Resources and partners

The Centre for Modernist Cultures works closely with the British Association for Modernist Studies (BAMS) and the British Association of Victorian Studies (BAVS).

BLAST, July 1915, Cadbury Research Library

Birmingham holds excellent resources for modernist studies, both in the Barber Institute of Fine Arts and the Cadbury Research Library, which holds a wealth of relevant archival material, including the Boulton D.H. Lawrence collection.

The University of Birmingham hosts a monthly postgraduate reading group of the Midlands Modernist Network. The network is an inter-university group of students and researchers of Modernism in Birmingham, Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Coventry, Loughborough and the surrounding area. The monthly reading group meets to discuss new journal articles, books and discoveries in the field, and regularly holds work in progress sessions. All those interested in Modernist scholarship are welcome.

The Midlands is also home to the Garman Ryan collection and a large archive of material related to 20th century sculptor Jacob Epstein, at the New Art Gallery Walsall. The archive comprises artefacts and information about the life of Epstein and his family and friends, including documents, photographs, letters, books and audio-visual material.

[Image: BLAST, July 1915, Cadbury Research Library]

Modernist Podcast

Séan Richardson, a PhD student associated with the University of Birmingham through the Midlands Modernist Network has launched the Modernist Podcast. Each monthly episode features academic panelists from across the globe to discuss art, literature and culture in the early twentieth century.