a panel of speakers presenting case studies of successful public engagement projects, and a workshop in which participants can discuss and evolve their own ideas.

Keynote Speaker:

Mark Llewellyn (Arts and Humanities Research Council)


Gillian Dow (Chawton House Library and the University of Southampton)

Mary Guyatt (Jane Austen’s House Museum)

Holly Furneaux (Cardiff University and the National Army Museum)


This training day is sponsored by the British Association of Romantic Studies and the British Association of Victorian Studies and is an outcome of their joint Nineteenth-Century Matters fellowship. The fellowship is an initiative to support postdoctoral researchers without institutional affiliation or permanent academic employment. In recognition of such researchers’ precariousness, BARS and BAVS will pay the fees for a number of ECRs in this position to attend the day.

To register, please fill out a registration form (download here: c19matters-registration-form), and return it to Catherine Paula Han: by 15 December, 2016.

Fee waivers are distributed on a first-come, first- served basis. Registration for all others: £35 (lunch included). Payment details are on the registration form.