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

Registrations are now open for this year’s Anglo-American Conference of Historians, this year on the theme of 
Ancients and Moderns.

With the Olympics upon us in the UK it seems an appropriate moment to think more broadly about the ways in which the classical world resonates in our own times, and how successive epochs of modernity since the Renaissance have situated themselves in relation to the various ancient civilisations. From political theory to aesthetics, across the arts of war and of peace, to concepts of education, family, gender, race and slavery, it is hard to think of a facet of the last millennium which has not been informed by the ancient past and through a range of media, including museums, painting, poetry, film and the built environment. 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).

For programme and registrations details, please visit www.history.ac.uk/aach12 or contact the IHR Events Office at AncientsandModerns@lon.ac.uk or on 0207 862 8756.

 

The University of London is an exempt charity in England and Wales and a charity registered in Scotland (reg. no. SC041194)

 

 

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February
17
2012

Institute of Historical Research Seminar in Digital History

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Time: Tuesday, 21 February, 5.15 pm GMT

Venue: ST276 (Stewart House, second floor) and streamed live on the web at historyspot.org.uk

Magnus Huber (Giessen), 'The Old Bailey Corpus: Spoken English in the 18th and 19th centuries'

On Tuesday Magnus Huber will be talking about the use of historical court records in the investigation of language change.The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London's central criminal court, were published between 1674 and 1913 and constitute a large body of texts from the beginning of Present Day English (almost 200,000 trials, ca. 134 million words). The Proceedings were digitalized by the social historians Robert Shoemaker (University of Sheffield) and Tim Hitchcock (University of Hertfordshire) and are searchable at the excellent Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/), which also provides detailed background information on the Old Bailey and the publication history of the Proceedings.

This talk reports on a project that turned the Proceedings into the linguistic Old Bailey Corpus (OBC). Corpus linguistics relies on the statistical analysis of large collections of electronic texts to investigate language variation and/or language change. In the absence of recorded speech samples before the invention of the phonograph, language historians have turned to written text types that are close to spoken language. The Proceedings of the Old Bailey are particularly suitable for the study of spoken English as they were taken down by shorthand scribes, and their verbatim passages are arguably as near as we can get to the spoken word of the 18th and 19th centuries. The OBC identifies about 114 million words as direct speech from the 1720s onwards, of which 22 million words have received detailed mark-up for sociolinguistic (sex, profession, age, residence of speaker, role in the court-room) and textual variables (the shorthand scribe and publisher of individual Proceedings).

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The IHR Seminar in digital history is actively engaged in presenting and discussing new methodologies which have been made possible through the development of computational methods for the study of history. Further information can be found on the IHR Seminar page at http://www.history.ac.uk/events/seminars/321.  Follow us on twitter @IHRDigHist or join the mailing list for seminar announcements: http://groups.google.com/group/ihr-digital-history-seminar-announce

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February
16
2012

NACBS 2012 Paper Submissions

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The server on which the University of Chicago Press hosts the NACBS site has been down, which means that our site has not been updated.  In the meantime, we wanted to send the announcement below.  Please circulate widely.

The proposal submission website for the 2012 NACBS in Montreal is now available at http://nacbs.ucmerced.edu/call-for-submissions

If you have any difficulties with the site, please email nacbsprogram@gmail.com.  Due to the late opening of the site, the deadline for submissions will be March 10.

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North American Conference on British Studies Undergraduate Essay Contest 2012

Each year the NACBS awards twelve prizes of $100.00 each to the best essays on British topics submitted by undergraduates studying in American and Canadian universities.

Essays may be from any department –History, English, Philosophy, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, etc–as long as they relate to British Studies and date from 2011/2012.
Essays must have been written while the author was a degree-seeking undergraduate at a U.S. or Canadian college or university.

Essays should be no longer than 25 pages (please, no theses).

Submissions must be accompanied by a nominating letter from the professor who taught the course for which the essay was written. Nominating faculty must be current members of the NACBS. Please include the permanent mailing address and email contact information for the student.

Send a paper copy of the essay and the letter of nomination to EACH of the following 3 members of the adjudication committee by June 15th, 2012 (3 copies in total).

