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Last Seen: Newspaper Ads Documenting the Long Search for Families Separated by the Slave Trade

Free Cross-Promoted Lecture at the Jefferson Market Library: Register for this event here. This will be an in-person lecture held at: Jefferson Market Library425 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10011 In the years after emancipation (1865), formerly enslaved Americans took out newspaper ads by the thousands, looking for family members and other loved […]

Alice Dunbar-Nelson: A Respectable Activist in the Late Victorian Age

Dr. Tara Green discusses Alice Dunbar-Nelson's early years in New Orleans and Brooklyn from her new book Register for this Online Lecture Here By the time Alice Dunbar-Nelson published her first volume of fiction and poems in 1895, she had begun her career as an English teacher and respectable activist. It was also in that […]

Call for Proposals: Emerging Scholars 2023 Event – Submissions Deadline

Submissions Deadline March 10th, 2023 Event will be held evening of May 10th, 2023 in NYC, 6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. The Victorian Society New York invites university student historians and recent graduates to submit proposals by March 10 for its annual "Emerging Scholars" evening event on May 10, 2023. The nonprofit VSNY (, founded in […]

Margot Gayle Fund – Application Deadline

The Margot Gayle Fund for the Preservation of Victorian Heritage was established in 2003 to honor Margot Gayle (1908-2008), an eminent preservationist who was one of the founders of the Victorian Society in America. The Victorian Society New York (officially known as the New York Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society in America) regularly awards […]

Save the Date! – Emerging Scholars 2023 Event

The Victorian Society's Emerging Scholars Event will be on May 10th, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM (in person if global health conditions permit, otherwise via Zoom). VSNY will bring in three current students or recent grads to each give a 20-minute presentation and then field questions.  Stay tuned for more details about the presenters! See […]