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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 have taken place in Vancouver (2019), Providence (2018), Denver (2017), Washington, D.C. (2016), Little Rock (2015), Minneapolis (2014), 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. 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.

Welcome to NACBS 2022 


Chicago, Illinois
November 10-13, 2022

Attendees can register HERE.

The meeting will be held near the “Magnificent Mile” at:

The Sheraton Grand
301 E North Water St, Chicago, IL 60611

Reservations at the conference rate of $199/night can now be booked at this link.

NACBS Chicago 2022 Registration Rates:
Note — Early Bird Registration is available through Sunday, October 2.

NACBS Member early bird $275
NACBS Member standard $300
Non-member early bird $295
Non-member standard $325
Student/ECR/Retiree early bird $150
Student/ECR/Retiree standard $175

Registration for the Saturday luncheon plenary is an additional $40


NACBS 2022 Final Program



If you have questions about the submission process or suggestions for program development, please contact:

Michelle D. Brock
NACBS Program Chair
Associate Professor of History
Washington and Lee University
[email protected]

For questions related to local arrangements for the NACBS Annual Conference please contact the NACBS Executive Director, Laura Beers at [email protected].


Michelle Brock, Washington & Lee University (chair)
Rachel Weil, Cornell University
Elizabeth Elbourne, McGill University
Tehila Sasson, Emory University
Christienna Fryar, University of Liverpool
Kennetta Hammond Perry, De Montfort University
Louisa Foroughi, Lafayette
Hilary Bogert-Winkler, Sewanee
Kathy Grenier, The Citadel


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)

Midwest Conference on British Studies (MWCBS)

Northeast (NECBS)

Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies (PCCBS)

Southern (SCBS)

Western (WCBS)

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).


Chicago, IL, November 10-13, 2022.