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January
8
2010

New Reviews for December on Reviews in History

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The following reviews of possible interest to followers of the British and Irish Studies Intelligencer were published in December in the Institute of Historical Research’s e-journal Reviews in History.

This month we begin with evaluations of two books on 18th-century history. First Rosalind Carr (no. 831) tackles Karen O’Brien’s Women and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century Britain (see here for the author’s response), while a very different and more male-oriented aspect of the period is discussed in Jason Kelly’s review (no. 832) of The Hell-Fire Clubs: Sex, Satanism and Secret Societies by Evelyn Lord.

Two books on medieval history next – Miriam Müller and Chris Briggs discuss (no. 835 and response) the latter’s Credit and Village Society in Fourteenth Century England, while elsewhere a book of comparative religious and cultural history, A Tale of Two Monasteries: Westminster and Saint-Denis in the Thirteenth Century by William Chester Jordan, is reviewed (no. 836) by Andrew Abram.

Adam Matthew’s new website, The Grand Tour, collates letters, diaries, printed guidebooks, travel writing, maps, paintings and architectural plans within one searchable online resource. It’s reviewed here (no. 839) by Katy Layton-Jones.

Our other review this month is by Laura Tabili, who recommends (no. 840) Jacqueline Jenkinson’s new book on the racial violence of 1919, Black 1919: Riots, Racism and Resistance in Imperial Britain.

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

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January
7
2010

NACBS Reception at the AHA

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The NACBS will host a reception at the AHA on Saturday, January 9 from 6:00-7:00 in the Hyatt Del Mar A.

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CALL FOR PAPERS
NORTH AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON BRITISH STUDIES

ANNUAL MEETING
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
NOVEMBER 12-14, 2010

The NACBS and its Mid-Atlantic affiliate, the MACBS, seek participation by scholars in all areas of British Studies for the 2010 meeting.  We solicit proposals for panels on Britain, the British Empire, and the British world.  Our interests range from the medieval to the modern.  Though primarily a conference of historians, we welcome participation by scholars across the humanities and social sciences, especially on interdisciplinary panels.

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.  North American scholars, international scholars, and graduate students are all encouraged to submit proposals to the NACBS Program Committee.

Strong preference will be given to complete panel or roundtable proposals that consider a common theme.  Panels typically include three papers and a comment; roundtables customarily have four presentations.  Individual paper proposals will also be considered in rare cases.  Those with single paper submissions are strongly encouraged 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).

Committed to ensuring the broadest possible participation of scholars in British Studies, the Program Committee will give priority to those who did not read papers at the 2009 meeting.   Panels that include both graduate students and established scholars are especially encouraged, as are submissions with broad chronological focus and interdisciplinary breadth.  In order to encourage intellectual interchange, we ask applicants to compose panels that feature participation from a range of institutions.  Single-institution panels are not encouraged; similarly, graduate supervisors are discouraged from appearing on panels with their own students and very recent graduates.   No participant will be permitted to take part in more than one session except in exceptional circumstances cleared by the Program Committee, and no more than one proposal will be considered from each applicant.

All submissions must be received by March 1, 2010.
For details, directions, and online submission, see www.nacbs.org/conference.html.

Please send questions about panel requirements
and suggestions about program development to
Lara Kriegel, NACBS Program Chair
Department of History, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199
nacbsprogram@gmail.com

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December
4
2009

New Reviews for November on Reviews in History

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The following reviews of possible interest to followers of the Intelligencer were published in November in the Institute of Historical Research’s e-journal Reviews in History.

The first is a review by Alice Reid (no. 817, with editor’s response) of the Small and Special database of patient admissions at the hospital from 1852 until 1914.

Elsewhere a new paperback edition of the Blackwell Companion to Britain in the Later Middle Ages provoked debate (no. 816, and response) between Rowena Archer and the editor S. H. Rigby, while an unsettling account of racism in Britain, Sascha Auerbach’s Race, Law and ‘The Chinese Puzzle’ in Imperial Britain, is analysed (no. 815, again with an authorial response) by Flemming Christiansen.

A new collection of previously published essays by one of Britain’s leading economic historians, Martin Daunton, is reviewed (no. 821) by Jim Tomlinson, who finds State and Market in Victorian Britain: War, Welfare and Capitalism provides a powerful analysis of the dynamics of the Victorian state.

Another pre-eminent historian covered this month is Glenn Burgess, and you can read a review here (no. 822) by Sarah Mortimer of his latest work, British Political Thought, 1500-1660: The Politics of the Post-Reformation. The author’s response is also available.

Also, make sure to check out Peter Yearwood’s response to Carolyn Kitching’s review of Guarantee of Peace: The League of Nations in British Policy 1914-1925.

