Deadline for Submissions: Monday, 15 October 2012
Decisions on Inclusion: Thursday, 1 November 2012
This serves as a call for papers for the sixth annual Britain and the
World Conference. The conference will be held in Austin, Texas at the
Harry Ransom Center on the beautiful campus of the University of Texas
at Austin from Thursday, 28 March through Saturday, 30 March, 2013.
Following our successful 2012 conference in Edinburgh, Scotland,
Britain and the World returns to Austin for 2013. Papers will focus
on British interactions with the world from the seventeenth century to
the present and will highlight the importance of British history from
a global perspective. Established scholars, scholars at the beginning
of their careers, and graduate students are welcome to apply and
present at the conference.
Confirmed lectures for the 2013 conference include the Opening Lecture
and the third annual Frank Turner Memorial Lecture on Thursday, 28
March. The Keynote Address will occur on Friday, 29 March in
conjunction with British Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.
Finally, the second annual Britain and the World Lecture will take
place on Saturday afternoon, 30 March. More information about these
lectures will appear in our Newsletter in the months ahead. To
receive our free monthly newsletter please sign up by visiting
www.britishscholar.org, enter your e-mail address at the top, and
The fourth annual Wm. Roger Louis Prize, awarded to the best paper
delivered at the Britain and the World Conference, will also be
announced on 30 March. The Prize is worth $1000 and the winning paper
will appear in a forthcoming issue of the Society’s journal Britain
and the World: Historical Journal of The British Scholar Society,
published by Edinburgh University Press. The Britain and the World
Conference will include our Conference Icebreaker on Thursday night,
28 March at Icenhauer’s in downtown Austin, our Dinner Party on Friday
night, 29 March, as well as a pub crawl through downtown Austin on
Saturday night, 30 March. These events will provide numerous
opportunities for networking and merrymaking in and around the live
music capital of the world.
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 four papers and should be
submitted by one person who is willing to serve as the point of
contact. Complete panels must also include a chair. In addition to
abstracts for each individual paper, panel submissions 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 Britain and the World Conference
must be received by Monday, 15 October 2012. Decisions on inclusion
will be made by Thursday, 1 November 2012. Submissions should be made
electronically to email@example.com. Updates regarding the
conference will be periodically posted to the British Scholar website.
It is hoped that participants will be able to call upon their
departments for hotel and transportation expenses.
Information on hotel accommodation and conference registration will be
forthcoming. It should be noted that becoming a member of The British
Scholar Society entitles you to a discounted registration rate. We
also offer a discounted registration rate for students. Membership in
The British Scholar Society for 2013 is available on the British
Scholar website by visiting our membership page at
www.britishscholar.org/british-scholar/membership/. If you have any
questions about the forthcoming conference, please contact the
Conference Organizing Committee directly at
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