RSVP Annual Conference

The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals holds its annual conference each summer or early fall at a different location in North America or Europe, on a theme relating to Victorian culture and society as reflected in its periodicals.

In 2019 our conference will be hosted by the University of Brighton, East Sussex – 25-27 July: call for papers and further details to follow.


This year our conference waas jointly sponsored by the Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada (VSAWC).

The Body and the Page in Victorian Culture: An International Conference

26-28 July 2018, University of Victoria, Canada

Highlights from the conference included special collections sessions with the University of Victoria Library, a series of workshops including: bookbinding, grants-crafting, and printing, as well as the usual panel sessions showcasing new research in the area of Victorian periodicals. You can view the programme from the conference here.

The Wolff Lecture was given by Professor Sally Shuttleworth (University of Oxford). It was entitled ‘Fearful Bodies in Late Victorian Medicine and Culture’.

The Colby Prize lecture was delivered by Margaret Beetham, Alexis Easley, John Morton, Andrew King, and Joanne Shattock. A recording of the lecture can be watched here.

Some photos from the conference: