Volume V, Issue 1
September 2008


New Directions at Falvey

Seth Koven and "slumming" in Victorian London

On April 27, Dr. Seth Koven, associate professor of history, shared his insights on the fascinating social and intellectual history of London during the latter part of the 19th century, as part of the Scholarship @ Villanova series sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library. His book Slumming: Sexual and Social Politics in Victorian London (Princeton UP, 2004), which served as the basis for this talk, won the 2005 Sonya Rudikoff Book Award from the Northeast Victorian Studies Association. (Read more about this event.)

Photograph by Natalie Tomasco