The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals is pleased to announce this year's call for submissions for the Robert and Vineta Colby Scholarly Book Prize, awarded to the scholarly book that most advances the understanding of the nineteenth-century British newspaper or periodical press. All books exploring the British press of the period are eligible (including single-author monographs, edited collections, and editions) so long as they have an official publication date of 2012. The winner will receive a monetary award of up to $2,000, and will be invited to speak at the RSVP conference in Manchester (July 12-13, 2013). The prize was first made possible by a generous gift from the late Vineta Colby in memory of her husband, Robert, and now honors both Colbys for their pioneering scholarship in the field of Victorian periodicals and their dedicated service to RSVP.
To nominate a book, please email the chair of the prize committee, Linda Hughes (email@example.com), by December 1, 2012. You or your press will be asked to supply the committee with five copies of the book by mid-December, 2012. Self-nominations are welcome.
The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP) is an interdisciplinary and international association of scholars dedicated to the exploration of the richly diverse world of the 19th-century press, both its magazines and its newspapers. More information about RSVP and its lively journal, Victorian Periodicals Review, may be found at http://rs4vp.org