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.

2020 Annual Conference Dates

Mark your calendars! The 2020 annual conference dates have been announced. Our 2020 conference will convene on the following dates:

September 10-12, 2020

Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Keep a sharp eye on our social media feeds and this space for a forthcoming CFP.


2019 Annual Conference of the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals

Work/Leisure, Duty/Pleasure

25-27 July 2019 at the University of Brighton, UK

Our annual conference this year focused on the themes of “Work/Leisure, Duty/Pleasure.” With dynamic panel presentations, a momentous vote on RSVP’s new Constitution and By-Laws, a fascinating Wolff Lecture on Victorian pregnancy/maternity by Lisa Surridge and Mary Elizabeth Leighton, and an unforgettable gala reception at the Royal Pavilion of Brighton, this conference is one that won’t easily be forgot! Click on the links below for the full conference details and roster of presenters: