[Plan for] The Progress of Civilisation on the pediment of the British Museum. [Click on the images for more information.]
Historians working in the cultural mode .... are just entering a remarkable new phase when the other human sciences (including especially literary studies but also anthropology and sociology) are discovering us anew. The very use of the term new historicism in literary studies, for example, shows this development. The emphasis on representation in literature, art history, anthropology, and sociology has caused more and more of our counterparts to be concerned with the historical webs in which their objects of study are caught. — Lynn Hunt, p. 22
[T]he cultural historian gets to parts of the past that other historians cannot reach. The emphasis on whole "cultures" offers a remedy for the current fragmentation of the discipline into specialists on the history of population, diplomacy, women, ideas, business, warfare and so on. — Peter Burke, pp. 1-2
Victorians on the world stage
- The British empire (sitemap)
- Edward W. Said's "Liminal Intellectual"
- Cultural Imperialism or Rescue? The British [in India] and Suttee
- England and Italy: Cultural Exchange and Cross-Cultural Encounters, c.1840–c.1920
Cultural history at home
- Social history (sitemap)
- Caryle's Cultural Criticism in "Signs of the Times"
- Ruskin the Interpreter of Society
- Matthew Arnold's Culture and Anarchy (sitemap)
- Religion (sitemap)
- The Cultural Influence of Methodism
- Religion as the Key to Culture: An Arnoldian Interpretation of Victorian Texts
- Liberalism and Culture Shock in the Victorian Age
- [Review of] Laura Whelan's Class, Culture and Suburban Anxieties in the Victorian Era
- Victorian occupations: life and labour
- The Art and Culture of Victorian Mourning (sitemap)
- England as the "European Center for Suicide"
- [Review of] Joseph Bizup's Manufacturing Culture: Vindications of Early Victorian Industry
- The Industrial Revolution and Victorian Culture: Selected Bibliography
Cultural history and institutions
- Education in Victorian England (sitemap)
- London Cultural Institutions illustrated in the Victorian Web (sitemap)
- “These all-male enclaves”: A Review of Barbara Black's A Room of His Own
- [Review of] Amy Milne-Smith's London Clubland: A Cultural History of Gender and Class in Late-Victorian Britain
- Material Culture as Society Informant: Prisons in Charles Dickens's Little Dorrit
- [Review of] Cathrine O. Frank's Law, Literature, and the Transmission of Culture in England, 1837-1925
- The Social and Cultural Significance of Victorian Heraldry
- Music Hall: Regulations and Behaviour in a British Cultural Institution
Cultural history and the arts
- Authors discussed in the Victorian Web (sitemap)
- George MacDonald's "The Imagination: Its function and Its Culture"
- [Review of] The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Medievalism, edited by Joanne Parker and Corinna Wagner
- Print and Print Culture in the Victorian Age (sitemap)
- “Bite-sized chunks of culture”: How Anthologies reshaped Victorian ideas of Romantic poetry
- [Review of] Richard Cronin's Paper Pellets: British Literary Culture After Waterloo
- "[Review of] Meredith Martin's The Rise and Fall of Meter: Poetry and English National Culture, 1860-1930
- [Review of] Clara Dawson's Victorian Poetry and the Culture of Evaluation
- Victorian architects and architecture (sitemap)
- Victorian Doubt, Victorian Architecture, and the Battle of Styles
- Garden Suburbs: Architecture, Landscape and Modernity 1880-1940
- Decorative arts in Victorian times (sitemap)
- Victorian painting (sitemap)
- British and European Aesthetes, Decadents and Symbolists (sitemap)
- Aubrey Beardsley, The Pre-Raphaelites, and Victorian Culture
- "Perils of Aesthetic Culture." From English Society (sketched by George du Maurier)
- The Acculturation of Jews and Their Participation in English Musical Culture
- Cultural Assimilation (in music, especially Afro-American)
- Cultural Assimilation: Celts (in music)
- Popular entertainment (sitemap)
Cultural History and the Sciences
- Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution and the Intellectual Ferment of the Mid- and Late Victorian Periods
- Public Heealth in Nineteenth-Century Britain
- Victorian sciences and pseudo-sciences of mind
- Victorian Cryptozoology: The Great Sea-Serpent and its Cultural Representations
Burke, Peter. Introduction. What is Cultural History? 3rd ed. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2019. 1-6.
Gosse, Philip Henry. The Romance of Natural History. London: Nisbet, 1863.
Hunt, Lynn. Introduction. The New Cultural History. Ed. Hunt. Berkley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1989. 1-22.
Lyons, Sherrie LynneSpecies, Serpents, Spirits, and Skulls. New York: State University of New York Press, 2009.
Created 27 June 2021