We are delighted to announce the publication of A Mixed Picture: Media Transfer and Media Competition in Illustrated Periodicals, 1840s-1960s. Thanks to the support of the Ruhr University Open Monograph Press and our publisher Wehrhahn Verlag (Hannover, Germany), the edited volume with contributions from the 9th ESPRit conference is available both open access (under a CC-BY license) and in print (ISBN: 978-3-98859-051-0; 29,50 €). 

With this final publication, the editors keep committed to an open research policy that has significantly shaped the success of the virtual ESPRit conference in 2021. Selected papers of the conference have already been published OA in a JEPS special issue on the topic of "Periodical Formats in the Market". Finally, the keynote lectures by Will Slauter, Ruth Meyer, and Corinna Norrick-Rühl and most of the conference presentations are still online at the conference website, accessible now also via the ESPRit YouTube channel.

Volume 7 • Issue 2 • 2022 • Periodical Formats in the Market

Special Issue

Ramtke | Periodical Formats in the Market: Economies of Space and Time, Competition and Transfer | Journal of European Periodical Studies (ugent.be)

Nora Ramtke, Mirela Husić and Christian A. Bachmann

 2023-02-08  Volume 7 • Issue 2 • 2022 • Periodical Formats in the Market • 1–7

Norrick-Rühl | Periodicity, Subscription, and Mass Circulation: Mail-Order Book Culture Reconsidered | Journal of European Periodical Studies (ugent.be)

Corinna Norrick-Rühl

 2023-02-08  Volume 7 • Issue 2 • 2022 • Periodical Formats in the Market • 8–25

Fröhlich | Logics of Re-Using Photographs: Negotiating the Mediality of the Magazine | Journal of European Periodical Studies (ugent.be)

Vincent Fröhlich, Alice Morin and Jens Ruchatz

 2023-02-08  Volume 7 • Issue 2 • 2022 • Periodical Formats in the Market • 26–51

Mayer | Girls Girls Girls Girls Girls: The Trans-Atlantic Mass Magazine Culture of the 1920s as a Gendered Affair | Journal of European Periodical Studies (ugent.be)

Ruth Mayer

 2023-02-08  Volume 7 • Issue 2 • 2022 • Periodical Formats in the Market • 52–73

Gretz | From Pure Art to Sheer Luxury: Magazines as Ornamental Constellations and the Emergence of Aesthetic Capitalism in the Early Twentieth Century | Journal of European Periodical Studies (ugent.be)

Daniela Gretz and Marcus Krause

 2023-02-08  Volume 7 • Issue 2 • 2022 • Periodical Formats in the Market • 74–96

Ernst | Outside the Mainstream Press: Language, Materiality, and Temporality in Microzines | Journal of European Periodical Studies (ugent.be)

Jutta Ernst, Sabina Fazli and Oliver Scheiding

 2023-02-08  Volume 7 • Issue 2 • 2022 • Periodical Formats in the Market • 97–114

Neuffer | In Time: Periodical Theories and Philosophies of History in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries | Journal of European Periodical Studies (ugent.be)

Moritz Neuffer

 2023-02-08  Volume 7 • Issue 2 • 2022 • Periodical Formats in the Market • 115–129


Vanacker | Fashioning ‘Belgian’ Literature and Cultural Mediatorship in the Journal littéraire et politique des Pays-Bas autrichiens (1786) | Journal of European Periodical Studies (ugent.be)

Beatrijs Vanacker, Charlotte van Hooijdonk, Vanessa Van Puyvelde and Tom Verschaffel

 2023-02-08  Volume 7 • Issue 2 • 2022 • Periodical Formats in the Market • 130–146

Field Notes

Stead | European Periodical Research 2020–30: Voices and Visions from the ESPRit 2021 Roundtable | Journal of European Periodical Studies (ugent.be)

Evanghelia Stead, Fionnuala Dillane, Jutta Ernst, Fabio Guidali, Mara Logaldo and Jens Ruchatz

 2023-02-08  Volume 7 • Issue 2 • 2022 • Periodical Formats in the Market • 147–163


Stoeger | Review of Gowan Dawson, Bernard Lightman, Sally Shuttleworth, and Jonathan R. Topham, eds, Science Periodicals in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Constructing Scientific Communities (2020) | Journal of European Periodical Studies (ugent.be)

Alexander Stoeger

 2023-02-08  Volume 7 • Issue 2 • 2022 • Periodical Formats in the Market • 164–166

Mussell | Review of Clare Pettitt, Serial Forms: The Unfinished Project of Modernity, 1815-1848 (2020) | Journal of European Periodical Studies (ugent.be)

James Mussell

 2023-02-08  Volume 7 • Issue 2 • 2022 • Periodical Formats in the Market • 167–170

Special issue of the Journal of European Periodical Studies Vol 6 No 1 (2021): Women editors in Europe

Table of Contents


Marianne Van Remoortel, Julie M. Birkholz, Maria Alesina, Christina Bezari, Charlotte D'Eer, Eloise Forestier, Women Editors in Europe

Fionnuala Dillane, What is a Periodical Editor? Types, Models, Characters, and Women

Andrea Penso, Elisabetta Caminer Turra’s Editorial Strategies for Introducing English Novels in Italy through her Periodicals

Joanne Shattock, Mary Howitt and Howitt's Journal (1847–48)

Aisha Bazlamit, Aline Valette’s L’Harmonie sociale (1892–93): From Social Theory to Editorial Practice

