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? MVSA 2018 will feature papers and panels on the subject of Victorian health and wellness. Click the following link to register, or view the draft program.
For the fifth year, MVSA's conference will include seminars open to graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars on subjects related to the conference theme. Seminar participants pre-circulate 5-7 page papers and discussion is led by senior scholars in the field. This year's topics are "Alternative Approaches to Health and Wellness," led by Anne Stiles; "Health and Environment in the Nineteenth-Century British World," led by Christopher Ferguson; and "In Sickness and in Health: Representing Victorian Illness," led by Carolyn Day.