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The North American Conference on British Studies meets annually, normally in a joint meeting with one of the regional conferences, and occurs over a weekend, beginning on a Friday. The 2011 NACBS meeting will be held in conjunction with its Western affiliate, the WCBS.

The national and regional meetings offer a wide range of sessions as well as opportunity for exchange of views among scholars from around the world. In recent years, the joint national meetings have taken place in Baltimore (2010), Louisville (2009), Cincinnati (2008), San Francisco (2007), Boston (2006), Denver (2005), Philadelphia (2004), Portland (2003), Baltimore (2002), Toronto (2001), Pasadena (2000), Cambridge (1999), Colorado Springs (1998), Pacific Grove, CA (1997), Chicago (1996), Washington, D.C. (1995), Vancouver (1994), Montreal (1993), and Boulder (1992).

The NACBS also participates at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in January and at the annual Anglo-American Conference of Historians in London in July. From time to time, the NACBS cooperates with other organizations in the sponsorship of major scholarly symposiums, in association with the Royal Historical Society, the British Association for American Studies, and others.

Other events and information are regularly updated on H-Albion, the H-Net discussion list in British and Irish history.

 


 
 


NACBS 2011 Call for Papers

NACBS 2011
Denver, Colorado
November 18 – 20, 2011

General Instructions for Submissions

  1. Please read the requirements and directions below before submitting your proposal.
  2. Please have all information ready and accessible before submitting your proposal.  Applicants will find the process most efficient if all information is easily available in electronic format.
  3. There are three possible types of submissions: individual paper submissions; three-paper panels; and four-paper roundtables.  Specifications for each are described at length below.  If you wish to propose a submission that deviates from these formats, please contact the Program Chair, Lara Kriegel, at nacbsprogram@gmail.com.
  4. Regardless of its type, each submission requires an organizer.  The organizer will serve as the chief contact person for the submission during the entire vetting process and in the lead-up to the program.  The organizer may be a prospective paper presenter, commentator, or chair.  In the event that there are changes to the submission, the organizer should contact the Program Chair at nacbsprogram@gmail.com.
  5. In advance of making the submission, the organizer should collect the following required information from all parties involved in the submission:  name; email address; home institution; professional status; home discipline; and biography or curriculum vitae (400 words maximum).  As described below, the organizer should also have accessible the necessary paper titles, paper proposals, panel titles, and panel proposals.  In addition, you will be asked to specify the historical period for each panel and paper proposal. Please designate as many periods as are relevant.  It is best to use the designation “broad” only for methodological or synthetic panels.
  6. It is also helpful to have the following data, though these fields are not required: mailing address; phone number; NACBS membership status; and information on 20010 conference participation.
  7. In the process of making a submission, you will be asked whether audiovisual support in the form of an LCD projector is required.  If you do request audiovisual support, this should be absolutely essential, given the high cost of providing AV in hotels. 
  8. In general, the organizer should allow thirty minutes for submitting a proposal.  Submission is a multi-step process that must be completed in one sitting. 
  9. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, March 15, 2011.

Individual Paper Submission Requirements and Instructions:

1.  Applicants may submit individual paper proposals, but they should note that it has been very difficult to accept individual entries over the past few years due to the large number of strong panel proposals.

2.  Each person who submits a paper proposal must include the following required personal information: name; email address; home institution; professional status; home discipline; and biography or curriculum vitae (400 words maximum).   In the case of established scholars, a biography of a few sentences is preferred.  Graduate students or junior scholars should submit CVs.   

3.  Each paper submission requires a title and an abstract of 200-350 words.  You will also be asked to select a chronological designation for the proposed paper. 

 

Three-Person Panel Submission Requirements and Instructions

1.  Each three-paper panel should consist of three presenters, a commentator, and a chair. 

2.  The chair and the commentator may be the same person.  However, the NACBS Program Committee may attempt, with the permission of the panel, to add chairs where there are redundancies in order to allow for the broadest possible participation on the program.

3.  Panel applicants should make strong efforts to secure a chair and a commentator.  If these are not available by March 15, 2011, please complete all other parts of the submission, listing TBD in required fields where necessary. 

4.  Panel submissions require a panel title and a panel abstract of 200-350 words.  You will also be asked to select a chronological designation for the panel. 

5.  The following information is required of all participants on the panel: name; email address; home institution; professional status; home discipline; and biography or curriculum vitae (400 words maximum).   In the case of established scholars, a biography of a few sentences is preferred.  Graduate students or junior scholars should submit CVs.  

6.  For each proposed paper, the organizer must provide a title and an abstract of 200-350 words.  You will also be asked to select a chronological designation for each paper. 

7.  Abstracts are not required of commentators. 

 

Four-Person Roundtable Submission Requirements and Instructions

1.  Each roundtable should consist of four presenters and a chair.

2.  Roundtable applicants should make strong efforts to secure a chair.  If no chair is found by March 15, 2011, please complete all other parts of the submission, listing TBD in required fields where necessary. 

3.  Roundtable submissions require a roundtable title and an abstract of 200-350 words. 

4.  The following information is required of all participants on the panel: name; email address; home institution; professional status; home discipline; and biography or curriculum vitae (400 words maximum).   In the case of established scholars, a biography of a few sentences is preferred.  Graduate students or junior scholars should submit CVs.  

5.  For each proposed paper, the organizer must provide a title and an abstract of 200-350 words.  You will also be asked to select a chronological designation for each paper. 

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