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Victorian Literary Heritage

Project: Research


This internally-funded strategic research project promoted local/regional cultural figures of global significance (e.g. Dickens, Tennyson and Arthur Conan Doyle). This successful project produced six of UoA 29’s REF outputs, both of its Impact Case Studies, and an AHRC CDA with the Portsmouth City Council.

Layman's description

This project focused on local/regional figures of cultural significance such as Dickens, Tennyson and Arthur Conan Doyle and raised public awareness of Portsmouth as a literary city and the Isle of Wight's importance as a centre for Victorian writers and artists.
Effective start/end date1/10/101/07/14

Collaborative partners

  • Dimbola Museum and Galleries (Project partner)
  • Portsmouth City Council (Project partner)


  • Arts and Humanities Research Council: £58,128.00

Award relations

Possession and obsession: Fandom and the case of Arthur Conan Doyle

Dr Christopher Pittard

Arts and Humanities Research Council: £58,128.00


Award date: 17/05/13

Funding: R: StudentshipAward


ID: 3369604