The NACBS and its Southern affiliate, the Southern Conference on British Studies, seek participation by scholars in all areas of British Studies for the 2015 meeting. The conference will meet in Little Rock, Arkansas, November 13-15, 2015 (in conjunction with the meeting of the Southern Historical Association). The conference organizers solicit proposals for panels on Britain, the British Empire and the British world. NACBS interests range from the medieval to the modern. Participation by scholars across the humanities and social sciences are welcome.
The conference organizers invite panel proposals addressing selected themes, methodology, and pedagogy, as well as roundtable discussions of topical and thematic interest, including conversations among authors of recent books and reflections on landmark scholarship. The conference organizers are particularly interested in submissions that have a broad chronological focus and/or interdisciplinary breadth. North American scholars, international scholars and Ph.D. students are all encouraged to submit proposals for consideration. Panels typically include three papers and a comment, and ideally a separate chair; roundtables customarily have four presentations, as well as a chair; proposals which only include papers will be less likely to succeed. The conference organizers are not able to accommodate individual paper proposals; those with paper ideas may search for additional panelists on lists such as H-Albion or at venues such as the NACBS Facebook page. Applicants may also write to the Program Chair for suggestions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In addition to the panels, this year there will be a poster session. The posters will be exhibited throughout the conference, and there will be a scheduled time when presenters will be with their posters to allow for further discussion.
All scholars working in the field of British Studies are encouraged to apply for the 2015 conference. Panels that include both emerging and established scholars are encouraged; the organizers welcome the participation of junior scholars and Ph.D. candidates beyond the qualifying stage. To foster intellectual interchange, the conference organizers ask applicants to compose panels that feature participation from multiple institutions. No participant will be permitted to take part in more than one session.
For full information, and to submit panel proposals, go to: http://nacbs.org/conference