RSVP 2023 Conference: Currents in the Periodical Press

deadline for submissions: 
January 31, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Research Society for Victorian Periodicals
contact email: 

Currents in the Periodical Press (Deadline Extension)

2023 RSVP Conference
Caen, France, July 6-9, 2023 (with some hybrid & online options)

We seek paper proposals on any topic related to the study of the periodical and newspaper press during the long nineteenth century in Great Britain and the British Empire, as well as in transatlantic and European contexts. We are particularly interested in receiving paper proposals that engage with the theme of currents – currency, undercurrents, and crosscurrents– in the Victorian periodical press.
Held in Normandy, where history reverberated through local and global communities, the RSVP Conference in Caen invites scholars to consider currents in the Victorian periodical press. The conference topic invokes not only the news – the representation of current affairs and topicality in the press – but also issues relating to progress and change in periodical titles, themes, forms, and roles over time. We are also interested in the notion of currency in business, industry, and information, as well as in the actual financial workings of periodicals and publishers. Undercurrents and crosscurrents allude to divergences and convergences as well as trends and influences, both in the Victorian periodical press and in twenty-first-century periodical scholarship.
To see the full 2023 RSVP Conference CFP please visit:

We plan to make plenaries and keynote addresses available in a hybrid format. We are also planning for a limited number of slots for remote presentations in a hybrid setup at the local conference.

The portal for applications opens on 1 December 2022 and closes on 31 January 2023. Please submit a paper or panel proposal at this link:

If you have any questions regarding the RSVP 2023 conference, please contact

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