Registration for our 2022 conference is now open!
The conference organizing committee is pleased to announce that registration is now live for our annual conference, which will take place virtually September 15-17, 2022. Registration is free and open to all. Note that speakers must be current members of RSVP.
This year, RSVP is hosting the conference on the Whova platform (a desktop and mobile app). We hope that this format will foster interactivity and accessibility so that we can share our research and have free-flowing conversations. Once logged into our conference site, you will be able to view the conference programme, connect with fellow participants through chat and message boards, and more. Presenters will be posting their papers, videos, and posters to the site between now and Sept. 1, so please keep checking back for more content over the coming weeks.
Note that you will need to register for the conference and register for Whova before you can log into the conference site, but both are free.
For detailed instructions on using Whova, download our Attendee Guide, which will walk you through each step in the process of registering and accessing the conference platform.
If you are presenting at the conference, you can download our Speaker Guide here. Both documents can also be found on the conference platform under Resources > Documents.
‘How are we to think of the edge of a given landscape or seascape? Assuming it exists – something we cannot take for granted – is it a limit, a perimeter, a periphery? What is it and how are we to think of it?’
-Edward Casey, The Places of a Landscape (2011, p. 91)
This conference builds on the ongoing work in nineteenth-century studies that challenges and extends the spatial, temporal and conceptual limits of what we understand by the Victorian period, Victorian studies, the British Empire, and centre/periphery models and practices. Through a focus on the matter of the long nineteenth-century’s pervasive mass medium, the periodical press, we ask participants to consider how the press in its multiple genres, iterations, networks, materialities, and practices reinforced, resisted or extended margins, limits, and edges.
Flexible Presentation Formats
RSVP’s online conference will offer different delivery modes to facilitate discussion and collaboration. Presenters should choose one of the following formats:
- Paper (max. 2,500 words)
- 15-minute recorded PowerPoint presentation
- One-page poster
All materials must be uploaded to the conference website by 1 September 2022 to facilitate audience engagement and feedback. The conference’s live panel sessions will comprise panelist synopses (each 5 minutes or less) followed by dialogue and exchange, which will be the main focus of the panel. See the Speaker Guide for instructions on how to upload your presentation.
About RSVP Conferences
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 in-person conferences. All those giving a paper at the RSVP conference are required to be members of the Society.
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.