Davis is a Northern California college town known for its bike paths, farmers market, and arboretum. Our hub is hosting a plenary roundtable together with the Seattle hub on the topic “Victorians in/and/on the Pacific.” This event will include three speakers in Davis and three in Seattle, with the two hubs virtually connected. The speakers on the Davis end of the plenary panel will include Ian Duncan (UC Berkeley), Jen Hill (UN Reno), and Andrew Way Leong (UC Berkeley). A particular question we seek to ask in this conference is: what does it mean to do Victorian studies from this region? Our hub welcomes abstracts for papers on any topic related to Victorian studies, but we invite participants to reflect on whether and how the Pacific Ocean, the West Coast, or 19th-century California figure into their work in subtle or obvious ways.

Hub Leaders

Kathleen Frederickson, Associate Professor, University of California, Davis

Elizabeth Carolyn Miller, Professor, University of Calirfornia, Davis


The Davis hub of the NAVSA 2024 conference will take place at the UC Davis Student Community Center at 397 Hutchison Dr, Davis, CA 95616.

Conference sessions will begin at 9am on September 27 and end at 5pm on September 28.

Davis is served by an Amtrak station as well as various busses.

We have reserved blocks of rooms at two hotels, both of which are located in downtown Davis about a ½ mile walk from the Student Community Center and midway between the Amtrak Station and the conference site.

Reservations are available for the nights of September 26, 27, and 28 at the following hotels:

Best Western University Lodge
123 B Street
Davis, CA 95616

The rate for the group is $159.99 plus tax per room per night.

To reserve, please call and ask for the NAVSA, North American Victorian Studies Association, rate. Reservations must be made by August 26, 2024.

Booking must be done direct by phone 530-756-7890 as the group rate is not available online.

All rooms have Keurig coffee makers, mini refrigerators, and microwaves. Complimentary continental breakfast is available daily 7 am to 10 am including oatmeal, waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon, and sausage as well as bagels, assorted pastries, cold cereal, fruit, yogurt, juice, coffee, and tea. Guests can also enjoy an outdoor hot tub, a relaxing patio, an exercise facility, a business center, and free parking.

Aggie Inn
245 1st Street
Davis, CA 95616

The group rate is $169.00 to $179.00 plus tax depending on room type.

Reservations at the group rate can be made by phone or at the following website: https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/AA89X4

All rooms have Keurig coffee makers, mini refrigerators, and microwaves. Breakfast is not available at the hotel. Amenities include a fitness center, business center, and free parking.


For inquiries, email organizers@event2024.org.

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