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 click Subscribe.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
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