Nineteenth-Century Studies Research Unit

The iconic Flinders Street railway station, Melbourne, Australia, built between 1900 and 1909.
Photo by Boyloso. Stock photo ID:902002476

Convenor: Dr Paul Watt

The Nineteenth-Century Studies Research Unit is a locus for research in all aspects of the long nineteenth century, from the Age of Revolutions in the late eightenth century to the outbreak of World War I, drawing from the widest possible range of disciplines and interdisciplinary approaches.

The Nineteenth-Century Studies Research Unit at Monash is part of an international consortium of nineteenth-century research centres comprising:

  1. Aarhus University, Denmark
  2. British Association of Victorian Studies
  3. Durham University 
  4. Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies, USA
  5. McGill University
  6. Monash University
  7. Nordic Romantic Studies Association
  8. Université Paris 1 Panthéon–Sorbonne
  9. University of Birmingham
  10. Victoria and Albert Museum.

The Monash arm of the consortium promotes research around four broad themes:

  1. Colonialism and Empire
  2. Religion and Belief
  3. Culture, Literature, and Music
  4. Intellectual Histories, Science and Medicine.

The Unit will identify opportunities for national and international collaborative research, category 1 grants, conferences and postgraduate supervision. Partnerships will be explored with related scholarly societies and conferences.A calendar of events will be published soon.

Inquiries and further information: Dr Paul Watt:

Steering Committee

Dr Paul Watt (Chair)
Associate Professor Julie Kalman (SOPHIS)
Dr Chris Murray (LLCL)
Professor Lynette Russell (Indigenous Studies Centre)
Dr Michelle Smith (LLCL)
Dr Tim Verhoeven (SOPHIS)