Judit Acsády, Hungarian Feminist Periodicals as Alternative Public Spaces, 1907–18: Values, Networks, and Dissemination Strategies

Amelia Sanz-Cabrerizo, Lola Alvarez-Morales, Editorial Identities, Business Models, and Social Strategies: Spanish Women Editors in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

Marie Nedregotten Sørbø, Fourfold Female: Birgithe Kühle’s Pioneer Norwegian Journal Provincial-Lecture (1794) and Her European Book Collection

Zsuzsa Török, Mother of Three and Widow of the Nation: The Hungarian Mrs Vachott (1828–96) as Protégé-Editor

Petra Bozsoki, Editorial Strategies of Hungarian Women Editors in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century

Zsolt Mészáros, The Magyar Bazár (1866–1904) and the Literary Salon Hosted by the Wohl Sisters in Budapest

Alicja Walczyna, Paulina Kuczalska-Reinschmit and Ster (1895–97, 1907–14): Editing at the Service of Polish Women’s Rights


Johanne Slettvoll Kristiansen, Newspaper Debates in Late Eighteenth-Century England: ‘Letters to the Editor’ versus the Political Pamphlet

Liam Young, ‘A Fact in the History of the World’: The Vegetarian Advocate (1848‒50) and the Serialization of Life


Leanne Rae Darnbrough, Review of Andrea Chiurato, ed., The Last Avant- Garde: Alternative and Anti-Establishment Reviews (1970–1979) (2019)

Bartholomew Brinkman, Review of Victoria Bazin, Modernism Edited: Marianne Moore and the Dial Magazine (2019)

Anna Gielas, Review of Hester Blum, The News at the Ends of the Earth: The Print Culture of Polar Exploration (2019)

Peter W. Sinnema, Review of Thomas Smits, The European Illustrated Press and the Emergence of a Transnational Visual Culture of the News, 1842–1870 (2020)

Special issue of the Journal of European Periodical Studies Vol 6 No 2 (2021): Modernity and National Identity in Popular Magazines

Table of Contents


Tim Satterthwaite, Online Conferences: A New Paradigm for Periodical Studies?

Carey Snyder, The Global Dialogics of the New Age

Phaedra Claeys, Individual Responsibility for the Common Cause? Everyday Preservationism in the Interwar Russian Émigré Newsmagazine Illyustrirovannaya Rossiya

Elena Ogliari, The Past Contains a Promise of Regeneration: Narratives of Ireland’s Future in Early-Twentieth-Century Juvenile Periodicals


Chara Kolokytha, Le Génie du Nord: Sélection and the Advocacy of a Cosmopolitan Northern Culture

Anne Reynes-Delobel, An Impossible Task? Reconciling Europeanism and National Popular Culture in Caliban (1947–51)


Tijl Nuyts, Veerle Fraeters, Mediating Medieval Mystical Literature in Interwar Belgium: The Histoire Croisée of Hadewijch’s ‘First Vision’ in the Periodical Hermès (1933–39)

Christian A. Bachmann, Nora Ramtke, Planning Virtual Conferences in the Humanities: A Detailed Look at the 9th International ESPRit Conference


Sofia Prado Huggins, Review of David Finkelstein, ed., The Edinburgh History of the British and Irish Press: Expansion and Evolution, 1800–1900 (2020)

Sze Wah Sarah Lee, Review of Faith Binckes and Carey Snyder, eds, Women, Periodicals, and Print Culture in Britain, 1890s–1920s: The Modernist Period (2019)


Alison E. Martin, Review of Andreas Beck, Nicola Kaminski, Volker Mergenthaler, and Jens Ruchatz, eds, Visuelles Design: Die Journalseite als gestaltete Fläche / Visual Design: The Periodical Page as a Designed Surface (2019)

John Morton, Review of Joanne Shattock, ed., Journalism and the Periodical Press in Nineteenth-Century Britain (2017/2019)


Maaike Koffeman, Review of Evanghelia Stead, Sisyphe heureux. Les revues artistiques et littéraires, Approches et figures (2020)

Special issue of the Journal of European Periodical Studies Vol 5 No 2 (2020): Independent Magazines Today

Guest-edited by Natasha Anderson, Sabina Fazli, and Oliver Scheiding.

Table of Contents


Sabina Fazli, Oliver Scheiding, Natasha Anderson. ‘Independent Magazines Today’, p. 1–11 PDF

Sabina Fazli, ‘Micro-Archives and the Survival of Print in Momma Tried and Sabat’, p. 12–30 PDF

Natasha Anderson, ‘Strolling the Streets to Discover the Cities: Cosmopolitan Collage in the Independent Magazine Flaneur’, p. 31–45 PDF

Oliver Scheiding, ‘Indie Magazines as Brands: Aesthetic Communication and Designing the Kinfolk Experience’, p. 26–59 PDF


Despoina Gkogkou, ‘The Greek Middlebrow Magazine Μπουκέτο (1924‒46) and its Supplements’, p. 60–79 PDF

Eleanor Reed, ‘Romance in Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Weekly as Romance, 1918–39’, p. 80-94 PDF


Charlotte D’Eer, ‘Review of Volker Mergenthaler, Garderobenwechsel: ‘Das Fräulein von Scuderi’ in Taschenbuch, Lieferungswerk und Journal (1819–1871) (2018)’, p. 95–97 PDF

Alicia Montoya, ‘Review of Suzanne Dumouchel, Le Journal littéraire en France au dix-huitième siècle. Émergence d’une culture virtuelle (2016)’, p. 98-101 PDF