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.

Our 2017 conference, Borders and Border Crossings, took place at Freiburg University, Germany, 27th – 29th July 2017. See the conference website for further details including the programme of events and speakers.



Prof. Dr. Barbara Korte, Dr. Stefanie Lethbridge. Both lecturers at the English department of Freiburg University.

The Wolff Lecture this year was given by Dr. Paul Fyfe. His title was ‘On Ways of Seeing Periodicals.’

The Colby Prize lecture was delivered by Alexis Easley, John Morton and Andrew King. Highlights can be watched here and here:


A Storify of the Tweets, photos and videos from the conference is available here.


Some photos from the conference: