Dear Delegates,

Hosting the Sixth Annual Conference of ESPRit at IULM has been a wonderful experience for us. We've had the opportunity to experience at first hand the intrinsic qualities of ESPRit, over and above the academic quality of the panels and papers: a genuine passion for research, rigorous but never pigeonholed into distinct disciplines and approaches, respect for all serious researchers regardless of their status, and not least openness and friendliness.

We thank you all for making it such an interesting and successful event! And, of course, we hope that you enjoyed both the conference and your stay in Milan. You will soon find a photo gallery of the event on the ESPRit conference website ( We invite you to send us your pictures so that we may all share them!

It is now time to launch the call for papers for the Journal of European Periodical Studies. As already announced by Marianne van Remoortel during her welcome address, the best contributions will be published in a special issue of JEPS focused on the theme of the conference: “Conflict in the Periodical Press” ( As co-editors of this special issue, we are delighted to invite you to submit your complete papers by sending them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The deadline for submission is 13thNovember 2017. Authors will be notified of acceptance/non-acceptance via email by early January 2018.

Information about JEPS policies and author guidelines can be found at

As the number of quality contributions we expect is likely to be high and space limited in the special issue, we would like to inform our delegates that the best papers that cannot be included in the special issue will be considered for later issues of JEPS.

Scientific Committee:
Prof. Paolo Giovannetti
Prof. Paola Carbone
Dr. Mara Logaldo
Dr. Andrea Chiurato