Welcome to the British Association for Victorian Studies

Founded in 2000, The British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS) is a multidisciplinary organisation dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge about the Victorian period. It has over 600 members based in the UK and beyond, and drawn both from the academic community and the general public. Our members have a wide range of interests in the nineteenth century, including art history, cultural studies, history, literary studies, performance studies and the history of science.

Our constitution is available here.

The CFPs for the 2016 BAVS conference at Cardiff is available here.

BAVS was saddened by news of the death of Asa Briggs. Please see here for a tribute from past president Rohan McWilliam.


A welcome from former BAVS President, Professor Rohan McWilliam