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The Journal of British Studies

Founded in 1961, the Journal of British Studies is the official publication of the North American Conference on British Studies. All members of NACBS automatically receive a subscription to the quarterly Journal of British Studies, which is published by Cambridge University Press. Many of its articles are now open access.


The Journal of British Studies publishes peer-reviewed scholarly articles by both established and emerging scholars from around the world that explore diverse perspectives on the past and that place the long history of Britain in a range of global contexts. The journal provides a forum for innovative approaches to the study of Britain and its empire and welcomes research that is comparative, transnational, and global in scope. The journal also publishes book reviews, highlighting new multidisciplinary work in British Studies for its international readership.

Latest Articles

“Lavender for Lads”: Smell and Nationalism in the Great War

Jessica P. Clark

Landscapes of Hope and Crisis: Dereliction, Environment, and Leisure in Britain during the Long 1970s

Otto Saumarez Smith

From Rejection to Reconciliation: Protestantism and the Image in Early Modern England

Tara Hamling and Jonathan Willis

National Orphans and a Nation's Trauma: Experience, Emotions, and the Children of the 1916 Easter Rising Martyrs

Caoimhe Nic Dháibhéid

Meet our
Associate Editors!

Aidan Forth

From the Vault

Featured articles from past issues 

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Florence Nightingale and J.S. Mill Debate Women's Rights

Evelyn L. Pugh (1982)

Published in 1982, this article examines the private debate on women’s rights that took place in correspondence between Florence Nightingale and J.S. Mill.

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Emily Davies and the Women's Movement, 1862-1867

Andrew Rosen (1979)

This piece, originally published in 1979, explores Emily Davies’ central role in founding and leading the first women’s suffrage society and her ultimate break from involvement in the suffrage movement.

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Editorial Team

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Tammy Proctor

Editor, Journal of British Studies

Utah State University

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Onni Gust

Book Review Editor, Journal of British Studies

University of Nottingham


Nadja Durbach

Editor, Journal of British Studies

University of Utah

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David Gehring

Book Review Editor, Journal of British Studies

University of Nottingham

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Chelsea Reutcke

Assistant Editor, Journal of British Studies


Richard Hornsey

Book Review Editor, Journal of British Studies

University of Nottingham

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