8th ESPRit Postgraduate Workshop on Periodical Studies
National Library of Greece
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
11 September 2019

Applications are invited for a day-long postgraduate workshop on periodical studies in Athens, at the National Library of Greece, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, on 11 September 2019 as part of ESPRit’s Eighth Annual International Conference, ‘Periodicals and Visual Culture’ (Athens, 12-13 September 2019 at the National Library of Greece, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, see the corresponding 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. Sessions will focus on: (1) the development or application of innovative research methodologies, (2) the benefits of applying digital humanities approaches to periodical and journalism studies, (3) examples of recent research on visual culture in the periodical press; and (4) papers that explore the many meanings of ‘the popular’ in relation to the periodical press.

Selected candidates will have the opportunity to present their work and may benefit from helpful feedback on their presentations during the sessions. Workshop moderators may include leading periodical scholars. 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 in Greek via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 15 April 2019:

  • a cover letter explaining your reasons for applying to the workshop (max. two pages)
  • 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).

We regret that we 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 specific scientific committee with the agreement of the ESPRit Steering Committee. Their decision will be communicated to all applicants by 15 May 2019.