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H-Albion is looking for candidates who would like serve as our Book Review Editor for England, Wales, and Scotland, 1540-1689. 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 5 May 2010.

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CALL FOR PAPERS
Midwest Conference on British Studies 56th Annual Meeting
October 8-10, 2010, Cleveland

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its fifty-sixth annual meeting will be hosted by Baldwin-Wallace College at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, and it is pleased to have the following keynote speakers for this event:

Martha Vicinus
Eliza M. Mosher Distinguished University Professor of English at the University of Michigan
Author of Intimate Friends: Women Who Loved Women, 1778-1928 and Independent Women: Work and Community for Single Women, 1850-1920

Retha Warnicke
Professor of History at Arizona State University
Author of Mary, Queen of Scots and The Marrying of Anne of Cleeves: Royal Protocol in Early Modern England

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. Especially welcome are roundtables and panels that:

• offer cross-disciplinary perspectives on topics in British Studies
• discuss collaborative or innovative learning techniques in the British Studies classroom
• 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
• engage histories of sexuality and gender identities in Britain
• illuminate the social, personal, and political protocols of early modern British culture
• examine new trends in British Studies
• assess a major work or body of work by a scholar

The MWCBS also invites submissions for a special series of panels engaging the work of David Cressy, Humanities Distinguished Professor of History at Ohio State University and author of Dangerous Talk: Scandalous, Seditious, and Treasonable Speech in Pre-Modern England and Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England. Professor Cressy will serve as respondent for these sessions.

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

Proposals should 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, please include a brief 200 word preview of the panel as a whole. In addition, please place the panel proposal, and its accompanying paper proposals and vitas in one file. Please make certain that all contact information, particularly email addresses are correct and current. All proposals should be submitted online by May 15, 2010, (an extended deadline) to the Program Committee Chair, Rick Incorvati, at rincorvati@wittenberg.edu.

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

MWCBS Program Committee: Rick Incorvati, Chair, Wittenberg University; Gene Beiriger, DePaul University; Lori Campbell, University of Pittsburgh; Lia Paradis, Slippery Rock University; Amy Whipple, Xavier University.

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The North American Conference on British Studies Essay Contest Committee invites you to nominate one of your students for the Annual Essay Prize. This is intended for undergraduates enrolled at United States universities and colleges (there is a complementary contest for students enrolled in Canadian colleges and universities) and the Committee awards up to six prizes of $100 each. Please nominate your student according to the following guidelines:

1) The essay must have been written while the author was enrolled as a degree-seeking undergraduate. Essays written for courses and theses are acceptable.

2) Each essay must be nominated by a member of the NACBS and no individual member can nominate more than one essay per year.

3) Essays in any field of British Studies are invited, including, but not limited to, Literature, Art, Art History, History and Cultural Studies.

4) Essays should be between 10 and 25 pages of text, excluding notes.

5) Please submit a letter of nomination, including the full name, permanent address and email contact information for the student, along with one electronic or hard copy of the essay no later than June 1, 2010, to: Prof. Peter Hoffenberg, Department of History, 2530 Dole Street, Sakamaki Hall, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822-2283. Email: peterh@hawaii.edu

Please feel free to contact Peter if you have any questions and thanks for considering your students and for forwarding this information if appropriate.
Peter H. Hoffenberg
Associate Professor of History
University of Hawaii, Manoa
2530 Dole Street
Sakamaki Hall A203
Honolulu, HI 96822-2283
USA

Phone: 808 956-8497
Fax: 808 956-9600 to the attention of Hoffenberg

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March
30
2010

New Reviews for March on Reviews in History

Posted by dannymillum under Announcement | Tags: IHR, Reviews | 0 Comments

The following reviews of possible interest to followers of the Intelligencer were published in March in the Institute of Historical Research’s e-journal Reviews in History (http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews).

We begin with Pauline Croft assessing (no. 865, with the editor’s response here) the special issue of Historical Research devoted to Henry VII and then John Baxendale finding much to praise in Brian Harrison’s contribution to the New Oxford History of England, Seeking a Role: The United Kingdom 1951-1970 (no. 867, with response).

Next up is a work on the evolution of British unionism, the less-studied counterpart to Irish nationalism. The Making of British Unionism, 1740-1848: Politics, Government and the Anglo-Irish Constitutional Relationship by Douglas Kanter is reviewed for us here (no. 869) by Jacqueline Hill.

In the field of religious history we have a review (no. 873, by Carmen Mangion) of Carol Engelhardt Herringer's new book covering Victorian representations of the Virgin Mary, Victorians and the Virgin Mary: Religion and Gender in England, 1830-85.

On a completely different tack we have the first comprehensive study of medieval parks, as Aleks Pluskowski reviews (no. 877) Stephen Mileson’s Parks in Medieval England.

Barbara Yorke then tackles (no. 878) Marilyn Dunn’s new work The Christianization of the Anglo-Saxons c. 597-c. 700. Discourses of Life, Death and Afterlife, in which ethnography and anthropology are combined with a historical approach in an erudite, but sometimes controversial, contribution to the debate.

Finally John Beckett takes issue (no. 879, with a response by the author here) with a book (Image of A Lost Frontier Revealed: Regional Separation in the East Midlands by Alan Fox) seeking to test the hypothesis that there was, in England, a patchwork of historical regions that largely coincided with major drainage basins, which in turn allied closely with pre-1974 counties.A list of all our British and Irish history reviews can be found here: http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/subject/geographical-area/britain-and-ireland

As always, all comments or suggestions should be sent to danny.millum@sas.ac.uk.