A very different subject is discussed in Catherine Rider’s take (no. 826) on an examination of differing presentations of men’s and women’s magic in the medieval period and beyond, Hedi Breuer’s Crafting the Witch: Gendering Magic in Medieval and Early Modern England.

The Cabinet Papers 1915-1978 is a new online resource from The National Archives, and is given a glowing review here (no. 828) by Michael J. Hopkins, while in the field of cultural history Ginger Frost’s Living in Sin: Cohabiting as Husband and Wife in Nineteenth-Century England is reviewed (no. 830) by Tanya Evans.

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

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December
3
2009

Call for Book Review Editors: H-Albion, Britain 1689-1815

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H-Albion is looking for candidates to serve as our Book Review Editor for Britain (1689-1815).  Applications are invited from scholars specializing in the long eighteenth century.  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 23 December 2009.

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December
3
2009

British Studies Intelligencer (1962-2001) Online

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The NACBS is happy to announce that back issues of the British Studies Intelligencer (1962-2001) are available online at

http://www.ulib.iupui.edu/digitalscholarship/collections/BSI

The issues are open access and fully searchable.

The NACBS would like to thank the Library and the School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis for scanning, hosting, and providing metadata for the back issues.  Special thanks are due to Peter Stansky and Kristi Palmer, Associate Librarian at IUPUI.

The Intelligencer, now the British and Irish Studies Intelligencer (BISI), is available as a blog through the NACBS website (at <http://www.nacbs.org/>)  or directly at http://nacbs.edublogs.org/.

There a still a few issues that are missing.  They are listed below  If you have old issues and are willing to offer them to the NACBS archive, please contact Jason M. Kelly at jaskelly@iupui.edu.

Series 1

1960, vol. 1, no. 1
1960, vol. 1, no. 2
1960, vol. 1, no. 3
1961, vol. 1, no. 4

1961, vol. 2, no. 1
1961, vol. 2, no. 2
1961, vol. 2, no. 3
1962, vol. 2, no. 4

1962, vol. 3, no. 2

1964, vol. 4, no. 1

1966, vol. 4, no. 3

Series 2

1971, vol. 2, no. 1

1972, vol. 2, no. 2
1972, vol. 2, no. 3

1973, vol. 3, no. 3

1975, vol. 5, no. 1

1975, vol. 6, no. 1

Series 3

1984, vol. 5, no. 1

Series 4

1990, vol. 6, no. 1

1991, vol. 7, no. 1


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November
30
2009

British Studies Intelligencer (1962-2001) Online

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The NACBS is happy to announce that back issues of the British Studies Intelligencer (1962-2001) are available online at

http://www.ulib.iupui.edu/digitalscholarship/collections/BSI

The issues are open access and fully searchable.

The NACBS would like to thank the Library and the School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis for scanning, hosting, and providing metadata for the back issues.  Special thanks are due to Kristi Palmer, Digital Scholarship, Associate Librarian at IUPUI.

The Intelligencer, now the British and Irish Studies Intelligencer (BISI), is available as a blog through the NACBS website (at <http://www.nacbs.org/>)  or directly at http://nacbs.edublogs.org/.

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H-Albion is looking for candidates to 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 20 December 2009.

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November
21
2009

PCCBS Annual Graduate Paper Prize

Posted by jaskelly under Announcement, Grants and Awards | Tags: awards, pccbs, prizes | 0 Comments

The Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies (PCCBS) invites
submissions for the annual prize for the best conference paper presented
during the 2009 calendar year by a graduate student member of the Pacific
Coast Conference on British Studies. The prize will be awarded at the
Spring 2010 meeting at Pomona College on March 19-21. The winner will
receive a monetary prize of $200.00 and be recognized at the annual
meeting.

Submissions should be made by the graduate student who presented the
paper. Both the student and major professor must be members of the PCCBS. All graduate student papers presented at the 2009 PCCBS meeting at the
University of San Diego are treated as submissions. Also eligible for
submission are papers presented at another conference held during the 2009
calendar year by a graduate student studying at a university within the
PCCBS region. Faculty advisors among the PCCBS membership are urged to
encourage their eligible students to participate in the prize competition.

The written version of the conference paper, mirroring the oral conference
presentation, must be based on original research and deal with a topic
within British Studies. Excursive footnotes may be added.

Submitted papers, along with documentation concerning the conference where
the paper was presented, must be received by the committee chair by
January 8, 2010. Please submit the paper in the form of a digital copy
sent as an email attachment or in the form of three hard-copies sent by
mail to:

Dr. Sammie McGlasson (Prize Committee Chair)
4425 Juanita Ave
Chino, CA 91710
sammiemac@earthlink.net

Reposted from http://www.pccbs.org/?p=133

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The National Archives, London has sent a response to the NACBS Principal Officers' letter of 10 September 2009 regarding the proposed changes to
TNA service prompted by budgetary cuts.  View the original letter here, and read the response here.

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