Lauren Weiss

Lauren Weiss  Details

  Division: Literature & Languages




Title of research topic

"The Literary Clubs and Societies of Glasgow during the Long Nineteenth Century".


Dr Katie Halsey

Professor Kirstie Blair (Strathclyde)


2014-Present: University of Stirling, PhD Candidate, English Studies. Award: School of Arts and Humanities Research Postgraduate Bursary Award.

2012-2014: University of Glasgow, MLitt Victorian Literature. Thesis title: A History of Reading Reconstructed: Anne Galloway and Her Reading Diary, 1850-1856.

2001-02: University of Southampton, MA Osteoarchaeology. Thesis title: Sexual Dimorphism and Social Stratification in Eastern European Iron Age Populations: A Skeletal Analysis of the Cemetery from Kutná Hora – Karlov, Czech Republic. Awards: Faculty of Arts Studentship; Faculty of Arts International Study Grant.

1998-99: University of Glasgow, MPhil Celtic Archaeology. Thesis title: Härke’s Theory of Data Types Reconsidered: The Sites of Sopron-Krautacker, Hallstatt and Durrnberg.

1995-97: University of North Carolina at Wilmington, BA, Major: Anthropology, Minor: Classical Studies, Cum Laude (GPA in Major: 4.0; CGPA: 3.97). Dean’s List: 1995-7.

Research Interests

My research investigates nineteenth-century literary clubs and societies in Glasgow, their impact on education and literacy in the city, and their contribution to the history of reading over the course of the century.

Academic Profiles

Awards and Distinction

1995-97                Dean’s List, University of North Carolina at Wilmington                                         

Funding awarded for study


2016                         Santander Award: Scholarship to conduct London archival research

2015-16                    Curran Fellowship, Research Society for Victorian Periodicals

2014-17                    School of Arts and Humanities Research Postgraduate Bursary Award, University of Stirling

2001-02                    Faculty of Arts Studentship, University of Southampton

2001-02                    Faculty of Arts International Study Grant, University of Southampton

Events Organised

11/2014 - 05/2015            Chair, Organising Committee, University of Stirling Postgraduate conference, ‘Remembering and Forgetting: cultural memory across disciplines’ (; twitter@ahpgconf2015; 

21/04/14                           Co-organiser, ‘City of Words’, Aye Write!, Glasgow Public engagement event, with participants including University of Stirling and University of Glasgow doctoral candidates, and general public.

11/01/13                           Organiser, ‘Victorian Tour’, Glasgow Museums Resource Centre University of Glasgow students and staff, Mitchell Classics Book Group.

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