Call for Papers: RSVP annual Conference ‘Borders and Border Crossings’

We are delighted to announce that the call for papers is now open for our next conference Borders and Border Crossings. The conference will take place at Freiburg University, Germany, 27th – 29th July 2017.

Below are some pictures of the ‘Jewel of the Black Forest’ as Freiburg is sometimes known!

Photographs courtesy of Sandra Meyndt, Joachim Hirschfeld, Baschi Bender.



Late-Victorian Literary Liverpool: A Symposium

Members of the RSVP community may be interested in attending the free event Late-Victorian Literary Liverpool: A Symposium.

On 29 October 2016, Liverpool Central Library will bring together scholars and collectors from the UK and the US for a one-day symposium about Liverpool as a literary and cultural centre at the end of the 19th century. A flyer for the event can be found here.


Curran Fellowships competition opens, applications due December 1, 2016

The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP) is pleased to announce the competition for the ninth annual Curran Fellowships, a set of travel and research grants intended to aid scholars studying 19th-century British magazines and newspapers in making use of primary print and archival sources. The Curran Fellowships are made possible through the generosity of the late Eileen Curran, Professor Emerita of English, Colby College, and inspired by her pioneering research on Victorian periodicals. This year, RSVP anticipates awarding at least six fellowships of as much as $5000 each.

Visit the Curran Fellowships page to read the full call for proposals and reports of previous winners. A printable version of these guidelines and instructions for the 2016-17 Curran Fellowships competition may be found here.