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January
21
2010

CFP: NECBS, 24-25 September 2010, Burlington, VT

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Call for Papers, Annual Meeting, Burlington, Vermont, September 24-25, 2010

The Northeast Conference on British Studies (NECBS) will hold its annual meeting in 2010 in Burlington, Vermont, on Friday and Saturday September 24 and 25. The 2010 conference will be hosted by the University of Vermont, with Paul Deslandes in charge of the local arrangements.

We solicit the participation of scholars in all areas of British Studies, broadly defined. In particular, we welcome proposals for interdisciplinary panels that draw on the work of historians, literary critics, and scholars in other disciplines whose focus is on Britain and its empire, from the Middle Ages to the present. Proposals for entire panels on a common theme will be given priority, although individual paper proposals will also be considered if several of them can be assembled to create a viable panel. Proposals for roundtable discussions of a topical work, or current issue in the field, or pedagogical practices with respect to the teaching of particular aspects of British Studies are also encouraged. The typical ninety-minute panel will include three papers, each lasting fifteen-twenty minutes, a chair, and a commentator. Roundtables may have a looser format.

Proposals should include a general description of the panel or roundtable (including an overall title), a 200-300 word abstract for each paper to be read and a one-page curriculum vitae for each participant. The address, phone number, and e-mail address of EVERY participant (including the chair and commentator) must be included in the proposal. For panel or roundtable proposals the name of the main contact person should be noted clearly. Electronic submissions (as e-mail attachments in Word) are preferred, with all the various materials presented in a single document.

All submissions must be received by March 15, 2010 (final decisions will be announced in June 2010).

Please send your proposals to:
Margaret R. Hunt
Department of History
Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002-5000
mrhunt@amherst.edu

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January
17
2010

CFP: SCBS, 5–7 November 2010, Charlotte, NC

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THE SOUTHERN CONFERENCE ON BRITISH STUDIES
2010 MEETING
Charlotte, NC
CALL FOR PAPERS
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 15 March 2010

The Southern Conference on British Studies solicits proposals for its 2010 meeting to be held 5–7 November 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The SCBS will meet in conjunction with the Southern Historical Association.

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 20–25 minutes. Also, please submit a curriculum vitae for each participant.

PROPOSALS SHOULD BE POSTMARKED BY 15 MARCH 2010 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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January
17
2010

CFP: WCBS, September 24-25, 2010

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WESTERN CONFERENCE ON BRITISH STUDIES
September 24-25, 2010
Marriott Courtyard & Residence Inn
Austin TX

The Western Conference on British Studies announces that it will hold its 2010 Meeting in Austin, TX on September 24-25, 2010, at the Marriott Courtyard and Residence Inn. Professor Brian Levack, of the University of Texas at Austin, will be serving as plenary speaker for what promises to be an exciting and convivial conference.

The WCBS welcomes proposals from faculty and graduate students, for individual papers and complete sessions on all aspects of British Studies and the British experience, including: History, Philosophy, Politics and Government, Literature, Arts, and Culture. In addition, the WCBS seeks proposals addressing Comparative History, the British Empire, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Historiography, the teaching of British History/Studies and the conditions of British Studies in North American colleges and universities.

Papers and Presenters: For each proposed paper please provide a brief abstract (200 words), and for each participant please provide a brief CV (1-2 pages). Complete sessions should have three papers, a chair and a commentator. A c.v. should also be provided for the chair and commentator.

Complete Sessions: For complete session proposals, please identify the individual who will serve as the contact between the program chair and the session participants. Further, please provide a full address, including e-mail, for the contact persons.

Chairs and Commentators: If you are interested in serving as a session chair or commentator, please submit a notice, a brief c.v., and an indication of areas/topics in which you would interested in providing a comment.

All proposals for papers and sessions should be submitted either as Microsoft word, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF documents, by May 1, 2010, to BOTH of the program co-chairs:

tabili@u.arizona.edu (Professor Laura Tabili, University of Arizona) jbronste@nmsu.edu (Professor Jamie Bronstein, New Mexico State University)

If you have any questions, please contact either program co-chair by email, or call Jamie Bronstein at 575-646-4200.

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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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