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The Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies (PCCBS) invites paper and
panel proposals for its fortieth annual meeting, to be held at the Faculty
Club at the University of California, Berkeley, March 8-10, 2013.

The PCCBS invites papers representing all fields of British Studies --
broadly defined to include those who study the United Kingdom, its
component parts and nationalities, as well as Britain's imperial cultures.
We welcome proposals from scholars and doctoral candidates in a wide
range of disciplines across the humanities, social sciences, and the arts,
including History, Literature, Political Science, Philosophy, Religion,
Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Theater Studies, and Art History.

Proposals for individual papers, partial panels, or complete panels are
all welcome, although complete panel proposals are preferred.  We
encourage the submission of proposals dealing with interdisciplinary
topics, as well as panels on new pedagogies and technologies associated
with British Studies.

The deadline for submission of proposals/panels is NOVEMBER 15, 2012.
Proposals should include a 200-words abstract for each paper plus a 1-page
c.v. for each participant.  Those submitting full or partial panel
proposals should include a brief description of the panel plus a 1-page
c.v. for the panel chair as well as for its commentator.  Please place the
panel proposal, its constituent paper proposals, and all vitae in one
file, making certain that your contact information, especially e-mail
addresses, are correct and current.  Proposals should be submitted via
e-mail attachment by Nov. 15, 2012, to:

Professor Michelle Tusan, PCCBS Program Chair
Department of History, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
[email protected]
 

The North American British Music Studies Association (NABMSA) announces the creation of the biennial Diana McVeagh Prize for Best Book on British Music. The prize is named in honor of pioneering British music writer, Diana McVeagh, who is the author of books on and musical editions of British composers Edward Elgar and Gerald Finzi, among others. Her books are known for their insightful interpretations of music and its context, and the lyrical quality of her prose.

The first Diana McVeagh Prize will be awarded in November of 2013. Any book on British music – including monographs, books within a series, eBooks, or collections of essays (if all of the essays within are centered on the study of British music) are eligible for consideration for the Prize. To be considered for the Diana McVeagh Prize, Candidates must be members of NABMSA in good standing for the prize year (2013), and must submit a copy of the book to be considered postmarked by no later than July 1, 2013, to the Secretary of NABMSA at the following address:

Prof. Nathaniel G. Lew, Secretary
North American British Music Studies Association
c/o Department of Fine Arts
Saint Michael's College
One Winooski Park, Box 377
Colchester VT 05439

The winner of the Prize will be announced at the 2013 Business Meeting of NABMSA to be held in Pittsburgh, PA in November of 2013.

More information on the Diana McVeagh Prize for Best Book on British Music and information on joining NABMSA may be found at the Association’s website,www.nabmsa.org.


October
23
2012

Pre-circulated NACBS Papers online

Posted by jaskelly under Conferences, NACBS | Tags: History Working Papers |

history_working_papers.jpgThe latest addition to History Working Papers (http://www.historyworkingpapers.org) is online and includes papers for the upcoming NACBS 2012:

Linking the Digital Past: British History and the Impact of the Semantic Web
Seth Denbo, University of Maryland
http://www.historyworkingpapers.org/?page_id=262

Textmining British Studies: an Overview of Recent Developments
Tim Hitchcock, University of Hertfordshire
http://www.historyworkingpapers.org/?page_id=266

As many of you know, History Working Papers (HWP) is an online space for scholars to share works-in-progress with their peers. After uploading a conference paper, essay, or article manuscript to the HWP website, authors can invite others to read their work and make comments in the margins. As more people respond, writers get more feedback. But, unlike traditional comments done on paper, HWP allows commenters and authors to interact with each other. They can read each other’s marginalia and engage in dialogue about it. In fact, entire threaded discussions can take place in the margins.

If you are presenting at NACBS (or simply have a paper that you would like to post) and would like to pre-circulate your paper through History Working Papers, please contact Jason M. Kelly at [email protected]


food.jpgCALL FOR PAPERS NOW OPEN
Food in History: Anglo-American Conference 2013, 11-12 July 2013
Senate House (London)
 
From famine to feast, from grain riots to TV cookery programmes, dieting to domesticity, food features in almost every aspect of human societies since prehistoric times. At its annual summer conference in 2013 the Institute of Historical Research aims to showcase the best of current scholarly writing, research and debate on the subject. Our plenary lecturers include Ken Albala, Susanne Freidberg, Cormac O’Grada and Steven Shapin. The  conference will include a publishers’ book fair, policy forum, film screenings and a historic food recreation event. Bursaries will be available enabling postgraduate students to attend.
 
Panel proposals (three papers each plus chair) and individual paper proposals are invited on topics across the full range of food history from ancient to contemporary times, and from all areas of the world: for example: food technology and regulation; global foods and the globalisation of food trade; migration and culinary culture; restaurants; food religion and status; diet and nutrition; individual commodities; agriculture, distribution and markets; retail, advertising and consumption. Early career researchers are particularly encouraged to participate.
 
Please send your proposal to [email protected]by 15 December 2012. The finalised conference programme will be published in January 2013.


Call for PapersLehman College

MID-ATLANTIC CONFERENCE ON BRITISH STUDIES
ANNUAL MEETING

Plenary Speaker: Deborah Valenze, Barnard College

LEHMAN COLLEGE, CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24, 2013

 

The MACBS, an affiliate of the NACBS, the main organization for British Studies in Canada and the United States, seeks participation by scholars in all areas of British Studies. We solicit proposals for papers and panels on Britain, the British Atlantic World, and the British Empire broadly defined. Our interests range from the ancient to the contemporary and we welcome participation by scholars of history, anthropology, literature, art, politics, economics and related fields. Senior faculty, junior faculty, and graduate students are all encouraged to participate.