Dr Rich Connors
Department of History
University of Ottawa
155 Séraphin Marion Street
Ottawa, ON
Canada, K1N 6N5

Dr Guy Ortolano
101 Halcyon Hill Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
USA

Dr Lisa Surridge
Department of English
University of Victoria
Victoria, BC
Canada, V8W 3W1

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NACBS DISSERTATION YEAR FELLOWSHIP 2012 COMPETITION

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.

2.    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 April 1, 2012. Send materials, including a current email address, to:

Professor David Campion
Department of History
Lewis & Clark College
0615 SW Palatine Hill Road
Portland, Oregon 97219, USA
Email: dave.campion@gmail.com

Professor Nancy Ellenberger
U.S. Naval Academy
History Department
107 Maryland Ave.
Annapolis, MD 21402
Email: ellenber@usna.edu

Professor Shannon McSheffrey, Chair
Department of History LB-1001
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Montreal, QC
Canada    H3G 1M8
Email: mcsheff@alcor.concordia.ca

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February
12
2012

WALTER D. LOVE PRIZE 2011 COMPETITION

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REMINDER: Deadline April 1, 2012

WALTER D. LOVE PRIZE 2011 COMPETITION

The WALTER D. LOVE PRIZE in History is a $150 award given annually by the North American Conference on British Studies for the best article or paper of similar length or scope by a North American scholar in the field of British history.  The 2012 prize will be awarded to an article published during the calendar year 2011.  The prize journal article or paper, which may be published anywhere in the world, should exhibit a humane and compassionate understanding of the subject, imagination, literary grace, and scrupulous scholarship.  It should also make a significant contribution to its field of study.  Chapters from longer works are not eligible, but papers appearing in edited collections of essays are eligible.

All scholars who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada and living in either country at the time of the award are eligible to compete.  A copy of the nominated article or paper should be sent by April 1, 2012 to each member of the Prize Committee.  For prompt attention, mark packages "NACBS Prize Committee."  Send submissions to:

Professor Sandra den Otter, Chair
Department of History
Queen's University
Kingston, ON
Canada
K7L 3N6
Email: denotter@queensu.ca

Professor Ethan Shagan
Department of History
UC Berkeley
3229 Dwinelle Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-2550
Email: shagan@berkeley.edu

Professor Nicoletta Gullace
Department of History
University of New Hampshire
Horton Social Science Center
20 Academic Way
Durham, New Hampshire 03824
Email: nfg@cisunix.unh.edu

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February
12
2012

JOHN BEN SNOW FOUNDATION PRIZE 2012 COMPETITION

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REMINDER: Deadline April 1, 2012

JOHN BEN SNOW FOUNDATION PRIZE 2012 COMPETITION

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 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 Ken MacMillan, Chair
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 Krista Kesselring
Department of History
Dalhousie University
6135 University Ave.
PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS
Canada B3H 4R2
Email: krista.kesselring@dal.ca

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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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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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December
12
2011

NACBS Undergraduate Essay Prize 2012

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As you're collecting end-of-term papers, consider nominating the best of them for the annual NACBS Undergraduate Essay Prize. Papers must not exceed 8000 words (excluding notes and bibliography), be written by degree-seeking undergraduates at Canadian or American universities, and be nominated by a current member of the NACBS (only one nomination per member).  To nominate a paper, email it to Guy Ortolano (ortolano@nyu.edu) AND Richard Connors (rconnors@uottawa.ca) by June 15, 2012.

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The North American Victorian Studies Association Conference for 2012, in Madison, Wisconsin, September 27-30, invites papers on the theme of networks. Keynotes include Amanda Anderson, Adam Phillips, and a visual networks panel with Caroline Arscott, Tim Barringer, Julie Codell, and Mary Roberts.  Participants will also be able to sign up for networks seminars of 15 presenters of  precirculated 5-page position papers on the topic.

