The Network of American Periodical Studies (NAPS) is a new research initiative, set up by Sue Currell at Sussex University and Victoria Bazin at Northumbria University, that aims to bring together scholars working on American periodicals (magazines, newspapers and other periodical publications) from any historical period. The network will promote and support scholarship and criticism on periodicals by organising dedicated panels at conferences, forging links with other organisations and networks and promoting collaboration between institutions and across disciplines. It also aims to provide a forum for discussing the pedagogical opportunities of periodical studies as well as developing postgraduate and postdoctoral research in this area. If you would like to join NAPS please send an email to providing your contact details and affiliation.