Proposals for individual papers and full panels are welcome. Paper proposals should include a brief (no more than 250 words) abstract of the paper and a curriculum vita. Full panel proposals should also include a concise description of the panel’s overall aim and indicate which panel member will serve as the organizer and primary contact.

All submissions must be received by 21 December 2012


Send proposals via email to:

Daniel Beaver
Department of History
Pennsylvania State University
[email protected]


and

Laura Beers
Department of History
American University
[email protected]


For additional information, see MACBS website:

www.lehman.edu/academics/arts-humanities/history/macbs/index.php

 

 


This is a gentle reminder that the deadline for regular registration for this year's NACBS is fast approaching; after October 1, the rates will go up.  Online registration is fast and easy at http://www.nacbs.org/conference/.  In addition to guaranteeing yourself the lower rate, timely registration makes things much easier for the conference organizers.

Also, the deadline for booking at the conference rate at our host hotel, the Montreal Marriott Chateau Champlain, is October 18.  We urge you to stay at the conference hotel, as the special rates we negotiated are based on filling a specified number of rooms.  More information about the hotel as well as about transportation can also be found at http://www.nacbs.org/conference/.

We very much appreciate your attention to these matters, and look forward to seeing you in Montreal November 8-10.


NORTH AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON BRITISH STUDIES
2013 NACBS-HUNTINGTON LIBRARY FELLOWSHIP COMPETITION

The NACBS, in collaboration with the Huntington Library, offers annually the NACBS-HUNTINGTON LIBRARY FELLOWSHIP to aid in dissertation research in British Studies using the collections of the library. The amount of the fellowship is $3000. A requirement for holding the fellowship is that the time of tenure be spent in residence at the Huntington Library. The time of residence varies, but may be as brief as one month. Applicants must be U. S. or Canadian citizens or permanent residents and enrolled in a Ph.D. program in a U. S. or Canadian institution.

Nominations and applications for the 2013 award are invited. Please note that the applications are due on November 30, 2012. Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae, two supporting letters (one from the applicant's dissertation advisor), and a description of the dissertation research project. The letter should include a description of the materials to be consulted at the Huntington and the reason that these are essential sources for the dissertation.

A copy of the application package should be sent to each member of the Huntington Library Fellowship Committee listed below. Letters 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 November 30, 2012. Awards will be announced by January 30, 2013.

Applicants for the NACBS fellowship are also welcome to apply to supplement that award with a short term award from the Huntington Library itself under the terms of its own fellowship competition, the closing date for which is also November 30 2012. See: http://www.huntington.org/huntingtonlibrary.aspx?id=566.

Send materials to:

Professor Melissa Harkrider
Department of History
Wheaton College
501 College Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187
[email protected]

Professor Carole Levin
Department of History
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
612 Oldfather Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588
[email protected]

Professor Stephen M. Miller
Department of History
265D Stevens Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469
[email protected]


Here is the NACBS Program Draft in Word and PDF:

 

NACBS Program Draft 2012 (Word)

NACBS Program Draft 2012 (PDF)

 

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I am pleased to announce that, thanks to Professor Miles Taylor, the director of the Institute of Historical Research (University of London), and the IHR staff, the American Friends of the IHR (AFIHR) are now able to offer a new benefit that will be helpful for many scholars. It was a worrying development when the Royal Historical Society’s Bibliography of British and Irish History became a proprietary service under the aegis of Brepols Publishing some time ago. Many libraries have been unable to afford institutional subscriptions to BBIH since then, and annual subscriptions for individuals are now pegged at $171.
 Beginning January 1, 2013, however, AFIHR members can have annual subscriptions for $55, a savings of approximately two-thirds. The basic level for AFIHR membership is $45. If you wish to take advantage of this opportunity, please note that subscriptions are for the calendar year that begins January 1 and that the IHR needs to provide Brepols a list of AFIHR members who have opted to buy the subscription by mid-November. If you are not a member of the AFIHR, the advantages that come with membership are listed on our website. If you know of anyone who might find this extraordinary resource useful, please pass along this information. Our website provides a membership form that is easy to download and print (http://castle.eiu.edu/localite/britain/afihr).
                                                                        Sears McGee
                                                                        President – AFIHR
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The North American Conference on British Studies is seeking a new editorial team for the Journal of British Studies, including a new general editor or co-editors, and a new book review editor or co-editors. The current editors' term ends in summer 2014, and the Association hopes to select new editors a year earlier to facilitate the transition process.  Editors are appointed to a five-year term.  Those interested in applying should contact Professor Cynthia Herrup of the University of Southern California History Department ([email protected]). The application deadline for both positions is November 30, 2012.

 

The Journal of British Studies, published four times a year, is the premier journal in the field, with a very high ISI citation impact rating. Starting in January2013, the journal will be published by Cambridge University Press.

 

 

Interested parties should be aware that the editorship and the book review editorship (both open to a team) are not related. Applicants should specify which of these positions interests them.  Editorial subventions provide funding for editorial assistants for each of the two positions, but applicants will require a commitment of support from their home institutions.  The current editorial teams are happy to answer questions about their duties.  You can contact Brian Cowan ([email protected]) or Elizabeth Elbourne ([email protected]) about the journal editors’ responsibilities and Amy Froide ([email protected]) or Gail Savage ([email protected]) about the book review editors’ responsibilities.  Questions and inquiries can also be directed to the NACBS president, Dane Kennedy ([email protected]), or vice president/president-elect, Keith Wrightson ([email protected]).

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