2020 MID-ATLANTIC CONFERENCE ON BRITISH STUDIES ANNUAL MEETING
William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
SATURDAY and SUNDAY, APRIL 18-19
SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY, JANUARY 20
The MACBS – the mid-Atlantic affiliate of the NACBS, the main organization for British Studies in Canada and the United States – is soliciting proposals for papers and panels on all areas of British Studies for our annual conference at William & Mary in Williamsburg. We welcome participation from scholars of Britain, the British Atlantic World, and the British Empire broadly defined, and we are open to proposals ranging from the ancient to the contemporary and from scholars of history, anthropology, literature, art, politics, economics and related fields. Senior faculty, junior faculty, and graduate students are all encouraged to participate.
We’re delighted to announce that Jennifer Tucker (Wesleyan University) will deliver the plenary lecture, entitled “Collecting the Future: Photography, Waste, and the Industrial Revolution.”
The lunchtime roundtable, entitled “Engaged Research and Teaching in British Studies,” will include Marisa Cull (Randolph-Macon College), Brendan Gillis (Lamar University), Elizabeth Polcha (McNeil Center), and Penny Sinanoglou (Wake Forest University).
Proposals for both individual papers and full panels are welcome. Paper proposals should include a brief (no more than 250 words) abstract of the paper and a curriculum vita. Full panel proposals should also include a one-paragraph description of the panel’s overall aim and indicate which panel member will serve as the organizer and primary contact. All submissions must be received by January 20, 2020.
Funding for Graduate Students
We are able to provide limited funding on a needs basis to graduate students presenting papers at the conference. Applicants must be enrolled in good standing in a PhD-granting program and should submit the following information to the program co-chairs by email:
- Your name, email address, institution, and name of advisor
- Statement of interest and name of conference paper
- A budget outlining your approximate conference expenses
- A list of funding already received or available for conference travel and expenses
For additional information, please see the MACBS website: https://www.midatlanticcbs.org/.