March 1, 2012 is the deadline for electronic submissions of proposed papers and panels. We welcome proposals of no more than 500 words for individual papers; for panel proposals, please submit abstracts of 500 words per paper and a panel description of 250 words. Please include a one-page cv and submit all files in .pdf format to english.wisc.edu/navsa.  Conference threads might include:

--Networks of artists, critics, consumers, scholars
--Networks of print (books, chapbooks, newspapers, magazines, letters, pamphlets), including relations among publishers, printers, editors, writers, readers
--Commodity culture networks and the circulation of things and bodies
--Networks of discourse (such as science, religion, nature, politics)
--The science of networks, then and now
--Textual networks (characters, plot, language, intertextuality)
--Networks of influence, production, reception
--Networks of display or exhibition
--Fashioning networks among otherwise unconnected authors and historical figures
--Transnational and other migrations: geographic, cultural, ideological, rhetorical
--Borders and "borders" -- theorizing cultural connection, separation, entanglement
--Diasporic networks: cosmopolitanism, wandering, exile
--Clandestine networks such as spies, secret agents, and detection
--Networking technologies
--Network arts
--Social networks including leisure clubs and professional societies
--Family and kinship networks
--Victorian cities: streets, arcades, parks, or other networks of urban space
--Imperial networks
--Network forms: gossip, blackmail, suspense, serials,, periodicals, or other genres
--Psychic and supernatural networks: seances, spiritualism, mediums
--Digital networks and twenty-first century reading practices
--Networked periodization: romantic/victorian/modernist
--Networks of resistance: feminist, ecological, queer
--Networks of iteration and translation (between image, text, adaptation)

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Currently enrolled graduate students who presented papers at the recent WCBS/NACBS meeting in Denver are encouraged to submit their papers for consideration for the Bob McJimsey prize.The winner will received $500 and a citation. Submission details may be found on the WCBS website at http://www.wcbs.org.  The/ deadline for receipt of papers (preferably in pdf format) is 15 December 2011.

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November
28
2011

Report on the 2011 NACBS Annual Meeting

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Report on the 2011 Annual Meeting:

The 2011 annual meeting of the NACBS, which has just concluded, was a sparkling success.   Registered participants numbered 367, making it one of the most popular and successful meetings in recent years.   Those on the program included at least 37 scholars from British institutions, five from Australia, and one from France.   Some of the most distinguished scholars in the field of British studies were present; so too were a number of graduate students, 15 of whom received travel funding from the NACBS Stern fund.  The program offered 56 separate panels on a vast array of topics, periods, and places, providing a showcase of cutting-edge scholarship for all interests and tastes.  There were two stimulating plenary addresses, one by Pat Thane (Kings College London) on “Happy Families? Varieties of Family Life in Twentieth-Century Britain,” and the other by Thomas Cogswell (University of California, Riverside) on “The Duke’s Two Bodies: Politics and Political Culture in Early Stuart England.”  In addition, Philippa Levine (University of Texas at Austin) gave a presidential address on “Naked Truths: Bodies, Knowledge and the Erotics of Colonial Power.”

The conference was as socially convivial as it was intellectually stimulating.  The receptions on Friday and Saturday evenings were crowded with talkative conference participants, who then packed local restaurants and bars.  The weather in Denver was ideal, with clear skies and unseasonably balmy temperatures, and the facilities and services provided by the Sheraton Hotel were excellent.  Special thanks must go to Marjorie Levine-Clark (University of Colorado Denver) and Andrew Muldoon (Metropolitan State College of Denver), the local arrangements team who did so much to make the meeting such a success.  Next year we converge in Montreal, another appealing venue.  I hope to see you there.

The following prizes were presented at the Saturday awards reception:  the John Ben Snow Prize for the best book written about the period prior to 1800 went to Arianne Chernock for Men and the Making of Modern British Feminism (Stanford University Press).  The Albion Prize for the best book on the post-1800 period went to Elaine Hadley, Living Liberalism: Practical Citizenship in Mid-Victorian Britain (University of Chicago Press).   Susan Pedersen’s “Getting Out of Iraq—in 1932,” which appeared in the American Historical Review won the Love Prize for the year’s best article.  Honorable mention went to Amy Whipple, ‘Into every home, into every body: Organicism and anti-Statism in the British Anti-Fluoridation Movement, 1952-60’, Twentieth Century British History.   Stephanie Koscak (Indiana University) won the NACBS-Huntington Library Fellowship for her project, “Multiplying Pictures for the Public: Reproducing the English Monarch, c. 1649-1780.”   Dissertation Fellowship: Ryan Bibler (University of Virginia) was awared the NACBS Dissertation Fellowship for his project, “Extension and Adaptation of European Legal Forms to the English Atlantic World (c. 1550-1700).”  The Dissertation Travel Grant went to Samantha Sagui (Fordham University) for her project, “Law, Order, and the Development of Urban Policing in Late Medieval England.”  
President Levine was also pleased to announce that the Albion Prize is to be renamed next year the Stansky Prize in honor of the distinguished and beloved historian (and past president of the NACBS), Peter Stansky.

