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Conference 2017



Conference Registration is Now Open!

Members of the Society (Waged): $175


Members of the Society (Unwaged): $125


Non-members (Waged): $250


Non-members (Unwaged): $190


Dinner Party Now Available to Book!

The tenth anniversary Conference Dinner Party at the Oasis Restaurant on beautiful Lake Travis is now available to book here.

Waged: $60


Unwaged: $40

Conference Hotel Now Available to Book!

We will be holding the 2017 Britain and the World Conference at the Doubletree by Hilton – University Area.  The Group Code for booking hotel rooms that are part of our block is BWO.  You may also contact the hotel directly by calling
512-479-4000.  The room rate is $185 per night for either two Queen-sized beds or one King-sized bed.
DoubleTree Austin University Area Hotel Exterior


Dinner Party to be held at The Oasis on Lake Travis!

The Dinner Party for the Tenth Annual Britain and the World Conference will take place at the beautiful Oasis Restaurant on stunning Lake Travis!  The Dinner Party will occur on Friday, April 7, 2017 and buses will be provided to and from the restaurant.  Here is a picture to whet your appetite!


Call for Papers: Britain and the World Conference 2017

Place: Austin, Texas

Dates: April 6-8, 2017

Deadline for submissions (EXTENDED): Accepted on a Rolling Basis!

Decisions on inclusion: Made on a Rolling Basis

After London in June 2016, Britain and the World returns to Austin for 2017 and our tenth anniversary conference. As in 2015, the conference venue and hotel will be the Doubletree University Area, which is a five minute walk from the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. As ever, the conference is concerned with interactions within the ‘British world’ from the beginning of the seventeenth century to the present and will highlight the importance of transnational perspectives.

The Keynote Speaker will be Professor Carla Pestana of UCLA, and two other plenary speakers will be confirmed. There will be lunchtime roundtables on Brexit and on public history.

The conference accepts both individual twenty-minute papers and complete panel submissions. Panels are expected to consist of three 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, nor between graduate students and established academics.

As ever the conference icebreaker will be held on the first evening, the Dinner Party on the second, and the outings in downtown Austin on the third. These events will provide numerous opportunities for networking and more in and around the live music capital of the world.

All submissions for inclusion in the conference are accepted on a rolling basis, with decisions on inclusion announced within one week of submission. Submissions should be made by email to editoratbritishscholardotorg. Please submit all information in the body of your email (no attachments or PDFs, thank you) and in the following order: name, affiliation, email, paper title, abstract, keywords.

Updates regarding the conference will periodically be posted on the Society website. It is hoped that participants will be able to call upon their departments for hotel and transportation expenses as the conference is not able to offer financial support.

On Twitter the hashtag is #BATW2017. Registration for the Conference will open on 9 January 2017. If you have any questions about the forthcoming conference, please contact the Conference Organizing Committee directly at conferenceatbritishscholardotorg.

Best wishes,
Michelle Brock
Martin Farr
Bryan Glass
Conference Organizing Committee 2017

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