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The official publication of the North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS), the Journal of British Studies, has positioned itself as the critical resource for scholars of British culture from the Middle Ages through the present. Drawing on both established and emerging approaches, JBS presents scholarly articles and books reviews from renowned international authors who share their ideas on British society, politics, law, economics, and the arts. In 2005 (Vol. 44), the journal merged with the NACBS publication Albion, creating one journal for NACBS membership.



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 $3000.  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 2016 award are invited. Please note that the applications are due on November 15, 2015.  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 15, 2015. Awards will be announced by January 30, 2016.

Applicants for the NACBS fellowship are also welcome to apply to supplement that award with a short-term award from the Huntington Library itself under the terms of its own fellowship competition, the closing date for which is also November 15, 2015. See:

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Chair: Dr. Steve Hindle
Director of Research
The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108  USA
Dr. Holly Brewer
Burke Chair of American History & Associate Professor
Department of History
University of Maryland
2115 Francis Scott Key Hall
College Park, MD 20742  USA
Dr. Brent Sirota
Department of History
North Carolina State University
350 Withers Hall, Campus Box 8108, Raleigh, NC 27695-8108  USA



NACBS-Huntington Library Fellowship (2014)

Catherine Medici-Thiemann, University of Nebraska: “`She Governs the Queen’: Jane Dudley, Mary Dudley Sidney, and Catherine Dudley Hastings’ Political Actions, Agency and Networks in Tudor England.”

Catherine Medici-Thiemann proposes to come to the Huntington to conduct research on the topic of women’s political power and influence at the court of Elizabeth I, an endeavor that will feed into her doctoral dissertation on the lives of Jane Dudley, Mary Dudley Sidney, and Catherine Dudley Hastings. Medici-Thiemann’s proposal was exemplary in the rigor with which she conducted her preliminary research into the Huntington’s collections, specifically identifying a significant tranche of material in the Hastings papers that will assist her substantially as she undertakes the reconstruction of the gendered political networks that lie at the heart of her project. The selection committee congratulates her on this significant achievement and the staff at the Huntington looks forward to welcoming her to the library in the near future.