Past Conferences

Below is a list of annual conferences held nearly since the Society’s inception. More recent conferences include links to the conference program or a description of conference activities. For information about this year’s annual conference, please visit the main Conference page.

Work/Leisure, Duty/Pleasure – 25-27 July 2019

University of Brighton
Brighton, UK

The Body and the Page in Victorian Culture – 26-28 July 2018

A joint conference of RSVP and VSAWC
University of Victoria
Victoria, BC Canada

Borders and Border Crossings – 27-29 July 2017

Freiburg University
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Bigger, Better, More! Growth and Expansion in the Victorian Press – 9-10 September 2016

University of Missouri-Kansas
Kansas City, MO USA
You can watch several of the 2016 plenaries on YouTube: Wolff lecture, Colby lecture.

Life and Death in the 19th-century Press – 10-11 July 2015

University of Ghent
Ghent, Belgium

Places, Spaces and the Victorian Periodical Press – 12-13 September 2014

University of Delaware – Wilmington Campus
Wilmington, DE USA

Tradition and the New – 12-13 July 2013

University of Salford
Manchester, UK

Sentiment and Sensation in Victorian Periodicals – 14-15 September 2012

University of Texas-Austin
Austin, TX USA

Work and Leisure – 22-23 July 2011

Canterbury Christ Church University
Canterbury, UK

The Material Cultures of Periodicals – 10-11 September 2010

Yale University
New Haven, CT USA

Victorian Networks and the Periodical Press – 21-22 August 2009

University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN USA

Characters of the Press – 4-5 July 2008

Roehampton University
London, UK

Time and Victorian Periodicals – 14-16 September 2007

Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA USA

Victorian Geographies – 14-15 September 2006

Graduate Center, The City University of New York (CUNY)
New York, NY USA

Victorian Periodicals and Politics – 16-18 September 2005

George Washington University
Washington, DC USA

Image and Text, Image in Text – 9-10 July 2004

University of Ghent
Ghent, Belgium

The Victorian Periodical Press: Texts and Contexts – 19-20 September 2003

Varscona Hotel
Edmonton, AB Canada

Enriching the Empire: Social, Scientific, and Cultural Developments at Home and Abroad  – 16-17 August 2002

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Rethinking Victorian Periodicals in the 21st Century – 14-15 September 2001

The City University of New York (CUNY)
New York, NY USA

Victorian Encounters: Publishers, Editors, and Readers – 20-22 July 2000

Birkbeck, University of London
London, UK

Previous Conferences (1969-1999)

  • New Haven, CT 1999
  • Vancouver, BC 1998
  • Chicago, IL 1997
  • Portland, OR 1996
  • Edinburgh, UK 1995
  • Tampa, FL 1994
  • Ann Arbor, MI 1993
  • Manchester, UK 1992
  • Washington, DC 1991
  • Waco, TX 1990
  • Pasadena, CA 1989
  • Chicago, IL 1988
  • Aberystwyth, UK 1987
  • New York City, NY 1986
  • Toronto, ON 1985
  • Cambridge, MA 1984
  • Leicester, UK 1983
  • New York City, NY 1982
  • Tacoma, WA 1981
  • Philadelphia, PA 1980
  • St. Louis, MO 1979
  • New York City, NY 1978
  • Chicago, IL 1977
  • Leicester, UK 1976
  • Toronto, ON 1975
  • Minneapolis, MN 1974
  • Washington, DC 1973
  • Cambridge, MA 1972
  • Urbana, IL 1971
  • New York City, NY 1969 & 1970