Dear NACBS Members,
In light of continuing concerns about Covid-19, the NACBS Executive and Council have decided to move this year's conference online rather than meet in Chicago.
Would anyone like to indicate if they will be visiting the UK in 2021? Some seminar organizers might be interested to know.
The CERCLES team (University of Rouen, France) is pleased to announce its regular series of reviews of books on the English-speaking world.
Of particular interest to H-Albion subscribers in the June 2020 series :
Online Lecture: Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 1:00 PM EDT
"Black Bodies and Neoclassical Whiteness in the Age of Undress"
Dr. Amelia Rauser, Professor of Art History, Franklin & Marshall College
Register here: https://bit.ly/37ztywH
The British Records Associ
I'm a graduate student working on a database of the global arms trade in the 19th century. We have made extensive use of the CUST series in the National Archives at Kew. They have been a fantastic source. But it seems that the person who took photos for us ommitted 1821 and 1822, and these two years have become of great interest to my PI. We were planning on having a colleague go dig up the relevant years next time they were at Kew, but given the COVID lockdowns that's been delayed indefinitely.
Call for Papers
On critical years in the life of Winston Churchill there is little debate. Of course, as he said, “Nothing surpasses 1940.” But there are other years leading up to that pinnacle. David Stafford, famed for his books on Churchill and secret intelligence, now considers 1921. It’s a wonder no one has thought of it before. It was filled with crucial events—political and personal—that critically affected Churchill’s later life. For more, please see
I would like to announce that Harvard University Press has published my book on Dadabhai Naoroji, Naoroji: Pioneer of Indian Nationalism (368 pages, ISBN 9780674238206). It will be published by Harper Collins in India on 31 May.