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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

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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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Saturday, November 13, 2:30-4:30pm
Meet at the Charles St. Entrance of the Tremont Grand

On this tour learn how international trade, finance, and the railroad industry generated great wealth in nineteenth-century Baltimore, and how
this section of the city became home to its foremost cultural institutions, such as the Walters Art Gallery, the Peabody Conservatory, and the Enoch Pratt Library.

(Must pre-book and pre-pay at time of conference registration. $7 fee.)

For other Baltimore walking tours see the Star-Spangled Tours website:
http://www.starspangledtrails.org/news.html

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June
26
2010

NACBS 2010 Registration

Posted by jaskelly under Announcement, Conferences, NACBS | Tags: NACBS, nacbs2010, registration | 0 Comments

Dear Colleagues,

The 2010 Meeting of the North American Conference on British Studies is now open for registration at <http://www.nacbs.org/conference.html>.  We hope that you will join us in Baltimore, Maryland, from 12-14 November at the historic Tremont Suites Hotel.  Our program there will feature an extended format, with forty-nine regular sessions as opposed to the forty-two of recent years.  Special sessions will address new directions in early modern history, current developments in twentieth-century history, and pressing questions for the digital humanities.  Plenary speakers will include Richard Price and Amanda Vickery.  We look forward to seeing you in November.

Sincerely yours,
Lara Kriegel
NACBS Program Chair, on behalf of the NACBS Program Committee

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June
3
2010

Reviews in History - New British History Reviews for May

Posted by dannymillum under Announcement | Tags: IHR, Reviews | 0 Comments

The following reviews of possible interest to readers of the British and Irish Studies Intelligencer were published in May in the Institute of Historical Research’s e-journal Reviews in History.

Firstly Drew Gray reviews (no. 897, with the editor’s response) a resource which since its inception in 2003 has proved to be a time-saving boon for social historian, The Old Bailey Proceedings Online.

Our next review (no. 898, by Jennifer Cole) is of After the Bomb: Civil Defence and Nuclear War in Britain, 1945–68 by Matthew Grant. This looks at the evolution in post-war Britain of the policy of civil defence. It draws on recently declassified documents to show that though anti-nuclear campaigners didn't succeed in banning the bomb, they did play a significant part in exposing flaws in the central tenet of this policy, namely that a nuclear war could be survived.

The emergence of material culture as a subject for historical enquiry has brought to the fore the question of what constitute 'proper' sources for 'proper' history. Amanda Vickery's new book Behind Closed Doors. At Home in Georgian England combines the old and the new, utilising both an 'impressive array of original archival evidence' and 'kaleidoscopic range of material sources'. Read Helen Berry's review (no. 901) and the author's response.

Elsewhere, Oliver Blaiklock reviews (no. 900) a valuable contribution not just to the study of voluntary organisations and charities, but more broadly to the history of British civil society and citizenship, Kate Bradley’s Poverty, Philanthropy and the State: Charities and the Working Classes in London.

Nick Holder has written a monumental review of the fifteen paperback books on English local history produced by the England's Past for Everyone project, which aim to take the authoritative research tradition of the red Victoria County History volumes and package it in a more accessible and contemporary format. Read his review (no. 904) and VCH Director John Beckett’s response.

Finally Keith Lilley sets out to educate historians of medieval urbanism with a detailed account of medieval ideas on the city as macro- or microcosm, City and Cosmos: the Medieval World in Urban Form, reviewed (no. 906, with a response by the author) by Frances Andrews

A list of all our British and Irish history reviews can be found here.

As always, all comments or suggestions should be sent to danny.millum@sas.ac.uk.

Danny Millum
Deputy Editor, Reviews in History

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