The North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS) will be held in conjunction with the Northeast Conference on British Studies (NECBS) at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge, Massachusetts, on November 19-21, 1999.
The conference program, registration form and related information are available at the Northeast Conference on British Studies website:
http://www.wpi.edu/~phansen/necbs.html. Members of the NACBS and NECBS will receive this information in the mail as well.
The program includes a wide range of panels from the medieval period to the present, plenary addresses, and special sessions. The plenary addresses include:
Deborah Epstein Nord (Princeton University), "Children of Hagar: Gypsy Fascination in Nineteenth-Century Britain"
Fred Leventhal (Boston University), "British Writers, American Readers: Images of Britain During the Second World War"
Quentin Skinner (Cambridge University), "The Free-Born Briton: Changing Conceptions of Political Liberty in Britain Since the Seventeenth Century"
Special lectures will feature Keith Robbins (University of Wales) on Wales in British history and Mark Kishlansky (Harvard University) on Charles I and the early modern monarchy. In addition, three panels will consider the "the future of British Studies," scholarly resources on the world wide web, and job strategies for graduate students and recent recipients of the Ph.D.
The NACBS has arranged reduced rates at the Royal Sonesta Hotel. Reservations must be made directly with the hotel no later than October 21, 1999. Information regarding housing for graduate students is also available on the conference website.
For further information regarding conference registration, contact:
Peter Hansen, NECBS Secretary/Treasurer, email@example.com
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