England's dark modernity: magic, the supernatural, and the modern city

Date: 18 December 2018

Venue: De Studio - Maarschalk Gerardstraat 4 - 2000 Antwerpen

Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Organization / co-organization: Ruusbroecgenootschap, Department of History, Urban Studies Institute

Short description: Lecture Sensational Cities

About the lecture

While nineteenth-century urbanisation and industrialisation have traditionally been understood as agents of a disenchanted modernity, this talk examines how Victorian England’s cities were full of magical practices and supernatural beliefs.

In his talk, Karl Bell will demonstrate how magic was intimately entwined in the unsettling urban experiences and dark social consequences of nineteenth-century modernisation.

Registration: via website

Link: https://sensationalcities.wordpress.com/