Dane Kennedy
NACBS President

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Call for H-ALBION Book Review Editor: History of England, Wales, and Scotland 1540-1689

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 1 December 2011

H-Albion: The H-Net Discussion Network for British and Irish History
http://www.h-net.org/~albion/

Twitter: @halbion

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NACBS/WCBS Restaurant Guide
The Denver Visitors’ Bureau http://www.denver.org lists many restaurants all over the city. There are lots of eating and drinking establishments very close to the hotel; it’s easy to grab a quick bite, sandwich, or burger on the 16th Street Mall.

You will find the FREE 16th Street Mall Shuttle the best way to move around downtown (or you can walk). The Shuttle stops at every corner on 16th Street between Civic Center and Wynkoop Street.

The following restaurants are highlights, according to me. I take my food and drink seriously.
~Marjorie Levine-Clark

 

Downtown
The following restaurants/drinking establishments are either walking distance or a free mall shuttle ride from the Sheraton:

9th Door, 1808 Blake St., http://www.9thdoor.com/. Really good tapas. Becomes a scene after 9pm or so.

Bistro Vendome, 1420 Larimer St., http://www.bistrovendome.com. Lovely French bistro with lots of atmosphere.

ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro, 1555 Blake St., http://www.cholon.com/denver/. A new favorite. Really interesting cocktails. Try the house-made tonic with Leopold’s gin.

Euclid Hall, 1317 14th St., http://www.euclidhall.com/. Homemade sausages and good beer.

Falling Rock Tap House, 1919 Blake St. http://fallingrocktaphouse.com/. Over 75 beers on tap. The real deal.

Marco’s Coal-Fired Pizza, 2129 Larimer St., http://www.marcoscoalfiredpizza.com/. If you’re an east-coast pizza snob (like me), Marco’s might not do it for you, but they do have tasty pies.

Osteria Marco, 1453 Larimer St., http://www.osteriamarco.com/. Homemade salami and cheeses, pizzas, and delicious fare all around.

Panzano, 909 17th St., http://www.panzano-denver.com/. Northern Italian. Good happy hour. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Pint’s Pub, 221 W. 13th Ave, http://pintspub.com/. Cask conditioned ales and the “purveyor of the largest selection of single malt whisky this side of Edinburgh, Scotland.” Not really downtown, but walking distance from the Sheraton.

Restaurant Kevin Taylor, 1106 14th St., http://www.ktrg.net/. Very upscale, very good, very expensive.

Rioja, 1431 Larimer St., http://www.riojadenver.com/. Mediterranean. I highly recommend this one.

Sushi Sasa, 2401 15th St., http://www.sushisasadenver.com/. I might rate Sasa the best sushi in Denver (along with Sushi Den and Itzakaya Den, which are much further from downtown).

TAG Restaurant, 1441 Larimer St., http://tag-restaurant.com/.  Funky small plates and cocktails.

Tamayo, 1400 Larimer St., http://www.richardsandoval.com/tamayo/. Very good modern Mexican cuisine.

Vesta Dipping Grill, 1822 Blake St., http://www.vestagrill.com/.  Love the bar and small plates here. One of my favorites.

Wazee Supper Club, 1600 15th St., http://www.wazeesupperclub.com/. Excellent pizza (even according to east coast snob) and beer. Casual and fun.

Wynkoop Brewing Company, 1634 18th St., http://www.wynkoop.com/. The place that led the renaissance of LoDo. Brew pub and fare.

Confluence Park area
Take the 16th Street Mall Shuttle to the west end, walk down to 15th St. (If you like outdoorsy stuff – you’ll find the flagship REI in this area on the other side of 15th.)

House of Commons, 2401 15th St., http://www.houseofcommonstea.com/. Tea house with good salads, sandwiches, scones and cream.

Mona’s. 2364 15th St., http://monasrestaurant.com/. Breakfast and lunch. Very good.
Paris on the Platte, 1553 Platte St., http://www.parisontheplattecafeandbar.com/. Café and bar. Open late.

