Hannah Lewis-Bill


30th August 2013:

BAVS 2013, 'Nineteenth Cenutry Numbers', Royal Holloway, Univeristy of London

Quantifying the representation of China and Chinese commodities in Charles Dickens's Little Dorrit: Facts, Figures and Flora Finching

27th June 2013:

Contact and Connections: Univeristy of Warwick

'"If I hadn't known it to be China I should have guessed myself in the Polar regions"; Dickens, China and Commodity Conversations in Little Dorrit'

20th June 2013:

Exeter Vanderbilt Collaborative Conference on Victorian Studies

I organised this collaborative conference which had speakers from the University of Exeter and Vanderbilt Univeristy. The conference was well attended by both academics and postgraduates and provided a valuable opportunity to discuss the papers and hear current research. 

May 2013:

Glocal Victorians: AVSA/NAVSA/BAVS Venice supernumerary conference

5th December 2012:

Other World's Conference - King's College London

Paper entitled: 'Dickens, China and the Transnational Conversations in 'Dombey and Son'

31st August 2012:

BAVS 2012 Victorian Value: Ethics, Economics, Aesthetics - University of Sheffield

Paper entitled: Dickens's Vision of the Old and New World in 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'.

6th July 2012:

The Other Dickens - University of Portsmouth

Paper entitled: The 'Other' Dickens: Welcoming the New World into the Old.

28th March 2012:

Dickens and the Mid Victorian Press - University of Buckingham

Paper entitled: From 'The Great Exhibition to the Little One' to 'China with a Flaw in It': China, Commodities and Conflict in 'Household Words'.

15th October 2011:

Dickens and Travel

Paper entitled: Dickens, Britain and the Threat from Afar I gave my paper at Dickens Day at Senate House London. The paper considered representations of the 'Other' in 'Bleak House' and reflected particularly on the inclusion of tea and China

23rd January 2011:

Exeter Centre for Victorian Studies Symposium

Paper entitled: 'A Prosperous Journey out, a thriving career abroad, and a happy return home' David Copperfield and the global journey.


September 2010:

Learning to Teach in Higher Education

LTHE Stage 1 was completed in September 2010 LTHE Stage 2 was completed in December 2010 This course, organised by the University of Exeter's educational enhancement department, ran for six weeks. I then completed a 5, 000 word essay on teaching practices in Higher Education. The course itself looked at educational practice today and concentrated on educational inclusion as well as enhancement. This course led me to gain Associate of the Higher Education Academy status in July 2011.

Professional development

17th September 2011:

Strange New Today: Crisis in the Victorian Period

I co-organised this conference with 5 other PhD students from Exeter's Centre for Victorian Studies. The event attracted scholars from International institutions from a variety of disciplines. The event received funding of £400 from BAVS and was held on the 17th September 2011 at the Devon and Exeter Institution.

Peer Reviewer 2009- Present


The Victorian Network

I have been a peer reviewer for the postgraduate AHRC funded journal, The Victorian Network, since 2009. I have found this role to be extremely interesting and one that has provided valuable experience.

Centre for Victorian Studies Postgraduate representative

1st January 2013:


I am the current postgraduate representative for University of Exeter's Centre for Victorian Studies.