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. 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.


Due to concerns about safe travel, the 2020 conference to be held at Temple University has been postponed to September 2021.

The program committee had already completed their review of submitted abstracts when the decision was made to postpone the conference. Applicants have been notified and the program committee expects to include already accepted papers as well as new submissions in the 2021 program.

Further details, including the conference dates and CFP information for 2021, will be posted later this year. We wish everyone the best during these unprecedented times.