RSVP are delighted to announce that the competition for 2015’s Curran Fellowships is now open, with a deadline of November 15 2014. Please see our Awards page for further information on applying.
The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals is pleased to announce this year’s call for submissions for the Robert and Vineta Colby Scholarly Book Prize, awarded to the scholarly book that most advances the understanding of the nineteenth-century British newspaper or periodical press. All books exploring the British press of the period are eligible (including single-author monographs, edited collections, and editions) so long as they have an official publication date of 2014.
The winner will receive a monetary award of up to $2,000, and will be invited to speak at the RSVP conference in Ghent, Belgium (10-11 July 2015). The prize was first made possible by a generous gift from the late Vineta Colby in memory of her husband, Robert, and now honors both Colbys for their pioneering scholarship in the field of Victorian periodicals and their dedicated service to RSVP.
To nominate a book, please email the chair of the prize committee, Maria Frawley (firstname.lastname@example.org), by December 15, 2014. You or your press will be asked to supply the committee with five copies of the book by 31 December 2014.
We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2014 VanArsdel Award: Ann Hale, a doctoral student at the University of Greenwich. Her essay, “W. T. Stead and Participatory Reader Networks in The Link and The Review of Reviews,” will appear in the Spring 2015 issue of Victorian Periodicals Review. Congratulations!
For more information about the VanArsdel Award, see http://www.rs4vp.org/prizes.html. A subscription to VPR, which includes membership in the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals, is only $35 ($30 for students): https://www.press.jhu.edu/cgi-bin/order.cgi?oc_id=1707.
The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals is pleased to announce the winners of the Robert and Vineta Colby Scholarly Book Prize in 2013, awarded to the scholarly books that most advance the understanding of the nineteenth-century British newspaper or periodical press.
The joint winners are:
David Latane, William Maginn and the British Press (Ashgate)
Fionnuala Dillane, Before George Eliot. Marian Evans and the Periodical Press (Cambridge UP)
Runner up: John Stokes and Mark Turner, eds. Journalism, I and II, vols vi and vii. The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde General Ed: Ian Small. (Oxford UP)
The winners receive a monetary award, and are invited to speak at the upcoming RSVP conference at the University of Delaware in Sept 2014. The panel this year consisted of Prof Ann Ardis, Prof Bill Bell, Prof Martin Hewitt, and Dr Deborah Mutch. Chair = Laurel Brake.
The VanArsdel Prize is awarded annually to the best graduate student essay investigating Victorian periodicals and newspapers. The prize was established in 1990 to honor Rosemary VanArsdel (at left), a founding member of RSVP whose groundbreaking research continues to shape the field of nineteenth-century periodical studies. The deadline for next year’s award competition is May 1, 2014. For further information, please see our page under the Awards heading.