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Through biennial world congresses, regional events, and online programming, the Society brings together a community of scholars, students, and other persons who study or teach the long nineteenth century

Upcoming Events

  • Inaugural World Congress 2023
    Mon, 19 Jun
    Join us in Singapore for the Society's first World Congress on the theme of Comparative Empire: Conflict, Competition, and Cooperation, 1750-1914. Learn more at

World Congresses


19-23 June 2023

Please visit the congress website for more information


Kuwait 2025

Global Studies Center at Gulf University for Science and Technology

Chile 2027

Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago

Vienna 2029

University of Vienna


Previous Events

March 2022

In Conversation series: Isabel Hofmeyr (University of the Witwatersrand), author of Dockside Reading: Hydrocolonialism and the Custom House, in conversation with Stephanie Newell (Yale University)


May 2022

First issue launch reception at the annual British Women Writer's Conference in Waco, Texas

June 2022

In Conversation series: Porscha Fermanis and Sarah Comyn (UC Dublin), editors of Worlding the South: Nineteenth-Century Literary Culture and the Southern Settler Colonies, in conversation with Robert Aguirre (James Madison University)


September 2022

In Conversation series: Moon-Ho Jung (University of Washington), author of Menace to Empire: Anticolonial Solidarities and the Transpacific Origins of the US Security State, in conversation with Julie Greene (University of Maryland) 

November 2022

"The Global / Oceanic / Nineteenth Century": An International Symposium, held in-person and online, with synchronous panels in Australia and Hong Kong

December 2022

In Conversation series: Daniel Foliard (Université de Paris), author of The Violence of Colonial Photography, in conversation with Susie Protschky (Deakin University)

The arrival of Mahmal at an Oasis Georg
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