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March 2014 Newsletter

Contents

  • I. Still Time to Submit Abstract for 2014 Britain and the World Conference
  • II. Reminder of Annual Membership Drive
  • III. March Issue of Britain and the World now available
  • IV. Article by Society Member Trevor Simmons
  • V. Call for Papers: “Representing World War I: Perspectives at the Centenary” Conference
  • VI. Call for Submissions to Special Issue of the English Academy Review on “Fragile Futures”

 

I. Still Time to Submit Abstract for 2014 Britain and the World Conference

There is still just over a week left to submit an abstract for the seventh annual Britain and the World Conference. The deadline for abstracts to be in is 15 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/.

A draft of the conference program will be available by the end of March.

 

II. Reminder of Annual Membership Drive

For 2014, the cost of membership in The British Scholar Society remains the same price that is was for 2013, namely $59 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. March Issue of Britain and the World now available

The March issue of Britain and the World: Historical Journal of The British Scholar Society is now available. It can be accessed at the following link:

http://www.euppublishing.com/journal/brw

The Editorial Introduction by Gregory A. Barton, “Is Meritocracy History?,” and an article by Karen Fox, “An ‘Imperial Hangover’? Royal Honours in Australia, Canada and New Zealand, 1917-2009,” are available to view for free.  If you would like access to the rest of the journal (including prior issues), you must obtain a membership ($59/year) in The British Scholar Society by going to http://britishscholar.org/british-scholar/membership/.

 

IV. Article by Society Member Trevor Simmons

Society member Trevor Simmons of the University of Texas-Austin has published a review essay on the Society’s website that will likely interest many of our newsletter recipients.  Titled “Settlers, Migrants, and the British World,” Mr. Simmons’ essay provides a perspective on Marjory Harper’s and Stephen Constantine’s book Migration and Empire and Robert Bickers’ book Settlers and Expatriates: Britons over the Seas, both of which are part of Oxford University Press’ Companion Series to the Oxford History of the British Empire. Mr. Simmons excellent essay can be found at the following link:

http://britishscholar.org/publications/2014/03/05/review-essay-settlers-migrants-and-the-british-world/

 

V. Call for Papers: “Representing World War I: Perspectives at the Centenary” Conference

Humber Liberal Arts @ IFOA (International Festival of Authors) has announced a call for papers for a conference reflecting on the First World War a century after it began. The conference will be held in Toronto, ON from 31 October through 2 November, 2014 at Toronto’s famous Harbourfront Centre, and will feature a range of panels on topics related to the Great War. The official CFP and more information on the conference can be found at the following link:

http://www.humber.ca/liberalarts-ifoa/

 

VI. Call for Submissions to Special Issue of the English Academy Review on “Fragile Futures”

The English Academy Review: Southern African Journal of English Studies has announced a call for submissions to a special issue on the concept of “fragile futures,” guest edited by Durham University’s Marc Botha. Scholars with an interest in the relationship between literature, fragility, and the future are encouraged to submit articles to be considered for inclusion. The deadline for submissions is 30 April 2014. More information can be found at the following link:

https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/node/54937

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