This serves as a call for papers for the First Annual British Scholar Conference. The conference will be held in Austin, Texas from Friday November 2nd to Saturday November 3rd on the campus of the University of Texas. The conference focuses on eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth century British history. The British Scholar Conference exists to highlight the importance of British history from varied perspectives. Whether focusing on the study of economics, empires, identities, or politics, the British influence on modern society cannot be underestimated. In order to understand Britainís vast contribution to our world we must study its history. Thus, British history is the cornerstone of the British Scholar Conference. Both established scholars and graduate students are welcome to apply and present at the conference.
The first annual British Scholar Conference is unique in that the finest papers presented will be included in the very first issue of the British Scholar journal. Although papers presented at subsequent conferences may be published within the journal, their inclusion will be decided through the peer-review process. The papers that are published in the inaugural issue of British Scholar will be narrowed down by the Editorial Advisory Board and voted on via a secret ballot by all those attending the conference on Saturday November 3rd.
Submissions of individual papers should include an abstract of 150-300 words as well as a few descriptive keywords. Panels, which are expected to consist of three to five papers, should be submitted by the person willing to serve as both chair and respondent. In addition to abstracts for each individual paper, the panel chair should also include a brief 100-150 word introduction describing the panelís main theme. The conference does not discriminate between panels and individual submissions and papers.
All submissions for inclusion in the inaugural British Scholar Conference must be received by Sunday, March 25, 2007. Decisions on inclusion will be made by June 1, 2007. Submissions should be made electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Updates regarding the conference will be periodically posted to this website. It is hoped that participants will be able to call upon their departments for hotel and transportation expenses.
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