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February
12
2012

STANSKY BOOK PRIZE 2012 COMPETITION

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STANSKY BOOK PRIZE 2012 COMPETITION
Deadline, April 1, 2012

The Stansky Book Prize, formerly the Albion Book Prize, of $500 is awarded annually by the North American Conference on British Studies for the best book published anywhere by a North American scholar on any aspect of British studies since 1800. The author must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada and be living in either country at the time of the award.  Nominations may be made by the author or by the publisher of the book.  A publisher may nominate more than one title each year but should use discretion and not overburden the Prize Committee.

The 2012 competition covers books published in 2011.  Separate copies of the letter of nomination and of the book nominated should be sent by April 1, 2012 to each member of the Prize Committee (only books sent to every committee member can be considered).  For prompt attention, mark packages "NACBS Prize Committee." Send all relevant materials to:

Professor Jeffrey Auerbach, Chair
Department of History
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330-8250
Email: Jeffrey.auerbach@csun.edu

Professor Joy Dixon, Committee
Department of History
University of British Columbia
1297-1873 East Mall
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6T 1Z1
Email: joydixon@interchange.ubc.ca

Professor Martin Wiener
History Department – MS 42
Rice University
PO Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
Email: wiener@rice.edu

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The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its fifty-ninth annual meeting will be hosted by the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada, October 12-14th, 2012.

The MWCBS seeks papers from scholars in all fields of British Studies, broadly defined to include those who study England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and Britain's empire. We welcome scholars from the broad spectrum of disciplines, including but not limited to history, literature, political science, gender studies and art history. Proposals for complete sessions are preferred, although proposals for individual papers will be considered.  We welcome roundtables (of four participants plus chair) and panels (of three participants plus chair/commentator) that:

* offer cross-disciplinary perspectives on topics in British Studies

* situate the arts, letters, and sciences in a British cultural context

* examine representations of British and imperial/Commonwealth national
identities

* consider Anglo-American relations, past and present

* examine new trends in British Studies

* assess a major work or body of work by a scholar

* explore new developments in digital humanities and/or research methodologies

After a very positive response to last year’s first teaching roundtable, we would particularly like to receive proposals for teaching roundtables that discuss collaborative or innovative learning techniques in the British
Studies classroom.

The MWCBS welcomes papers presented by advanced graduate students and will award the Walter L. Arnstein Prize for the best graduate student paper(s) given at the conference.

Proposals must:

-    Include a 200-word abstract for each paper and a brief, 1-page c.v. for each participant, including chairs and commentators.

-    For full panels, include a brief 200-word preview of the panel as a whole.

Please place the panel proposal, the accompanying paper proposals and vitas in one file and send it as a single attachment. Also identify within the email the contact person for the panel.

All proposals should be submitted online by April 1, 2012, to the Program Committee Chair, Lia Paradis at lia.paradis@sru.edu.

Visit the MWCBS website at http://mwcbs.edublogs.org/

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NORTH AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON
BRITISH STUDIES
ANNUAL MEETING
Montreal, Quebec
NOVEMBER 9-11, 2012

The NACBS and its Northeastern affiliate, the Northeast Conference on British Studies, seek participation by scholars in all areas of British Studies for the 2012 meeting.  We will meet in Montreal, Quebec, from November 9-11. We solicit proposals for panels on Britain, the British Empire and the British world. Our interests range from the medieval to the modern. We welcome participation by scholars across the humanities and social sciences.

We invite panel proposals addressing selected themes, methodology, and pedagogy, as well as roundtable discussions of topical and thematic interest, including conversations among authors of recent books and reflections on landmark scholarship. We are particularly interested in submissions that have a broad chronological focus and/or interdisciplinary breadth. North American scholars, international scholars and Ph.D. students are all encouraged to submit proposals for consideration.  Complete panel or roundtable proposals that consider a common theme are more likely than individual papers to be successful. Panels typically include three papers and a comment; roundtables customarily have four presentations. Individual paper proposals will also be considered, but we urge those with single paper submissions to search for additional panelists on lists such as H-Albion or at venues such as the NACBS Facebook page. Applicants may also write to the Program Chair for suggestions (nacbsprogram@gmail.com).

All scholars working in the field of British Studies are encouraged to apply for the 2012 conference, though we particularly welcome submissions from those who did not appear on the 2011 program. Panels that include both emerging and established scholars are encouraged: we welcome the participation of junior scholars and Ph.D. candidates beyond the qualifying stage. To foster intellectual interchange, we ask applicants to compose panels that feature participation from multiple institutions. No participant will be permitted to take part in more than one session and no more than one proposal will be considered from each applicant.

Submissions will be taken at www.nacbs.org/conferences.html from late January through March 1, 2011.

If you have questions about the submission process or suggestions for program development, please contact
Susan D. Amussen
NACBS Program Chair
Professor of History
University of California, Merced
nacbsprogram@gmail.com

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WESTERN CONFERENCE ON BRITISH STUDIES
2012 Meeting
Las Vegas, NV

CALL FOR PAPERS
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 15 April, 2012

The 2012 meeting of the WCBS will take place 20-23 September, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV at the 'off-the-strip' SpringHill Suites.

The organizers invite papers on any aspect of the British experience but are especially keen to receive panel proposals or individual papers that speak to the theme: “The Seven Deadly Sins in British Studies”. We take the broad view of British Studies to include the United Kingdom and its antecedents and constituents in any time period, as well as Britain's colonial and imperial past. In recent years, we have included papers and presentations from established scholars and advanced graduate students in many social science and humanities disciplines, including history, literature, political studies, philosophy, religion, women's and gender studies, English, film and theatre, and art history.

