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Through biennial world congresses, international symposia, 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. Our congresses and symposia rotate by continent and region to help ensure that scholars from around the world have an opportunity to participate in our events in person. Rotation also allows us to highlight global nineteenth-century studies scholarship in every region. Whenever possible, the SGNCS will continue to offer virtual access to attendees. 


Nineteenth century global cities:
An International Symposium

The Society for Global Nineteenth-Century Studies will be holding a symposium on nineteenth-century global cities in conjunction with TELEMMe (Temps, espaces, langages, Europe méridionale, Méditerranée) and the Institut de recherches asiatiques at Aix-Marseille University, Schuman campus. The symposium will include online and in-person components. 

The dates are 6-8 June 2024. 

Image by Masrur Rahman

World Congress2025

The Society for Global Nineteenth-Century Studies will be holding its second world congress in 2025 at the Gulf University for Science and Technology, Global Studies Center

Future World Congresses

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)

June 2023

Inaugural World Congress in Singapore, 19-22 June. Learn more

The arrival of Mahmal at an Oasis Georg
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