Resources for Conferences and Knowing Your Field

By: Natalie Boldt and Heidi Rennert, with Tiffany Chan

This post is part of a two-part series on applying to, preparing for, and presenting at conferences. You might also be interested in Natalie Boldt’s post, “Presenting in Ballroom C,” on her experience with her first conference.

The list of following resources are organized roughly by period/concentration. If you know of (particularly student-friendly) resources, email uvicegss[at]gmail[dot]com to add them to the list!

Note that many professional organizations hold yearly conferences and/or publish a journal. Resources and/or conferences that are particularly friendly to graduate students are marked with an asterisk (*).

GENERAL

Professional Organizations

Calls for Papers

Early Modern

Professional Organizations

Research Centres and Archives (in North America)

Medieval Studies

Professional Organizations

CANADIAN LITERATURE / LITERATURES OF THE WEST COAST

Professional Organizations

Journals

DIGITAL HUMANITIES OR Digital Studies

Professional Organizations

Training Opportunities

Mailing Lists

Journals

(POST)COLONIAL STUDIES

Professional Organizations

Journals

Other Publications

VICTORIAN STUDIES

Professional Organizations

Journals

Conferences

  • Victorian Studies Association of Ontario (VSAO) and VSAWC typically run Victorian sessions at ACCUTE’s annual conference, Congress in the Social Sciences and Humanities.
  • VSAWC also runs a yearly conference,* often jointly with VISAWUS in April

Acknowledgments

With thanks to Nick Bradley, Matt Huculak, Erin Kelly, Lincoln Shlensky, and Lisa Surridge for their help in compiling this list.


Natalie Boldt is a first-year PhD student focusing on contemporary Canadian and Speculative Fiction. Heidi Rennert is a first-year MA student focusing on Victorian literature.

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