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Conference 2016

Britain and the World Conference 2016

22-4 June, King’s College London     *Please note the change in venue and date change*


Conference Program Now Available!

2016 Conference Program

Dinner Party (Thursday, 23 June) Now Available!

2016 Dinner Party

The Conference Dinner will be a buffet with wine and full bar service on board the Golden Flame, which will depart from just outside the conference venue at Temple Pier at 7 pm prompt, cruise along the Thames, returning and docking at 10.30 pm. Guests will be able to stay on board until midnight. Price includes meal and ½ bottle of wine or equivalent per person.

Conference Registration Now Open!

To register for the conference, please visit Kings College London’s estore at the following address:

Registration rates:

Members: faculty £150, students £100

Non-members: faculty £200, students £150

The rates are for all three days of the conference, and include refreshments (coffee, tea, water) throughout the day, lunch every day, and wine reception on the first day (The conference dinner will be separate and information about that will be sent out soon).

Not only because it’s almost entirely defrayed in registration fees, we very much encourage you to become members of the society, which additionally means you’re a subscriber to the journal, which will be posted to you and you also gain web access to the archive. The journal is published twice a year at present, but is shortly to move to three. If you would like to become a member of the British Scholar Society ($59) to take advantage of the discounted rate, please register before the conference by going to:

Conference 2016 Accommodations:

We have secured 100 rooms at the Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way, WC1H 0DG, just off Russell Square. The conference venue is 20 minutes’ walk (down Southampton Row/Kingsway), or 10 minutes’ on a constant stream of buses (numbers 68, 59, 91, 168, and 188) which is much quicker than the tube.  There are many other, more expensive, hotels, even closer.

Royal National rates are £98 for a single room and £123 for a twin room if booked by phone, £88 for a single room and £113 for a twin room if booked online: Guests can also take advantage of their online BOGO Offer – complimentary dinner on the night of arrival for bookings of 2 or more consecutive nights. Early booking is advised, and any remaining rooms will be released on 28 May.

Additionally we have also arranged rooms from the LSE at their Bankside House, also 20 minutes’ walk, over the river. Prices for Bed and Breakfast per night: single room with shared bathroom £59; 2 single en-suite connecting rooms, £98, triple room en suite, £131, and quad room en suite, £147.  or call 02079557676.

Call for Papers:

Deadline for Submissions:  Monday, 4 January 2016

Notifications as to Inclusion:  Friday, 22 January 2016

This is the call for papers for the ninth annual Britain and the World Conference, which will be in London in June 2016. Paper and panel proposals should focus on Britain’s interactions with the world from the beginning of the seventeenth century to the present.  Established scholars, scholars at the beginning of their careers, and graduate students are all equally welcome to apply and present at the conference.

The keynote speaker is Professor Catherine Hall (University College London), and the three plenary speakers are Professor Stephen Conway (University College London), Professor Margaret Hunt (Uppsala University), and Professor Philip Murphy (Institute of Commonwealth Studies).

The Britain and the World Conference is always a very sociable conference, and the 2016 conference will be no different, with the Conference Icebreaker on the Thursday evening, the Dinner Party on the Friday evening, and a post-conference night out in Soho beginning on the Saturday evening.

The conference accepts both individual paper and complete panel submissions. Submissions of individual papers should include an abstract of 200 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, 4 January 2016. Submissions should be made electronically to editoratbritishscholardotorg  (editoratbritishscholardotorg)  . Updates regarding the conference will be periodically posted to the Society website. It is hoped that participants will be able to call upon their departments for hotel and transportation expenses if necessary.

Britain and the World is the annual conference of The British Scholar Society. Our peer-reviewed journal – – is published by Edinburgh University Press, and our book series – – with Palgrave Macmillan. Submissions are encouraged to each, and representatives of both publishers will be present at the conference. To receive the Society’s free monthly newsletter please sign up by visiting, and please consider following @britishscholar on Twitter, and joining our Facebook group.

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 2016 will be available on The British Scholar Society website by visiting our membership page at beginning on 1 October.  If you have any questions about the forthcoming conference, please contact the Conference Organizing Committee.

Best wishes,
Michelle Brock
Martin Farr
Bryan Glass
Robert Whitaker
Conference Organizing Committee 2016
The British Scholar Society

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