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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Leeds Trinity University's flagship interdisciplinary and internationally renowned research centre is the Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies (LCVS). Our most recent research centre is the International Research Centre for Interactive Storytelling (IRIS).

Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies

The Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies has a 25-year-long reputation as an internationally-recognized centre of excellence devoted to reconsidering the concept of the Victorian for the contemporary world. 

Well-known for its interdisciplinary focus, the work of the Centre queries and ​tests chronological boundaries by reconsidering conceptions of the long nineteenth century, as well as examining representations of the Victorians and reconfigurations of Victorianism in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It also tests geographical boundaries by considering what the conce​​pt of the Victorian meant on the world stage, including the British Empire. The Centre generates impactful research, bringing insights from rigorous scholarly study to bear on urgent questions of social justice and inclusion, climate change and the environment.  

The Centre offers a programme of seminars, workshop events, and conferences. It is home to the MA in Victorian Studies and provides PhD supervision  opportunities. It sponsors the Journal of Victorian Culture and hosts an annual lecture by a Visiting Professor: previous appointees have included Professor Peter Mandler (Cambridge), Professor Dinah Birch (Liverpool), and Professor Miles Taylor (York). 

Read more about our research projects and outp​uts and also visit our blog.​

Seminars​ and events​

‘Le Revenant’: Baudelaire’s afterlife in Jean Rhys 

Juliette Taylor-Batty​

​28 January, 6.30pm (Room AG21)​

Graduate roundtable

11 February​​, 6.30pm
See the event page for more information.

‘Curating Medical Histories’​ with Thackray ​​​​Emergency​​ Museum

Laura Sellers​

20 February,​ 12.00pm

‘Imagining Victorian Theatre at the Centre.’ 

Michael Meeuwis

18 May, 6.30pm

The campaign for 'Votes for Women' and the English Radical tradition' 

Di Drummond

15 June, 6.30pm

Directors and contact

LCVS Directors: Professor Karen Sayer and Professor Rev Jane de ​Gay​

For more information, please email

International Research Centre for Interactive Storytelling

The International Research Centre for Interactive Storytelling (IRIS) has been formed to explore new and emerging methods of storytelling through new media and technology. Our activities involve both film production and academic research. Hence, we aim to promote and facilitate dialogue between creative practice and theoretical knowledge, providing the conditions for the development of a wide range of research projects. 

The research centre, although focusing on a very specific area of new media, will bring together an interdisciplinary network of researchers, practitioners and students in order to foster creative conversations around ground breaking interactive practice.

Seminars​ and events​

VR games and the Indie video Game Industry

Gorm Lai (Kotori Studios Ltd / Goldsmiths University)​

11 February 2020, 10.00am - Leeds Trinity University (Room AG100)​ 

Interactive Documentary as an Interdisciplinary Research Method - Case study: Ethnography​

Florian Thalofher  (Korsakow Insitute Berlin), Ilaria Vecchi (Leeds Trinity University), Stefano Odorico (Leeds Trinity University)​

25 March 2020. 9.00am-12.00pm - University of The West of England, Bristol.​

Directors and contact

Director: Dr. Stefano Odorico

Co-director: Prof. Graham Roberts

For more information, please contact

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