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. RSVP offers a limited number of travel awards for graduate students and independent or retired scholars to assist with the costs of presenting at the conference. All those giving a paper at the RSVP conference are required to be members of the Society.
2021 RSVP Conference
“Revolution(s), Evolution(s), Circulation(s)”
September 8-11, 2021
An Online Conference hosted by Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
How Will the Conference Work?
The conference includes variety of formats, including written papers, audio recordings, and pre-recorded videos/slideshows. The conference schedule indicates what presentation modality each session will follow. All materials and log-in information to live sessions are posted to the conference website hosted by Temple University.
The conference will hold virtual sessions via Zoom from 8-11 September at the times indicated on the conference schedule. Zoom links will be posted to each session’s individual web page as they become available. There is no need to “register” for individual sessions ahead of time.
The sessions themselves will focus on highly engaged discussion. Participants should access presenters’ materials in advance of the actual conference dates, if they so wish. Sessions will take the following format:
- The chair will introduce the speakers, their bios, and conference presentation title
- Speakers will give a 5-minute recap of their presentation
- The chair will then open the floor to Q&A from audience members
- The panel will be 60 minutes in total
How To Access Presentations Ahead of Time
Registered participants should receive an email with the password to access all pre-recorded presentations on the conference website. If you do not receive an email or you did not receive a password because you pre-registered, please contact our conference hosts, Douglas Greenfield and Anna Peak, who will be happy to assist you.
To access presentations, click on any of the days listed in the top banner (Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4) of the conference website. Hover over the name of the panel, and click through to view the content. You will need to input the password the first time you access any presentations.
Please note that the website is still a work-in-progress as we receive late submissions. Also please note that, similar to previous years, sessions are subject to change.
How Much Will the Conference Cost?
Conference registration is free. All those presenting a paper/project at the RSVP conference are required to be members of the Society, however. If you have any questions, please contact us and direct your inquiry to our Conference Program Committee.
How Do I Submit My Presentation If I’m Presenting?
All presenters should have received instructions by email from the organizers about how to submit their presentations. If you have not received those instructions or you have questions about your presentation format, please contact our conference hosts, Anna Peak and Douglas Greenfield, directly.