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November
19
2010

CFP: NACBS 2011

Posted by jaskelly under Announcement, Conferences | Tags: cfp, Conferences, NACBS, nacbs 2011, North American Conference on British Studies, wcbs | 0 Comments

NACBS/WCBS 2011CALL FOR PAPERS
NORTH AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON BRITISH STUDIES

ANNUAL MEETING
DENVER, COLORADO
NOVEMBER 18-20, 2011

The NACBS and its Western affiliate, the WCBS, seek participation by scholars in all areas of British Studies for the 2011 meeting. 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. North American scholars, international scholars and Ph.D. students are all encouraged to submit proposals for consideration.

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. 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 2011 conference, though we especially welcome papers from those who did not appear on the 2010 program. Panels that include both emerging and established scholars are especially encouraged, as are submissions with broad chronological focus and interdisciplinary breadth. We welcome the participation of junior scholars and Ph.D. candidates beyond the qualifying stage. To enable intellectual interchange, we ask applicants to compose panels that feature participation from a range of institutions. 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 15, 2011.
For details, directions and online submission procedures, see www.nacbs.org/conference.html.

Please send questions about panel requirements
and suggestions about program development to
Lara Kriegel, NACBS Program Chair
History and English Departments, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405
nacbsprogram@gmail.com

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November
9
2010

Reviews in History - New Reviews for October

Posted by dannymillum under Announcement | Tags: Reviews in History | 0 Comments

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

Our featured review (http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/971) this month is Leonard Schwarz’s take on Julie Flavell’s 'When London Was Capital of America', set at a time when people on both sides of the Atlantic viewed the city as their capital.

A very different London is the setting for Frank Mort’s 'Capital Affairs: London and the Making of the Permissive Society', in which the city serves as an urban prism bringing into focus changes in personal and sexual lives taking place in this period. Read Nigel Rapport’s review here (http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/968).

Then we have two very different books on injury and woundedness. The first, 'Containing Trauma: Nursing Work in the First World War' by Christine Hallett, deals with this from the perspective of nurses in the Great War (the review by Anne Crowther can be found here (http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/972)).Meanwhile the second, Sarah Covington’s 'Wounds, Flesh, and Metaphor in Seventeenth-Century England', set three hundred years earlier, is concerned instead with wounds as metaphors. It’s reviewed for us (http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/974) by Victoria Sparey.

We also have a discussion (http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/976) between Greg Smith and Drew Gray of the latter’s 'Crime, Prosecution and Social Relations: The Summary Courts of the City of London in the Late Eighteenth Century', which our reviewer found a fresh and welcome contribution to our understanding of the role of law in 18th-century London.

Then Joseph Monteyne takes on (http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/978) 'Printed Images in Early Modern Britain: Essays in Interpretation', an impressive new edited volume which ranges across a number of disciplinary boundaries.

Next Sally Sokoloff finds a new book on POW families casts light on a hitherto neglected field, as she reviews (http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/981) 'War and Welfare: British Prisoner of War Families, 1939-45' by Barbara Hately-Broad.

Lastly this month on the book front Vic Gammon is slightly disappointed (http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/980) by a new book on the historical and cultural study of popular song, Robin Ganev’s 'Songs of Protest, Songs of Love: Popular Ballads in Eighteenth-Century Britain'.

The first of two digital resources covered this month is the online appearance of that venerable institution 'Mass Observation, and Mass Observation Online' is both enjoyed and recommended (http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/969) by our reviewer Nick Hubble. Then we have the 'London Transport Museum Film Collection Online', which our reviewer Barbara Schmucki (http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/982) recommends as a collection of films which is both an invaluable source and immensely entertaining.

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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October
14
2010

Coalition on the Academic Workforce (CAW) Survey

Posted by jaskelly under Announcement | Tags: ACLS, CAW, Coalition on the Academic Workforce | 0 Comments

The ACLS is backing this multi-disciplinary survey of non-tenure-line faculty.  The survey, for all fields, collects data on working conditions from all those who teach off the tenure track (including graduate students).

The Coalition on the Academic Workforce (CAW) invites all members of the contingent academic workforce in U.S. colleges and universities to participate in this survey. The survey inquires about course assignments, salaries, benefits, and general working conditions as members of the contingent academic workforce experience them at the institutional level. We invite participation from all instructional and research staff members employed off the tenure track, including faculty members employed either full- or part-time, graduate students remunerated as teaching assistants or employed in other roles, and researchers and post-doctoral fellows.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VNNNRVS

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September
28
2010

Midwest Conference on British Studies Listserv

Posted by jaskelly under Announcement, Regionals | 0 Comments

Dear All,

In order to make the MWCBS more efficient, we've transferred our mailing list to a listserv.  The MWCBS Listserv is a moderated list and functions to make announcements to MWCBS members and friends.  You will receive very few messages, and these will pertain only to MWCBS business.

