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February 2014 Newsletter

Contents

  • I.     Reminder: Rolling Deadline for Submissions to 2014 Britain and the World Conference
  • II.   Extension of Lower January Rate for Annual Membership
  • III. Two Articles by Associate Editor Dr Helene von Bismarck
  • IV.  Lineup in March Issue of Britain and the World
  • V.    Essay Competition in BritishNavalHistory.com
  • VI.  Call for Submissions to Special Issue of Peace & Change on Northern Ireland

 

I. Reminder: Rolling Deadline for Submissions to 2014 Britain and the World Conference

The British Scholar Society would like to remind our newsletter recipients that we are still accepting submissions to the seventh annual Britain and the World Conference on a rolling basis until 14 March 2014. The conference, which will be held in Newcastle, UK from Thursday, 19 June through Saturday, 21 June 2014, at present still has ample open spaces for both individual and paper submissions, and so we encourage anyone who is interested to send in an abstract.

Submissions for paper and panel abstracts can focus on any element related to Britain’s interactions with the world from the seventeenth century to the present, and we are especially interested in those that 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.

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. Proposed 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/discussant. 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.

Submissions should be made electronically to editoratbritishscholardotorg  (editoratbritishscholardotorg)  

We will keep our members and newsletter subscribers informed of new information related to the conference in the coming months. For more information on the conference, its events, and accommodation arrangements, please go to http://britishscholar.org/2014-conference/

II. Extension of Lower January Rate for Annual Membership

For 2014, the cost of membership in The British Scholar Society will remain at $59 for the year. We have additionally extended the discount we normally give to those who sign up in January, thus that if you join before 10 February 2014 the price of your membership will be discounted to $52 for the year. Membership in the Society at this level must be renewed annually and includes the following benefits:

  • Two issues of Britain and the World: Historical Journal of The British Scholar Society
  • A discounted British Scholar Annual Conference registration rate
  • Access to Britain and the World on our Edinburgh University Press webpage
  • 20% off all history titles from Palgrave Macmillan
  • 20% off all history titles from Cambridge University Press
  • 20% off all books published by Edinburgh University Press
  • 10% off all Edinburgh University Press journal subscriptions

The Society also offers a Life Membership for one-time donations of $1000 or more.  In addition to the annual membership benefits, Life Membership includes:

  • A subscription to Britain and the World for life, with no need to renew
  • Full online access to Britain and the World for life
  • Your name will be featured in the Register of Life Members, found in each issue of Britain and the World and on The British Scholar Society website

Go to http://britishscholar.org/british-scholar/membership/ for more details on how to sign up for either level of membership in The British Scholar Society.

III. Two Articles by Associate Editor Dr Helene von Bismarck

Associate Editor of The British Scholar Society Dr Helene von Bismarck has published two fascinating articles that can be found on the Society’s website. The first is a careful and measured assessment of a seminar hosted by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) on the subject of the UK Mission to the United Nations. All of those interested in Britain’s post-1945 role in global politics should be sure to read it. It can be found at the following link:

http://britishscholar.org/publications/2013/07/30/witnessing-the-united-kingdom-at-the-united-nations/

Dr von Bismarck’s second article engages the vital question of the United States’ imperial character by questioning the role of the Anglo-American relationship in America’s and Britain’s connected and overlapping imperial experiences. Those interested in the global character of Britain as an empire and a cultural influence on American foreign policy must read Dr von Bismarck’s excellent contribution to the discussion of these important historical issues:

http://britishscholar.org/publications/2013/10/11/imperialism-and-the-global-anglo-american-relationship/

IV. Lineup in March Issue of Britain and the World

The table of contents for the March issue of Britain and the World: Historical Journal of The British Scholar Society. Its thoughtful and intriguing contributions include:

  • *Gregory A. Barton, “Is Meritocracy History?”
  • *Karen Fox, “An ‘imperial hangover’? Royal Honours in Australia, Canada and New Zealand,
  • 1917–2009”
  • *James Owen, “Exporting the Westminster model: MPs and colonial
  • governance in the Victorian era”
  • *John Griffiths, “The Branch Life of Empire: Imperial Loyalty Leagues in Antipodean Cities –
  • Comparisons and Contrasts with the British Mode”
  • *Christopher Sutton, “Britain, the Cold War, and ‘the importance of influencing the young’: a comparison of Cyprus and Hong Kong”
  • *Witness to History: Noel A. Kinsella and Charles Robert, “Britain, Canada and Scotland: Some Reflections on the History and Practical Nature of Accommodation”

 

V. Essay Competition in BritishNavalHistory.com

BritishNavalHistory.com has announced an essay competition for articles on British naval and/or maritime history (and related fields), which may be of interest to Society members and newsletter followers. The 2014 Alan Villiers Lecture Essay Competition is supported by the Society for Nautical Research, the Naval Review, and the British Naval Research Association. The deadline for submissions is 30 April 2014. The CFP and more information can be found at this link:

http://www.britishnavalhistory.com/2014-alan-villiers-memorial-lecture-essay-competition/

VI. Call for Submissions to Special Issue of Peace & Change on Northern Ireland

Peace & Change: A Journal of Peace Research has accounced a call for submissions to a special issue on peace process in Northern Ireland from 1994 to the present. Scholars with an interest in any aspect related to the peace process (as well as how the Northern Ireland peace process fits into discussions of peace and reconcilication more broadly) are encouraged to submit articles to be considered for inclusion. The deadline for submissions is 1 April 2014. More information can be found at the following link:

http://jdstover.wordpress.com/2014/01/03/call-for-papers-peace-change-a-journal-of-peace-research-special-issue-peace-and-society-in-northern-ireland-1994-2014/

 

 

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