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1We are grateful for the generous support of the Dickens Project of the University of California, the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Haifa, the Department of English at the Hebrew University, the Center for Literary Studies at the Hebrew University, the Institute for Literatures at the Hebrew University, the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Haifa, and The Haifa Center for Mediterranean History. Our thanks go to the advisory committee: Eitan Bar-Yosef (Ben-Gurion University), Murray Baumgarten (University of California, Santa Cruz), John Jordan (University of California, Santa Cruz), Milette Shamir (Tel Aviv University), and Leona Toker (The Hebrew University).
In May 2019, over 50 delegates from no fewer than 10 countries (Canada, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and the United States) — mostly but not exclusively Victo-rianists — gathered in Jerusalem and Haifa for a four-day conference on mapping and literature, titled “Mapping Victorian Empires, Cultures, Identities.” The conference was sponsored by The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The University of Haifa, and the Dickens Project of the University of California.1The participants discussed long-19th-century, Victorian and post-Victorian literary mappings, settings, journeys, and locales. We invited the speakers to expand their talks into essays; some of the crops of this endeavor are included in the present issue.