Worldwide Trollope

The Society held a conference on Friday 22nd June 2018 focusing on Anthony Trollope’s travels and how they influenced his writing.

Anthony Trollope was a real Citizen of the World, to a surprising degree. Following in the footsteps of his intrepid, globe-trotting mother, he travelled almost everywhere, and wherever he went, he wrote.

Julian Fellowes – Trollope Society President

Anthony Trollope was probably the most travelled of the nineteenth century novelists, undertaking overseas journeys on behalf of the Post Office as well as travelling widely for personal reasons. During all his journeys he continued to observe and write. During the day we will consider how these experiences influenced his work and we will also review work relating to Trollope being undertaken throughout the World today.

In addition to this, the Conference commemorated the 140th anniversary of Anthony’s journey to Iceland with ‘The Mastiffs’ in 1878.


9.30: Registration and Coffee

10.00: Welcome: Dominic Edwardes. Trollope Society Chairman

Part 1: Cause and Effect

10.05: Tales of All Countries: An Introduction by Michael G Williamson

10.30: The Irish Connection: Howard Gregg M.A.

11.00: Seminar Groups covering UK Travel, Europe, Americas and Rest of the World

12.00: Plenary Session

12.30: Working Lunch

Part 2: Worldwide Trollope: Current Research and Publication Initiatives throughout the World

13.30: Tales of All Countries 2: An Introduction by Michael G Williamson

13.40: Trollope in Europe: Professor David Skilton

14.05: Reception in Japan: Professor Haruno Kayama Watanabe

14.30: Refreshment break

14.50: A Walk in a Wood: Panel led discussion on the Way Forward identifying projects and activities for the future

15.45: The Last Chronicle?: Concluding remarks

16.00: Conference concludes

Conference videos

Recordings of the conference sessions are available to members of the Society.