The WCBS offers an annual prize--recently christened the Bob McJimsey Graduate Student Paper Award-- to the paper judged the best contribution by a currently-enrolled graduate student, presented at the annual conference.

Proposals, including a 250 word abstract for each paper, a brief (2 page) c.v. for each presenter, commentator and chair and full contact details should be sent via email, preferably all as one attached document (subject line: WCBS 2012 Proposal) to
Dr. Christopher Frank
Department of History
University of Manitoba, <frankc@ms.umanitoba.ca> by *15 April 2012*.

For further details and updates, please visit www.wcbs.org

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Call for H-ALBION Book Review Editor: History of England, Scotland and Wales, Medieval

H-Albion is looking for candidates who would like serve as our Book Review Editor for Medieval England, Scotland and Wales. Applications are invited from scholars specializing in the middle ages. The successful candidate will serve as book review editor for two years and will be responsible for commissioning and editing book reviews. Please send a cover letter and CV to Jason M. Kelly at jaskelly@iupui.edu.

Application deadline is 1 February 2012

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January
3
2012

Call for H-ALBION Book Review Editor: History of Ireland, Medieval

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Call for H-ALBION Book Review Editor: History of Ireland, Medieval

H-Albion is looking for candidates who would like serve as our Book Review Editor for Medieval Ireland. Applications are invited from scholars specializing in the middle ages. The successful candidate will serve as book review editor for two years and will be responsible for commissioning and editing book reviews. Please send a cover letter and CV to Jason M. Kelly at jaskelly@iupui.edu.

Application deadline is 1 February 2012

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January
3
2012

Call for H-ALBION Book Review Editor: History of Ireland, 1500 to 1800

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Call for H-ALBION Book Review Editor: History of Ireland, 1500 to 1800

H-Albion is looking for candidates who would like serve as our Book Review Editor for Ireland.  Applications are invited from scholars specializing in the early modern period.  The successful candidate will serve as book review editor for two years and will be responsible for commissioning and editing book reviews.  Please send a cover letter and CV to Jason M. Kelly at jaskelly@iupui.edu.

Application deadline is 1 February 2012

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I would like to announce the annual NACBS reception at this weekend's AHA meeting in Chicago. The reception will occur from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 7th in the Huron Room of the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers. Please join us if you can.

Best wishes,
Paul Deslandes
University of Vermont
Associate Executive Secretary, NACBS

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CALL FOR PAPERS

81st Anglo-American Conference of Historians: Ancients and Moderns
Thursday 5th and Friday 6th July 2012
Senate House, London

Dear Colleague

May I draw your attention to the Call for Papers for next year’s Anglo-American conference of Historians which is taking Ancients and Moderns as its theme. Full details of the conference can be found at www.history.ac.uk/aach12. In order to ensure we get as full a range of topics and speakers as possible we have extended the deadline for the Call for Papers to 9th January 2012. Please do pass on this information and circulate conference details to anyone who might find it of interest.

The Institute’s 81st Anglo-American conference seeks to represent the full extent of work on classical receptions, welcoming not only those scholars who work on Roman, Greek and Judaeo-Christian legacies and influences, but also historians of the ancient kingdoms and empires of Asia and pre-Colombian America. Our plenary lecturers include: Paul Cartledge (Cambridge), Constanze Güthenke (Princeton), Mark Lewis (Stanford), Sanjay Subrahmanyam (UCLA) and David Womersley (Oxford).

Proposals for individual papers, panels (of up to three papers and a session chair) and roundtables are invited. Please send a half-page abstract to the IHR Events Officer at AncientsandModerns@lon.ac.uk by 9th January 2012. Acceptance of proposals will be confirmed by 20th January 2012 and the full conference programme published at the end of January. Registrations open on 1st February 2012. For any queries, please contact the IHR Events Office at IHR.Events@sas.ac.uk on 0207 862 8756.

Best wishes

Professor Miles Taylor
Director, IHR

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December
14
2011

CFP: SOUTHERN CONFERENCE ON BRITISH STUDIES 2012

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THE  SOUTHERN CONFERENCE ON BRITISH STUDIES
2012  MEETING
Mobile,  Alabama

CALL FOR  PAPERS
DEADLINE  FOR SUBMISSION: February 15, 2012

The Southern Conference on  British Studies solicits proposals for its 2012
meeting to be held November 2-3,  2012 in Mobile, Alabama. The SCBS will
meet in conjunction with the Southern  Historical Association at the
Renaissance Riverview Plaza  Hotel.

The SCBS construes British  Studies widely and invites participation by
scholars in all areas of British  history and culture, including the Empire or
Commonwealth and the British Isles. Interdisciplinary approaches and
proposals  which focus broadly on teaching British studies are especially  welcome.
Proposals may consist of  individual papers or of papers grouped for a
session. For session proposals,  two, or, preferably, three papers should relate
to a common theme, not  necessarily bound by the usual chronological
framework.

For each paper proposed,  please submit an abstract of 200 to 300 words,
indicating the thesis of the  paper, the sources and methodology employed in
research, and how it enhances or  expands knowledge of its subject. Papers
should have a reading time of twenty to  twenty-five minutes. Also, please
submit a curriculum vitae for each  participant.

PROPOSALS SHOULD BE  POSTMARKED BY FEBRUARY 15, 2011 AND MAILED TO:
Dr. William Anthony Hay,  Department of History, P.O. Box H, Mississippi
State University, Mississippi  State, MS 39762.  Inquiries are  welcome at
wilhay6248@aol.com, but please do  not send proposals by email or  fax.

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