Conferences & Symposia

Ecology and Religion in Nineteenth Century Studies
Ecology and Religion in Nineteenth Century Studies is a flightless, multi-site conference (Sept. 18-21, 2019) that invites interdisciplinary attention to confluences between environmental and religious perspectives and practices in the long Anglophone nineteenth century (1780-1900).

Rhyme and Reform: Victorian Working Class Poets & Elizabeth Barrett Browning's The Cry of the Children
The Armstrong Browning Library at Baylor University, the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, and the University of Manchester in England proudly present “Rhyme and Reform” (October 4-5, 2018) — a multi-site, digitally-networked symposium and series of events about Victorian portrayals of industrial labor in verse and narrative. “Rhyme and Reform” marks the 175th anniversary of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s poem “The Cry of the Children,” which protested the abuse of child workers in British mines and factories. This symposium places Browning’s poem and representations of labor by Victorian working-class authors in critical conversation through presentations, performances of laboring-class balladry, interactive workshops, and a combination of physical and digital exhibitions.