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The Victorians Institute is an organization of scholars and students centered in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the USA.


The Victorians Institute sponsors an annual conference and publishes the Victorians Institute Journal, an award-winning, refereed scholarly annual that publishes articles, reviews and newly edited texts of interest to Victorianists.

2017 Conference

October 13-14

Victorian Recovery

Furman University, Greenville SC

Keynote Speaker: Pamela Gilbert

Deadline for paper proposals is 2 June, 2017

Call for Papers

Conference Website



2016 Conference

October 14-15

Victorian Steam

North Carolina State University, Raleigh

Keynote Speaker: Alison Byerly

Deadline for paper proposals is 29 April, 2016

Program (final)




2015 Conference

Victorian Work & Labor

Keynote Speaker: Susan Fraiman

2 - 3 October 2015

The 42rd Meeting of the Victorians Institute
Spartanburg, South Carolina
hosted by Converse College

Program (final)


VIJ and NINES

Texts at the VIJ Annex

Victorians Institute Journal features an annex of its long-standing "Texts" section in the NINES environment, which will include edited works from the Victorian archive published in the print journal, as well as newly edited texts featured both in print and in expanded form through NINES.



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