It’s history, but not as we know it

It’s history, but not as we know it

Press releases   •   Jan 27, 2017 15:15 GMT

A steam-punk rhinoceros, secret drawings of a Lambton Worm-powered Turbinia and a corset based on a parasol – all fantastical reimaginings of Victorian history and part of a unique exhibition capturing the imagination of visitors to Newcastle’s Discovery Museum.

EXPERT COMMENT: Steampunk, Neo-Victorianism, and the Fantastic

EXPERT COMMENT: Steampunk, Neo-Victorianism, and the Fantastic

Press releases   •   Nov 07, 2016 16:59 GMT

​A new exhibition on Steampunk and Neo-Victorian culture, entitled Fabricating Histories, opens this November. It explores the ways in which we can think about, and challenge, the legacy of history. Northumbria’s Dr Claire Nally, co-curator of the exhibition at the Discovery Museum (Tyne & Wears Archives and Museums) in Newcastle, explains what steampunk is, and why it might be important…

 World-class craftsmanship meets catwalk glamour at the Newcastle Fashion Show

World-class craftsmanship meets catwalk glamour at the Newcastle Fashion Show

Press releases   •   May 19, 2017 14:02 BST

The next generation of fashion designers presented their collections at Northumbria University’s annual fashion show this week.

EXPERT COMMENT: Goth, steampunk and the state of subculture today

EXPERT COMMENT: Goth, steampunk and the state of subculture today

Press releases   •   Nov 10, 2016 11:28 GMT

​Claire Nally, Senior Lecturer in Twentieth-Century English Literature at Northumbria, writes about subculture for The Conversation.

Discover an alternative path through a fabricated history in visionary new exhibition

Discover an alternative path through a fabricated history in visionary new exhibition

Press releases   •   Nov 11, 2016 13:31 GMT

​From steam-powered airships to clockwork computers and Neo-Victorian fashions, Fabricating Histories: An Alternative 19th Century explores what might have happened in science and art had history taken a different path.

 EXPERT COMMENT: Sylvia Plath: just because she wrote about her life doesn’t mean it’s public property

EXPERT COMMENT: Sylvia Plath: just because she wrote about her life doesn’t mean it’s public property

Press releases   •   Apr 21, 2017 14:46 BST

Claire Nally, Senior Lecturer in Twentieth-Century English Literature at Northumbria University, writes about the relationship between poetry and ethics, discussing the example of Sylvia Plath.