ESPRit Postgraduate Workshop on Periodical Studies

Paris-Sorbonne, 26 June 2018
Applications are invited for a day-long postgraduate workshop on periodical studies at Paris-Sorbonne on 26 June 2018 as part of ESPRit’s Seventh Annual International Conference, ’Periodicals In-Between: Periodicals in the Ecology of Print and Visual Cultures’ (27-29 June 2018 at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris; see the CFP at
About ESPRit
The European Society for Periodical Research is an international scholarly organisation that promotes, fosters and disseminates research on all aspects of European periodical cultures from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century. It has a thoroughly interdisciplinary agenda and multilingual approach, and transcends specific thematic interests. Though its emphasis is on European periodical research, it also welcomes research extended to other related cultural areas (the Americas, East Mediterranean, Maghreb, etc.) ESPRit’s core publication, the Journal of European Periodical Studies (, a biannual peer-reviewed online journal, publishes research from a broad range of critical, theoretical and methodological perspectives, including, but not limited to, cultural history, literary studies, art history, gender studies, media studies, history of science, and digital humanities. As the official journal of ESPRit, the Journal of European Periodical Studies offers scholars a forum for sharing their research and exchanging ideas across disciplinary borders.
About the workshop
The Workshop is for Masters and PhD candidates who wish to participate in the organisation’s research activities. Sessions will focus on: (1) different theoretical and methodological approaches to periodical studies, which will be explored in workshop format with participants; and (2) the preparation of graduate researchers for professional engagement in the field of periodical studies. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to present their work and receive personalised feedback from workshop moderators. Confirmed workshop moderators include leading periodical scholars, Prof Laurel Brake, Prof Anne-Rachel Hermetet, Prof Matthew Philpotts, Prof Evanghelia Stead, Dr Céline Mansanti, Dr Hélène Védrine, etc. The workshop will offer the opportunity to connect with people who are at a similar stage in their career as well as support and advice from later-stage scholars and experts in the field.
Application process
Please forward the following in English and/or French via email to by 1 February 2018:
— a cover letter explaining your reasons for applying to the workshop (max. two pages, min. 11-point)
— a brief CV (max. two pages, min. 11-point)
— an abstract of your major research project (max. 500 words)
— a paper on the role of periodical studies in your research (max. 1000 words).
The organisers regret that they are not in a position to offer travel bursaries at this point but the conference fee will be waived for selected participants to the workshop. Participants will be selected by a scientific committee with the agreement of the ESPRit Steering Committee. Their decision will be communicated to all applicants by 15 March 2018.