9th ESPRit conference

Periodical Formats in the Market:
Economies of Space & Time, Competition & Transfer

07–17 June 2021 | Ruhr-Universität Bochum

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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 9th conference of the European Society for Periodical Research at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, will be held online. The virtual event aims to bring scholars together, to present and discuss recent work on periodicals, to meet in virtual coffee breaks, to get in touch, and to keep in touch. We welcome proposals from researchers at all stages of their careers from various disciplines.

The conference seeks to examine journals from the 18th to the 21th century within the market and its sociocultural, economic, and legal frameworks, exploring two main areas:

(1) economies of time and space, i.e. spatiotemporal aspects of the production, distribution, and reception of periodicals and similar serialized formats, and

(2) facets of competition and transfer between periodicals within localised and regional as well as international markets.

We welcome proposals for pre-recorded original papers of 15 minutes and panels of 3–4 papers, or live roundtables (with up to 6 discussants) concerning the conference topic: Periodical Formats in the Market: Economies of Space and Time, Competition and Transfer. We kindly ask to prepare your pre-recorded presentation by 31 March 2021. Accepted presentations are already part of the program, you don’t need to send a new proposal!

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent to conference organisers Christian A. Bachmann, Andreas Beck, Mirela Husić, Nora Ramtke, and Monika Schmitz-Emans (espr-it2020@ruhr-uni-bochum.de) no later than 20 December 2020. Please include name, institutional affiliation, email address, and a short CV (150 words). Individual pre-recorded presentations should be 20 minutes long. We especially welcome proposals for pre-recorded panels of 3 or 4 speakers and live roundtables with up to 6 discussants. The conference language will be English; German presentations are also welcome.

You can find the Call for Papers here.