Proto’s Pizzeria, 2401 15th St. (actually on Platte St.), http://www.protospizza.com/. Not east coast pizza, but good. Fun atmosphere.

Zengo, 1610 Little Raven St., http://www.richardsandoval.com/zengodenver/. Asian-Latin fusion – and it works.

Uptown
A bus ride (the 20 down 17th) or long walk or cab from the Sheraton. My home turf.

Cheeky Monk, 534 E. Colfax, http://www.thecheekymonk.com/ . Belgian brews and pub fare. The 15 bus.

dBar Desserts, 1475 E. 17th Ave., http://www.dbardesserts.com/. More than just desserts. Always a crowd.

Il Posto, 2011 E. 17th Ave., http://www.ilpostodenver.com/.  Worth the trip. Delicious, fresh, innovative Italian. I’m a regular.

Olivea, 719 E. 17th Ave., http://www.olivearestaurant.com/. Mediterranean small and large plates. Yummy.

Parallel 17, 1600 E. 17th Ave., http://www.parallelseventeen.com/.  Modern Vietnamese. Good for small plates and large.

Steuben’s, 523 E. 17th Ave., http://www.steubens.com/. Funky diner-ish restaurant with good cocktails.

Strings, 1700 Humboldt St., http://www.stringsrestaurant.com/. An institution. Always good.

The Thin Man, 2015 E. 17th Ave. http://www.thinmantavern.com/. No food, great bar. Infused vodkas.

Vine Street Pub, 1700 Vine St., http://www.mountainsunpub.com/. Great beer, good pub fare.

Capitol Hill/Congress Park/Cherry Creek
A few are walkable, but most a cab ride. My other home turf. All of these would be worth the price of a cab.

Barolo Grill, 3030 E. 6th Ave., http://www.barologrilldenver.com/.  A special occasion meal. Northern Italian. Fantastic. Pricey.

Bones, 701 Grant St., http://www.bonesdenver.com/. Amazing. Noodle bowls and fantastic apps. Tiny place.

Fruition, 1313 E. 6th Ave.. http://fruitionrestaurant.com/. One of America’s top new restaurants in 2007. Intimate, lovely, local.

Lala’s Wine Bar and Pizzeria, 410 E. 7th Ave., http://www.lalaswinebar.com/Site/Home.html. Casual. Great wine list and really nice happy hour.

Le Central. 112 E. 8th St., http://www.lecentral.com/. “The affordable French restaurant.”
Luca d’Italia, 711 Grant St., http://www.lucadenver.com/. One of Denver’s best from one of Denver’s top chefs. Pricey.

Mizuna, 225 E. 7th Ave., http://mizunadenver.com/.  Same chef as Luca. Often voted Denver’s best. Pricey.

Potager, 1109 Ogden St., http://www.potagerrestaurant.com/. One of my favorites. All local. Small and large plates. No reservations.

Table 6, 609 Corona St., http://www.table6denver.com/. Interesting combinations, delicious results.

Highlands
A hopping neighborhood I rarely get to. All of these are highly rated restaurants that you can reach by bus or easy cab ride.

Bang! 3472 W. 32nd Ave., http://www.bangdenver.com/.

Duo, 2413 W. 32nd Ave., http://duodenver.com/. Local food.

Highland’s Garden Café, 3927 W. 32nd Ave., http://www.highlandsgardencafe.com/. Old Victorian houses. Lovely.

Lola, 1575 Boulder St., http://www.loladenver.com/. Modern Mexican.

Root Down, 1600 W. 33rd St., http://www.rootdowndenver.com/. Funky, fresh, local. Known for their cocktails.

Sushi Hai, 3600 W. 32nd Ave., http://www.sushihai.com/.

Z Cuisine, 2239 W. 30th Ave., http://www.zcuisineonline.com/. French Bistro.

Old South Pearl
Not close to downtown, but both of these are excellent. And, South Pearl is fun to stroll.

Izakaya Den, 1518 S. Pearl St., http://www.izakayaden.net/.

Sushi Den, 1487 S. Pearl St., http://www.sushiden.net/.

Also of note:
Buckhorn Exchange, 1000 Osage St., http://www.buckhorn.com/. An institution. Big game, etc. I’ve never been. Take light rail.

Taxis
Metro Taxi: 303-333-3333
Yellow Cab: 303-777-7777
Freedom Cab: 303-444-4444

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