Dr Marianne van Remoortel's ERC Grant Project is finally under way. This project will allow her to hire one post-doc researcher the coming year, who will be working with her on the project “Agents of Change: Women Editors and Socio-Cultural Transformation, 1710-1920” Find the full job description below.

The nineteenth century saw an explosion in the number of medical periodicals available to the interested reader. The period also saw a huge range of smaller journals appearing, as practitioners increasingly organised themselves into more discrete medical ‘specialisms’ towards the end of the century. As digitization projects advance, an increasing number of these medical periodicals are becoming available to researchers. We are interested in learning more about the nature and methodologies of current research projects that involve working with these journals, as well as broader issues surrounding this kind of research: digitizing material, locating journals (particularly obscure ones), and using and searching collections. We will be asking questions about how to read periodicals, how to situate these materials within a broader historical medical context, and how to construct narratives based on periodical research. Organized at St. Anne’s College, Oxford on 30 May 2015, this conference welcomes proposals from researchers working on medical periodicals across the world. For questions or if you would like to send an abstract, contact Amelia Bonea at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals will hold its 47th annual conference on 10 and 11 July 2015 at Ghent University, Belgium. The conference’s theme is “Life and Death” and it welcomes proposals for papers that address any aspect of nineteenth-century British magazines or newspapers. However, it will particularly encourage proposals on “Life and Death” in the nineteenth-century press. Proposals are to be submitted before 1 February 2015. For more information go to:

RSVP Conference

This symposium aims to establish a dialogue among different periods and aspects of the above-mentioned subject in order to arrive at a fuller understanding of the workings of the public sphere in the Spanish-speaking world in the past few centuries. The symposium will be held at the University of Warwick on 22 June 2015.

Proposals are due 16 March 2015. For more information and proposals, send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SEEEPS – Slavic, East European and Eurasian Periodical Studies – is the virtual home for a growing community of scholars interested in exploring new methodological avenues for studying journals, magazines and newspapers from this region. In the coming months, they will be posting information about a workshop they're hosting in March 2015 in Princeton called “Decoding the Periodical,” which will be the first formal gathering to discuss the intersection of its field with Periodical Studies and Digital Humanities. The CFP deadline is 5 January 2015. Find their website here.