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

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.

The scientific franco-québécois project Médias 19, founded to reflect on such subjects as 19th century journalistic practices, will organize a conference from 8 to 12 June 2015 in Paris. Its keynote speakers will discuss topics such as: ‘Être journaliste: identités, pratiques, trajectoires’, ‘La mondialisation des imaginaires médiatiques’, ‘Culture médiatique et culture numérique’, as well as various others. For more information visit their website.

The writers of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies are compiling a summer 2015 issue dedicated to the theme of "Illustration and Gender". The committee welcomes articles reflecting interdisciplinary approaches and international perspectives on illustration and gender studies. The articles are due 15 March 2015. To read more about this Call for Papers visit their website at:

CFP Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies

On the fifth and sixth of June 2015 Université de Lorraine (Nancy, France) is hosting a conference titled "Literary Journalism and Africa's Wars: Colonial, Decolonial and Postcolonial perspectives". Keynote speakers will be Mark Bowden (author of Black Hawk Down), Patrick de Saint-Exupéry and Jean Hatzfield. For more information on the conference visit their website.