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Event: Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies Seminar at Leeds Trinity University (7/4/2016)

leedstrinityMonday 4th July 2016
Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies Seminar
South Room (AG21), Leeds Trinity University


Roundtable discussion on ‘Victorian history-writing practices’

with Ian Hesketh (University of Queensland), Barbara Gribling (Durham University), Geoffrey Belknap (University of Leicester), Efram Sera-Shriar (Leeds Trinity University), Rosemary Mitchell (Leeds Trinity University), Helen Kingstone (Leeds Trinity University), and others


Presentation and Q&A

Ian Hesketh (University of Queensland)

‘Victorian Jesus: Imagining the Anonymous Author of Ecce Homo (1865)’


Meal at a local restaurant

Dr Ian Hesketh, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (University of Queensland, Australia), researches the relationship between history, science, and religion in nineteenth-century Britain. In this talk, he will be showcasing a controversy that hit Victorian literary society in the 1860s: the publication of an essay depicting Christ as human rather than divine, and as the founder of a theocratic state. Ian Hesketh's talk will centre on the debate about the anonymous author's identity and will unpack how that identity was discovered.

There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion, along with refreshments. You are welcome to come to one or both parts of the event. The event will be held in the South Room (AG21), Main Building, Leeds Trinity University, Brownberrie Lane, Leeds LS18 5HD. All are welcome to these free events; please email LCVS@leedstrinity.ac.uk to confirm your attendance, so the LCVS can ensure adequate refreshments are available.

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