The North American Conference on British Studies meets annually, normally in a joint meeting with one of the regional conferences, and occurs over a weekend, beginning on a Friday.
The national and regional meetings offer a wide range of sessions as well as opportunity for exchange of views among scholars from around the world. In recent years, the joint national meetings meetings have taken place in Portland (2013), Montreal (2012), Denver (2011), Baltimore (2010), Louisville (2009), Cincinnati (2008), San Francisco (2007), Boston (2006), Denver (2005), Philadelphia (2004), Portland (2003), Baltimore (2002), Toronto (2001), Pasadena (2000), Cambridge (1999), Colorado Springs (1998), Pacific Grove, CA (1997), Chicago (1996), Washington, D.C. (1995), Vancouver (1994), Montreal (1993), and Boulder (1992).
The NACBS also participates at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in January and at the annual Anglo-American Conference of Historians in London in July. From time to time, the NACBS cooperates with other organizations in the sponsorship of major scholarly symposiums, in association with the Royal Historical Society, the British Association for American Studies, and others.
Other events and information are regularly updated on H-Albion, the H-Net discussion list in British and Irish history.
NORTH AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON
BRITISH STUDIES ANNUAL MEETING
NOVEMBER 7-9, 2014
Call for Papers
The NACBS and its Midwest affiliate, the Midwest Conference on British Studies, seek participation by scholars in all areas of British Studies for the 2014 meeting. We will meet in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from November 7-9, 2014. 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.
Panels typically include three papers and a comment, and ideally a separate chair; roundtables customarily have four presentations, as well as a chair; proposals which only include papers will be less likely to succeed. We are not able to accommodate individual paper proposals; those with paper ideas may 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 (email@example.com). All scholars working in the field of British Studies are encouraged to apply for the 2014 conference. 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.
The submission website at http://www.nacbs.org/conferences.html will open in mid January; submissions will close as of March 1, 2014. 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
If you have questions about local arrangements, including hotels, registration, please contact the local arrangements chair, Anna Clark.
If you are publisher and would like to advertise in the program or set up a display at the conference, please contact the local arrangements chair, Anna Clark.
If you are a conference participant and have questions about the program, please contact the program chair, Susan Amussen.
In addition to the national meeting, each of the regions holds their own annual conference. The following calls for papers or programs for regional meetings are available:
Middle Atlantic (MACBS)
New York City, April 5-6, 2014
(with NACBS) Minneapolis, MN, November 7-9, 2014
North East (NECBS)
Lewiston, Maine, October 17-18, 2014
Pacific Coast (PCCBS)
Riverside, CA, March 7-9, 2014
Atlanta, GA, November 13-16, 2014
(with NACBS) Little Rock, Arkansas, November 11-14, 2015
St. Pete Beach, FL, November 2-5, 2016
Calgary, Alberta, October 3-5, 2014
After a very successful joint meeting at Portland with the NACBS in 2003, Northwest Conference on British Studies (NWCBS) voted to disband this regional, with NWCBS members to be affiliated with either the Pacific Coast CBS or the Western CBS. But NWCBS continues to exist, virtually, with an unmoderated NWCBS listserv (to which all in the region are invited to subscribe).
UPCOMING NACBS MEETINGS
NACBS/PCCBS 2013 8-10 November 2013 Portland, OR
NACBS/MWCBS 2014 7-9 November 2013 Minneapolis, MN
NACBS/SCBS 2015 13-15 November 2014 Little Rock, AK