This serves as a call for papers for the second annual British Scholar Conference. The conference will be held in Austin, Texas on Friday February 20th and Saturday February 21st, 2009 on the University of Texas campus. The conference, which is organized by the British Scholar Society and British Studies at the University of Texas, focuses on British history from 1688 to the present. The purpose of the British Scholar Conference, just like the forthcoming British Scholar journal, is to highlight the importance of British history from varied perspectives. Established scholars, scholars at the beginning of their careers, and graduate students are welcome to apply and present at the conference.
We are proud to announce that the distinguished historian Linda Colley will serve as the keynote speaker for the 2009 British Scholar Annual Conference. Linda Colley's works include: "The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh: A Woman in
World History" and "Britons: Forging the Nation 1707-1837." Amongst her many accolades, Professor Colley delivered the Prime Minister's Millennium Lecture at 10 Downing Street in 1999.
The conference accepts both individual paper and complete panel submissions. Submissions of individual papers should include an abstract of 150-300 words as well as a few descriptive keywords. Panels are expected to consist of
three to five papers and 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 panel's main theme. The conference does not discriminate between panels and individual paper submissions.
All submissions for inclusion in the British Scholar Annual Conference must be received by Sunday, June 1, 2008. Decisions on inclusion will be made by August 25, 2008. Submissions should be made electronically to
email@example.com. Updates regarding the conference will be periodically posted to the British Scholar website at www.britishscholar.org. It is hoped that participants will be able to call upon their departments for hotel and transportation expenses.
Conference Organizing Committee
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