The North American British Music Studies Association

The North American British Music Studies Association

CFP: Midwest Victorian Studies: Victorian Health and Wellness

Midwest Victorian Studies Conference

CFP – Victorian Health and Wellness

Saint Louis University

April 20-22, 2018


What did it mean to be healthy in nineteenth-century Britain and its empire? What practices and policies shaped soundness of body, mind, and spirit? Just how well (or unwell) were the Victorians? The Program Committee for the 2018 MVSA conference invites proposals for papers and panels on the subject of Victorian health and wellness. Submissions are welcome from scholars working in art history, musicology, history, science, philosophy, theater, literature, and other fields of scholarly endeavor. We encourage proposals that will contribute to cross-disciplinary discussion, which is a special feature of MVSA conferences.


The Jane Stedman Plenary Speaker will be Dr. Carolyn Day of the Department of History at Furman University. Professor Day is an expert on perceptions and experiences of disease in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century England, and is the author of Consumptive Chic: A History of Beauty, Fashion, and Disease.


The 2018 conference will feature seminars led by Dr. Carolyn Day, Dr. Christopher Ferguson, and Dr. Anne Stiles.


More information can be found on the conference CFP (deadline Sept 30th), the seminar CFP  (deadline Oct 31st), and the MVSA website.