2024 RSVP Conference
University of Stirling, Scotland, June 13-15 2024 (with some hybrid & online options)
"Place in the Victorian Periodical Press"
The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP) will hold its annual conference in Scotland at the University of Stirling, June 13-15 2024. The conference will be primarily in-person, although it will include some online sessions, as well as opportunities to attend the Woolf and Colby lectures and the RSVP annual business meeting remotely.
Much has changed in the decade since the RSVP Conference last focused on Place (2014 in Delaware). In Stirling in 2024, we will revisit the theme, a return that will allow us to consider changes in Periodical Studies as well as the academy in these years. Papers addressing any aspect of nineteenth-century British periodicals or newspapers are, as ever, welcome, but RSVP particularly encourages proposals for talks (or panels) on the topic of place.
To see the full 2024 RSVP Conference CFP please click here.
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. When submitting your abstract to the portal, an option for “remote presentation required” will be provided. If you have any questions regarding this hybrid option, please email the conference organizers
Web Portal Submission Information
- To propose an individual or co-authored paper, please submit an abstract (200-300 words) and a biographical note (100 words) for each author.
- To propose a panel (3-4 presenters), please submit a panel rationale (200 words), abstracts for all presenters (200 words per person), and biographical notes.
- To propose a roundtable (max. 6 people), please submit a roundtable rationale (300 words) and biographical notes for all participants.
For co-authored papers, panels, and roundtables, one person can create an application in the web portal and add other participants as collaborators. Click on the "add collaborators button" on the left side of your application screen to invite others; be sure to grant them "view & edit" privileges so that they can upload their materials (abstracts and/or biographical notes) as part of your application. Please give your collaborators sufficient time to add materials before you submit the complete application on or before November 1st, 2023. For applications that require last-minute additions, there is an automatic two-day grace period.
Once you've started an application, you can view the instructions at any time by clicking on the grey "i" instructions button on the right side of your application view.
Questions about the application process can be directed to the awards administrator at email@example.com.