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The Journal of British Studies is calling for papers on all aspects of British queer history. Articles can be from the medieval period to the present day. This is for a special issue to be published in late 2011 or early 2012, to be guest edited by Brian Lewis (McGill University). Articles should be 10,000-12,000 words long, follow the JBS format, and be submitted by Nov. 1, 2010.

For more information, see http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/JBS/instruct.html or contact the editors at jbs.history@mcgill.ca or Brian Lewis at brian.lewis@mcgill.ca.

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The North American Conference on British Studies essay contest in British Studies for undergraduates enrolled at United States universities and colleges awards six prizes of $100 each, according to the following guidelines:

1.    The essay must have been written while the author was a degree-seeking undergraduate at a U.S. college or university. Essays written for courses, or as theses are acceptable.

2.    Each essay must be nominated by a member of the NACBS. No individual may nominate more than one essay in any one year.

3.    Essays in any field of British Studies are welcome.

4.    Essays should be between 10 and 25 pages, excluding citations and references.

5.    Please submit a letter of nomination (including the permanent mailing address and email contact information for the student) along with an electronic or three hard copies of the essay by June 1, 2010 to Professor Peter Hoffenberg, Department of History, University of Hawaii, 2530 Dole Street, Sakamaki Hall A203, Honolulu, HI 96822-2283. Email: peterh@hawaii.edu.

6.    For further information please feel free to contact Prof. Hoffenberg at the above address.

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February
6
2010

NACBS 2010 Submissions Site

Posted by jaskelly under Announcement, Conferences, NACBS | Tags: Conferences, NACBS, nacbs2010, proposal, submission | 0 Comments

The 2010 NACBS Submissions Site is now operational and ready to accept proposals.  You can find the site by visiting www.nacbs.org/conference.html.  Alternatively, you can go directly to http://nacbsproposal.fiu.edu.  At this site, you will find detailed submissions instructions.  After reading the instructions, organizers will be able to submit singe papers, three-paper panels, and four-paper roundtables for consideration.  The Program Committee looks forward to considering all submissions.   If you have questions or if you wish to make a submission that deviates from these formats, please contact the Program Chair, Lara Kriegel, at nacbsprogram@gmail.com.

Please make submissions by the deadline of Monday, March 1, 2010.

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The NACBS DISSERTATION YEAR FELLOWSHIP is awarded to support dissertation research in the British Isles on any topic of British (including Scottish, Irish and Imperial) history or British Studies. The Fellowship consists of a $8,000 stipend. The runner-up will receive a $3,000 travel grant. Each advisor may nominate one candidate, who should be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada, enrolled in a Ph.D. program in a U.S. or Canadian institution, and who has, at the time of application, completed all degree requirements save the dissertation.

  • The nomination must be made by the student's dissertation advisor, supported by one additional letter of recommendation.   The nominating advisor must be a member of the NACBS.
  • The candidate must need to travel to the British Isles for the purpose of dissertation research. The awardee must conduct full-time research in the British Isles for an extended stay.

Procedures for Application:

  1. Application consists of the two letters of nomination and recommendation described above; a one-page curriculum vitae of the candidate; and a 1000 word research proposal written by the candidate, which should explain the importance of the topic to the field of British history and include a description of the relevant primary materials that are to be consulted in the British Isles.  Appended to the CV should be a list of the financial support (source, type and amount) received by the applicant since the beginning of graduate study, and an indication of any current pending applications for financial aid to support dissertation research.
  1. Letters of reference should address themselves not only to the student's past record, but also to the importance of the topic and the need to pursue the research in the British Isles. The major advisor, in endorsing the candidate, is also confirming the ABD status of the candidate and the financial information requested above.

A copy of the application package should be sent to each member of the Dissertation Year Fellowship Committee listed below. Letters of reference should be placed in sealed envelopes, signed across the flap, and given to the applicant for inclusion in the application package. Applications must be postmarked by March 15, 2010. Send materials, including a current email address, to: Professor Nancy Ellenberger U.S. Naval Academy, History Department, 107 Maryland Ave., Annapolis, MD 21402 (email: ellenber@usna.edu); Professor Paul Deslandes, University of Vermont History Department, Wheeler House, 133 S. Prospect Street, Burlington, VT  05405 (email: Paul.Deslandes@uvm.edu); Professor Jim Masschaele, History Department, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 16 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, N.J. 08901-1108 (email: massch@rci.rutgers.edu).

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The JOHN BEN SNOW FOUNDATION PRIZE is a $500 prize awarded annually by the North American Conference on British Studies for the best book by a North American scholar in any field of British Studies dealing with the period from the Middle Ages through the eighteenth century.  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 nominated.  A publisher may nominate more than one title each year but should use discretion and not overburden the Prize Committee.

The 2010 competition covers books published in 2009.  Separate copies of the letter of nomination and of the book nominated should be sent by April 1, 2010 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 Ken MacMillan
Department of History
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T2N 1N4
email: macmillk@ucalgary.ca

Professor Linda Mitchell
Department of History
203 Cockefair Hall
University of Missouri-Kansas City
5100 Rockhill Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
email: mitchellli@umkc.edu

Professor Sara Butler, Chair
Loyola University New Orleans
History Department
6363 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
email: sbutler@loyno.edu

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February
4
2010

ALBION BOOK PRIZE 2010 COMPETITION

Posted by jaskelly under Announcement, Grants and Awards | 0 Comments

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 2010 competition covers books published in 2009.  Separate copies of the letter of nomination and of the book nominated should be sent by April 1, 2010 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
Department of History
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330-8250
(email: Jeffrey.auerbach@csun.edu)

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

•    Professor Oz Frankel, Chair, Albion Book Prize Committee
Committee on Historical Studies
New School for Social Research
80 Fifth Avenue, Fifth Floor, Room 512
New York, NY 10011
(email: frankelo@newschool.edu)

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