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The official publication of the North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS), the Journal of British Studies, has positioned itself as the critical resource for scholars of British culture from the Middle Ages through the present. Drawing on both established and emerging approaches, JBS presents scholarly articles and books reviews from renowned international authors who share their ideas on British society, politics, law, economics, and the arts. In 2005 (Vol. 44), the journal merged with the NACBS publication Albion, creating one journal for NACBS membership.

British Studies Intelligencer, 7th series, 8.2 (Fall 1998), The University of Arizona

THE WINNERS OF THE 1998 NACBS ELECTIONS WERE AS FOLLOWS:


For the Council:
Barbara Harris, University of North Carolina
Robert Tittler, Concordia University


For the Nominating Committee:
Thomas Cogswell, University of Kentucky
Antoinette Burton, The Johns Hopkins University
Margaret Minor, Nicholls State University

 

MINUTES OF THE COUNCIL MEETING, NORTH AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON BRITISH STUDIES, ASILOMAR CONFERENCE CENTER, PACIFIC GROVE, CALIFORNIA, 30 OCTOBER 1997


Present: Amussen, Arnstein, Baer, Block, Cosgrove, Cressy, Cronin, Finn, Green, Leventhal, Lubenow, Matthews, Nenner, Paz, Peck, Sacks, Savage, Soffer, Waters
30 October 1997
President Arnstein called the meeting to order at 7:45 p.m.
1. Minutes of the 1996 council meeting approved with the following correction
The nominal surplus reported by the Treasurer was $12,259 at the end of the 1996 fiscal year.
2. Treasurer's Report
Our financial condition is good. Membership numbers are stable. The current balance is $6271. Report accepted.
3. Reports from the journals
Finn reported for the Journal of British Studies a budget surplus of $2500. No increase in subscription price is being contemplated at this time.
Noore was unable to attend for Albion, but filed a written report. There was no discussion.
Cosgrove reported his term as editor of the British Studies Intelligencer lapses with this issue. The Council thanked Cosgrove for his service which set an unaccustomed precedent for producing the journal in a regular and timely fashion.
4. Program Committee Report
Waters submitted a written report. He stressed the difficulties foreign scholars have experienced in paying for their registration in dollars. Ensuing discussion ended inconclusively.
Waters also proposed, and it was unanimously agreed that the annual program would in future be posted on an NACBS website. The Journal of British Studies will be asked to undertake this.
Finally, