Victorian Studies

NINES (Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship) – a scholarly organization devoted to forging links between the material archive of the nineteenth century and the digital research environment of the twenty-first. Our activities are driven by three primary goals:

  • to serve as a peer-reviewing body for digital work in the long 19th-century (1770-1920), British and American;
  • to support scholars’ priorities and best practices in the creation of digital research materials;
  • to develop software tools for new and traditional forms of research and critical analysis.

Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (NCSE) – a free, online scholarly edition of six nineteenth-century periodicals and newspapers. It is a collaboration between Birkbeck, University of London, King’s College London (Centre for Computing in the Humanities and the Department of English), the British Library, and Olive Software. The edition is intended to be of use for anybody with an interest in nineteenth-century literature, history or culture, as well as those interested in the history of the press, or print culture more broadly. It combines easy to use browse functions with advanced searching of the content and the metadata.

Dickens Journals Online (University of Buckingham):

Journal of Victorian Culture Online

Victorian Network – an MLA-indexed online journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best work in Victorian Studies by postgraduate students and early career academics. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the journal is guest-edited by established scholars in the field and peer-reviewed by doctoral students. Themed issues are published bi-annually.

The Victorian Web

The Victorian Wire

The Yellow Nineties Online – Dedicated to the study of The Yellow Book and other aesthetic periodicals that flourished in Great Britain in the 1890s, our site offers three inter-related resources. First, we publish digitized facsimile editions of a select collection of periodicals. At present, these include The Yellow Book and The Pagan Review. Second, we provide a rich historical archive of paratextual materials related to the production and reception of these periodicals. And third, we publish peer-reviewed scholarship: biographies of the writers, authors, publishers, and others associated with the period; scholarly introductions and commentary; and essays on our process of building the site and encoding its digital objects. All documents are marked-up and fully searchable.

Victorian Geek (blog by Catherine Pope)    

History of Science and Medical Humanities

Asylum Science (Psychiatry, pathology, and the laboratory, from the nineteenth century to the present day):

The History of Emotions blog (Queen Mary, University of London):

Bethlem Blog (Bethlem Royal Hospital Achives and Museum):

Nineteenth-Century Disability: Culture and Contexts:  an interdisciplinary collection of primary texts and images on physical and cognitive disability in the long nineteenth century (c. 1780 to 1914).  Its primary goal is to immerse users in the cultures and concepts that shaped embodied experience in the nineteenth century.

Disability Studies Network (University of Glasgow):

Wellcome Images:

The Lancet (past issues back to 1820):

The British Society for Literature and Science:

Gender and Masculinity Studies

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (JMMS) – an online, scholarly, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal. JMMS is published twice a year with provision for other special editions. JMMS seeks to be as inclusive as possible in its area of inquiry.

and beyond…

Old Bailey Online – A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London’s central criminal court. The collection currently covers the period 1674-1913.

English Research Forum (Royal Holloway, University of London):

Humanities and Arts Research Centure (HARC, Royal Holloway, University of London):


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