The Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society in America

Please note this year lecture locations may vary.  Be sure to check the listing to see where the lecture will be held.

Also please be aware that due to increased costs, we are asking our members and non-members to pay a nominal fee for lectures.

Members are asked to pay $5 and non-members $10. 

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Emerging Scholars Lecture

May 20

The Victorian Society New York will present young historians (proposal deadline March 10) at its annual “Emerging Scholars” event on May 20. We support scholarship about every aspect of 19th-century and early-20th-century culture, including literature, architecture, theater, fine and decorative art, politics, manufacturing, education, gender roles, reform movements, fashion, and food. Recent topics for emerging scholars have included celluloid collar advertisements, New York brothel furniture and a mining tycoon’s luxurious dinnerware. Current university students or recent graduates will give 15-minute presentations. Deadline for 200-word proposals (preference given to American/New York topics) and CVs is March 10; email to

Wednesday May 20th
6:15 lecture

Sotheby’s Institute of Art
570 Lexington Ave (@ 51st Street)

Tickets can be purchased here


May 20