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14th December
17:30 to 18:45
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Winter in the Long Nineteenth Century

14th December 17:30 to 18:45
Since their first symposium in June 2021, this online Seminar Series has offered a fabulous platform for PGRs/ECRs to share their research and for students from all disciplines to learn more about the long nineteenth century.

The MMU PGR/ECR Long Nineteenth Century Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series is organised by Postgraduate students at Manchester Met and are aimed at fostering inter-institutional and multi-faculty networking.

Seminars are held on the third/last Thursday of every month, with two or three speakers presenting their research around a similar theme or topic related to the long nineteenth century.

This seminar will focus on winter in the Long Nineteenth Century and will feature the following presentations:

Jemma Stewart

Two ‘black marks on the hill-side’: the old, gnarled holly trees of Elizabeth Gaskell’s ‘The Old Nurse’s Story’ (1852) 

Grace Marks

Festivities and Friendship: Winter Illustrations in Ally Sloper’s Half-Holiday.

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In A Nutshell...

  • Engage online...a Teams-based opportunity
  • Network...with other students and early-career researchers
  • Explore... different areas of the long nineteenth century
  • Discuss...ideas and developments from your own studies
  • Earn up to 5 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


  • personal_video 17:30 to 18:45 on 14/12/23 - Takes place online
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