Welcome to Scerrg
The South Coast Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Research Group (SCERRG) was founded in 2009 to promote academic research into all aspects of the long eighteenth century. The group aims to facilitate interdisciplinary debate and discussion between researchers and students in the region’s academic institutions. It holds and advertises a range of events, including academic seminars, conferences, postgraduate fora, and public events.
In addition, the group will develop a number of publication projects and research initiatives, drawing on the expertise of scholars of the long eighteenth century in this region and nationally. Currently Dr Fiona Price (University of Chichester) and Dr Ben Dew (University of Portsmouth) are editing a collection Visions of History with Palgrave: the collection grew from the 2010 SCERRG conference on the subject of eighteenth-century history writing and fictionality.
The Group will also encourage dialogue amongst the South Coast postgraduate community. For more information, see the postgraduate page.
The group was launched by the University of Chichester, in partnership with Chawton House and the universities of Kent, Portsmouth, Southampton, and Winchester. It will also prove of interest to scholars, students and members of the general public who wish to advertise or attend events relating to the study of the long eighteenth century.