The Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society in America

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Due to concerns relating to the spread of COVID-19, the Victorian Society New York will be hosting all lectures online. Please see the events page for info and links to the live lectures. 

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September 2020

Crying the News: A History of America’s Newsboy – With Prof. Vincent DiGirolamo

September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 6:00 PM - 7 PM EDT on Zoom   ABOUT THIS EVENT Join Baruch College history professor Vincent DiGirolamo in a discussion of his award-winning pictorial study of Victorian America’s most omniferent and unshushable creation: the newsboy. DiGirolamo will visually trace the shifting fortunes and influence of these “little merchants” from the rise of the penny press in 1830s New York through the wars, panics, and protests of the 19th century, highlighting how these children—boys and girls,…

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November 2020

Faces of Civil War Nurses – With Ronald S. Coddington

November 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Women's stories of the Civil War told through letters, diaries, pension files, and newspaper and government reports. Wednesday, November 11, 2020 6:00 PM – 7 PM EST on Zoom   ABOUT THIS EVENT During the American Civil War, women on both sides of the conflict, radiating patriotic fervor equal to their male counterparts, contributed to the war effort in countless ways: forming charitable societies, becoming nurses, or even marching off to war as vivandières, unofficial attachés to the regiments. In Faces…

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December 2020

Restless Enterprise: The Art & Life of Eliza Greatorex – With Dr. Katherine Manthorne

December 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 6:00 PM – 7 PM EST on Zoom ABOUT THIS EVENT Once called "the first artist of her sex in America," Eliza Greatorex emigrated from Ireland and went on to document the Hudson Valley, NYC, Colorado, Germany, France, Italy and Morocco in paintings, prints, books and drawings. She did all this while supporting her four children as a single mother and championing the Women's Movement. In this "Year of the Woman," join Dr. Manthorne for this…

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