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Prize: Announcing the RSVP Field Development Grant & Linda H. Peterson Fellowship Winners


The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP) is very pleased to announce the first winners of the RSVP Field Development Grant and the Linda H. Peterson Fellowship, both made possible by a generous bequest to RSVP by the late Eileen Curran, pioneering researcher and Emerita Professor of English at Colby College. Both of these grants have been created to assist scholars in conducting primary-source research on the magazines and newspapers of Britain and its empire during the long nineteenth century (1780-1918).

The winners of the Field Development Grant are Francesca Benatti and David King of The Open University for their project, “A question of style: individual voices and corporate identity in the Edinburgh Review, 1814-20”.

The winner of the Linda H. Peterson Fellowship is Tom Mole, Reader in English Literature and Director of the Centre for the History of the Book at the University of Edinburgh, for his project: “Periodicals and the Policing of Culture, 1802-1828”.

Many congratulations to Francesca, David, and Tom, and best wishes to them as they pursue these important researches.

To learn more about these projects and about RSVP's grant programs, please visit the Grants and Prizes section of the RSVP website (http://rs4vp.org/).

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