Welcome to Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom, a peer-reviewed digital humanities project that reimagines how to teach Victorian Studies through a positive, race-conscious lens.

We bring together a diverse set of individuals – permanent faculty, contingent staff, independent scholars, students – through an intentional collaboration based on radical care that responds to the renewed call for racial and social justice.

Our project advocates for engaging scholarship from Black, African, Indigenous and Native American, Asian and Asian American, Latinx, Postcolonial, Decolonial, Feminist, Queer, Transgender, Disability, and Critical Ethnic Studies.

Read our mission statement to learn more about our work.

Main Sections

Founding Developers

  • Pearl Chaozon Bauer (The Nueva School)
  • Ryan D. Fong (Kalamazoo College)
  • Sophia Hsu (Lehman College, CUNY)
  • Adrian S. Wisnicki (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Site Code

The code for this site is adapted from the One More Voice project site, is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, and may be reused for educational and other non-commercial purposes as long as proper attribution is given. The development of the site has involved considerable thought, intentionality, and consensus building. The site has a small footprint to support low-bandwidth environments, is fully responsive for all kinds of mobile devices, and incorporates several features (including semantic HTML and ARIA attributes) to make it more accessible for people with disabilities. The site’s minimalist aesthetic cuts down on visual clutter and supports a stress-free and navigationally-clear experience for all audiences. Visit our GitHub Repo.

Carousel Image Details

Slide #1: Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾 北斎. Ariwara No Narihira – from the Series One Hundred Poems Explained by the Nurse (Hyakunin Isshu Uba Ga Etoki). [1835-36]. Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 1928.1094. Clarence Buckingham Collection. Creative Commons Zero 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0). Public Domain Dedication.

Slide #2: Anonymous. Rosy Milkweed Vine/Asclepias Rosea. [late eighteenth century]. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2017.385. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Kamran Anwar, in loving memory of Mr. Anwarullah Khan and Amjad Rashid, 2017. Public domain.

Slide #3: Anonymous Samoan Artist. Siapo (Tapa Cloth). [c.1917]. Museum of New Zealand | Te Papa Tongarewa, Te Papa (FE001416). Gift of Thomas Trood, 1917. No known copyright restrictions.

Slide #4: Anonymous. Wine Drinking in a Spring Garden. [c.1430]. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 57.51.24. Cora Timken Burnett Collection of Persian Miniatures and Other Persian Art Objects, Bequest of Cora Timken Burnett, 1956. Public domain.

Slide #5: Anonymous Dan Artist. Gameboard. [late nineteenth/early twentieth century]. Smithsonian Institution. National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C., 2005-6-218. Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. Used for education consistent with the principles of fair use under Section 108 of the U.S. Copyright Act. Smithsonian Terms of Use.

Slide #6: Anonymous Indian Artist. “Durga Killing the Demon Mahisha.” [1800s]. Cleveland Museum of Art, Indian Art, Indian and Southeast Asian Art. CC0 “No Rights Reserved.”

Slide #7: Yoshio Markino. “Earl’s Court Station.” A Japanese Artist in London, Chatto & Windus, 1910, p. 196. Public domain image.

Slide #8: Tommy McRae. Hunting Scene. Australian Legendary Tales, by Unnamed Yuwaalaraay Informants, edited & translated by K. Langloh Parker, David Nutt; Melville, Mullen & Slade, 1896, p. 114, Public domain image.

Slide #9: Anonymous Fante Artist. Asafo Flag, [c.1910]. Smithsonian Institution. National Museum of African Art, Textile and Fiber Arts, 88-9-1. Used for educational use consistent with the principles of fair use under Section 108 of the U.S. Copyright Act.

Project/Page Citation (MLA)

Pearl Chaozon Bauer, Ryan D. Fong, Sophia Hsu, and Adrian S. Wisnicki, founding dev. Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom, 2021-23,