Sentiment and Sensation in Victorian Periodicals. University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA, 14-15 September 2012
Work and Leisure. Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK, 22-23 July 2011.
The Material Cultures of Periodicals. Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA, 10-11 Sept 2010.
Victorian Networks and the Periodical Press. University of St. Thomas, MN, USA, 21-22 August 2009.
Characters of the Press. Roehampton University, London, UK, 4-5 July 2008.
Time and Victorian Periodicals. Richmond, VA, 14-16 September 2007.
Victorian Gorgraphies. New York, NY, 14-15 September 2006.
Victorian Periodicals and Politics. Washington, DC, 16-18 September 2005.
Image and Text, Image in Text. Ghent, Belgium, 9-10 July 2004.
The Victorian Periodical Press: Texts and Contexts. Edmonton, Alberta, 19-20 September 2003.
Enriching the Empire: Social, Scientific, and Cultural Developments at Home and Abroad. Ann Arbor, Michigan, 16-17 August 2002.
Rethinking Victorian Periodicals in the 21st Century. New York City, 14-15 September 2001.
Victorian Encounters: Publishers, Editors, and Readers. London, England 20-22 July 2000.
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, 1986
- Toronto, ON 1985
- Cambridge, MA 1984
- Leicester, UK 1983
- New York City 1982
- Tacoma, WA 1981
- Philadelphia, PA 1980
- St. Louis, MO 1979
- New York City 1978
- Chicago, IL 1977
- Leicester, UK 1976
- Toronto, ON 1975
- Minneapolis, 1974
- Washington, DC 1973
- Cambridge, MA 1972
- Urbana, IL 1971
- New York City 1969 & 1970
The Michael Wolff Lecture
Michael Wolff is the Honorary and Founding President of RSVP. Since 1999, the Society has been pleased to ask one of its members to deliver the Michael Wolff lecture at the annual conference. The list of Wolff lecturers is:
To nominate someone for the Wolff Lecture (including self-nominations), please contact the president at president @ rs4vp.org.
- 2012: Margaret Beetham, "Anti-sensation? The Angel Abroad; Missionary Wives and Bad Mothers."
- 2011: John Drew, "An Uncommercial Proposition? At Work on Household Words and All the Year Round."
- 2010: Brian Maidment, "From Caricature to Cartoon - The Comic Image and the Periodical Press 1820-1850."
- 2009: Simon Potter, "A Public Sphere for the Angloworld?"
- 2008: Linda Peterson, "Characterising Regina's Maids of Honour and their Heirs."
- 2007: Joel Wiener, "'If there's no news, I'll go out and bite a dog': Some Reflections on Transatlantic Journalism in the Nineteenth Century."
- 2006: Linda Hughes, "What the Wellesley Index Left Out; or, Why Poetry Matters to Periodical Studies."
- 2005: Leslie Howsam, "Narratives and Editors: History and Historians in Victorian Periodical Research."
- 2004: Lynda Nead, "Living Pictures on Dead Pages."
- 2003: Josef Altholz was to have spoken on "Whimsy, Serendipity and Chutzpah: The Improbable Success of RSVP," but passed away shortly before the conference.
- 2002: Joanne Shattock, "Reviewing Generations: Professionalism and the Mid-Victorian Reviewer."
- 2001: Joanne Shattock's lecture was postponed to 2002 due to the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
- 2000: Aled Jones, "The Dart and the Damning of the Sylvan Stream: Journalism and Political Culture in the Late Victorian City."
- 1999: Laurel Brake, "Star Turn? Magazine, Part-issue, and Book Serialisation."