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February 2015 Newsletter

I. Registration Now Open for 2015 Britain and the World Conference

The British Scholar Society is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2015 Britain and the World Conference, to be held in Austin, TX on 2-4 April 2015. The registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, and tea/coffee breaks on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the Doubletree Hotel, as well as participation in a variety of other plenary social events. Conference participants can register at the following link:

II. Draft Program for Conference Now Available

We would also like to inform our readers that the draft program for the 2015 Britain and the World Conference is now available. Please go to the following link to peruse the many and varied panels that will be featured at this year’s conference.

Check the conference website often (, as we will continue to post updates to the program as they become available.

III. Reminder: Rooms Available at Conference Hotel

We would like to remind our conference participants to book their rooms in the conference hotel before the booking deadline of 6 March 2015. We have a limited number of rooms blocked off for the conference, so please do not wait until the last minute to book.

IV. British Scholar Society Associate Editor on the Anglo-German Relationship

British Scholar Society Associate Editor Dr. Helene von Bismarck has published a thoughtful piece on memory and the Anglo-German relationship with regard to the hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. Dr. von Bismarck’s insights into this important issue can be read at the following link:

V. Call for Contributors to Volume on Early Modern Queenship, Empire, Trade, and Piracy

Early modern era specialists are invited to submit chapter proposals to an excited planned volume titled Queenship, Colonization, Piracy, and Trade during the Early Modern Period (1500-1800). Editors Estelle Paranque and Nate Probasco request that interested parties submit chapter proposals of 400-500 words and a short biography, including research interests and not exceeding 250 words, to queenshipcolonypiracytradeatgmaildotcom  (queenshipcolonespionacyatgmaildotcom)   by 1 July 2015. Accepted authors will be notified by 1 October 2015 and first drafts will be due 1 July 2016. Completed essays will be in the 6000-8000 word range. For more information on the project, please visit the following link:

VI. CFP for Conference at University of Liverpool on “Impassioned Britain”

The University of Liverpool will host a conference on the theme of “impassioned Britain,” bringing together scholars whose interests lie in familial and divine feelings in art, history, and literature. Abstracts of 250 words should be submitted by 15 March 2015 to ensure consideration. Check the Embodiments Research Group website (under the heading for “Impassioned Britain: Familial and Divine Depictions of Feeling, 1707 – 1907”) for more information and for updates:

VII. Book of the Month

‘Orientalist Jones’: Sir William Jones, Poet, Lawyer, and Linguist, 1746-1794

Reviewed by Filomena Viviana Tagliaferri



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