CFP and Post Graduate Prizes: Research Society for Victorian Periodicals

Work and Leisure: 43rd Annual Conference
Canterbury Christ Church University,  UK,  22-23 July 2011
Proposals due: 1st February 2011

“As the deadline looms for the Call for Papers for the 43rd Annual Conference of the       Research Society for Victorian Periodicals, the Programme Committee would like to draw your attention to FIVE exciting funding opportunities that are available for postgraduates. There are three Ashgate/RSVP prizes available in memory of Barbara Quinn Schmidt and Josef Altholz, each worth $200. BAVS (British Association for Victorian Studies) are offering two travel awards of £200 to cover registration costs and contribute to travel arrangements. One prize will be awarded to a student from outside Europe and one for a student from within Europe (including Britain).

Each prize winner will be expected to submit a short report (one side of A4) following the event. These will be made available on the RSVP website and the winners of the BAVS prizes will send a copy of their work to the Secretary of BAVS for the Association’s records and possible inclusion in the BAVS Newsletter. All reports should cover details on the nature of the event and how their sponsorship contributed to the conference experience.

To apply for any of these prizes please attach a letter of application to your proposal and CV (those who have already sent in their proposals should still feel free to contact Dr Clare Horrocks if they wish to be considered for one of these  prizes).

We are also pleased to announce that the Michael Wolff Keynote speaker this year will be: Dr John Drew (University of Buckingham), Director of the pioneering digitisation project “Dickens Journals Online”.

Full details of the Call for Papers are now available on the conference website:
Suggested themes include but are not limited to:
       •         Technologies and economies of production, distribution and use
       •         The cultural work of the Victorian press
       •         Trade and professional publications
       •         The nature and locations of labour and leisure
       •         The culture industries, including travel, theatre, concerts, exhibitions, sport
       •         Holiday Supplements

As always, the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals invites proposals for papers that address any aspect of nineteenth-century British magazines or newspapers, although those dealing with the conference theme are particularly welcome. Panels looking at digitisation and teaching and learning with periodicals and newspapers are particularly welcomed. Please e-mail two-page (maximum) proposals for individual presentations or panels of three to Dr Clare Horrocks ( and Dr Andrew King (


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