Member can send MWCBS-related announcements to the list, but these will be moderated.  To receive and make general announcements or queries to the British Studies community, please use H-Albion.

Please encourage your colleagues and students to join the list.  It is important that we are able to be in contact with all members and friends of the MWCBS community.

You can leave the list at any time. Information is below.  There is also subscription information on the website at
<http://mwcbs.edublogs.org/listserv-mwcbs-l/>

I look forward to seeing you in Cleveland in October.

Best wishes,
Jason

--

Jason M. Kelly, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of British History, IUPUI

School of Liberal Arts
Indiana University
Department of History, IUPUI
Cavanaugh Hall 503N
425 University Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5140

Using LISTSERV commands

Subscribing and Unsbscribing

To subscribe to mwcbs-l, send the following line in the body (not in the subject line) of a message addressed to listserv@iupui.edu:

subscribe mwcbs-l

To unsubscribe to mwcbs-l, send the following line in the body (not in the subject line) of a message addressed to listserv@iupui.edu:

unsubscribe mwcbs-l

Sending Messages

To send email to a mwcbs-l, address your message to:

mwcbs-l@iupui.edu

NOTE: Messages are moderated and are sent only if they relate to MWCBS business.

Configuring Your Account

To configure your account, we recommend using the listserv interface at https://listserv.iupui.edu.  You will need to provide your email address and a password.

Digest
To receive a daily digest of announcements, send the following line in the body (not in the subject line) of a message addressed to listserv@iupui.edu:

set mwcbs-l digest

Suspending Subscription
If you are away for an extended period, suspend your account by sending the following line in the body (not in the subject line) of a message addressed to listserv@iupui.edu:
set mwcbs-l nomail

Upon your return, you can reinstate your account by sending the following line in the body (not in the subject line) of a message addressed to listserv@iupui.edu:

set mwcbs-l mail

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September
2
2010

NACBS 2010 REMINDER

Posted by jaskelly under Announcement, Conferences, NACBS | Tags: NACBS, nacbs 2010 | 0 Comments

Dear Colleagues,

If you are planning on attending this year's NACBS conference to be held in
Baltimore November 12-14, 2010, just a reminder of two important upcoming
dates:

The deadline for early registration is: October 1, 2010. After this date
registration rates increase from $165 to $195 for NACBS members.

The deadline for booking accommodation at the conference rate is: October,
13, 2010.

For registration and hotel information, please go to the NACBS website:
http://www.nacbs.org/conference.html

See you in Baltimore!

Amy Froide & Lynn Botelho
Local Arrangements, Co-Chairs, NACBS 2010

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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 $2000. 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 2011 award are invited. Please note that the applications are due on November 30, 2010. 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, 2010. Awards will be announced by January 30, 2011. Send materials to: Professor Johann Sommerville, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of History, 3211 Mosse Humanities Bldg, 455 N. Park St., Madison, WI 53706 (email: jsommerv@wisc.edu), Professor Melissa Harkrider, Department of History, Wheaton College, 501 College Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187 (email: Melissa.L.Harkrider@wheaton.edu), and Professor Carole Levin, Department of History, University of Nebraska, Lincoln,612 Oldfather Hall, NE 68588 (email: clevin2@unl.edu).

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August
6
2010

MWCBS 2010 Hotel Reservations

Posted by jaskelly under Announcement, Conferences | Tags: cleveland, Conferences, hotel, mwcbs, mwcbs2010, reservations | 0 Comments

The MWCBS 2010 will meet at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel (24 Public Square; Cleveland, Ohio 44113 US) on 8-10 October 2010. We encourage you to book your rooms as early as possible, using the MWCBS discounted group code.

To make online reservations using the MWCBS discounted group code, click here

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/clebr?groupCode=bribria&app=resvlink&fromDate=10/7/10&toDate=10/10/10

The telephone number for guests is 1-800-HOTELS1 (1-800-468-3571).

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The annual meeting of the Northeast Conference on British Studies will take place this year on the campus of the University of Vermont in Burlington on Friday September 24 and Saturday September 25. The draft program, registration form, and all local arrangements details are now available on the new NECBS website -- (all three documents can be downloaded by clicking on the box on the right-hand side of the home page). The deadline for registration and hotel bookings is August 31.

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The NACBS 2010 Program is available to view or download as .pdf here.

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The program for the MWCBS 2010 is available in both .pdf and html formats on the MWCBS website.

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