The European Society for Periodical Research in conjunction with the  Research Society for Victorian Periodicals is excited to announce 

Multilingualism and Periodical Studies. A Half-day Virtual Workshop

31 March 2022, 3pm-6pm CET


This two-part online workshop brings together scholars and researchers on the topic of multilingualism in periodicals scholarship. It seeks to spotlight ongoing projects in academic research across languages, as well as to ask questions about the challenges and possibilities that pertain to multilingual approaches.

Because of their generic hybridity and varying circulations, periodicals have always invited interdisciplinary methods, which our participants expand into the study of periodicals’ linguistic richness. Periodicals define far more intricate political imaginaries and publics than just the nation. Their linguistic complexity and language circulation work within as well as across political formations at various scales. And the geographic and generic reach of periodicals calls for scholars to research them with just as capacious an approach.

“Multilingualism and Periodicals Studies” brings together representatives from multiple disciplines and international arenas. The half-day workshop includes two 90-minute virtual sessions. It begins with a session of research presentations about active projects in the field, followed by a roundtable discussion among participating scholars and our audience. The workshop is jointly hosted by the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP) and the European Society for Periodical Research (ESPRit).

The event is free and open to anyone interested in attending either one or both sessions. Membership in RSVP and ESPRit is not required, though advance registration is needed. Register for the event here.


Confirmed Speakers

Research Presentations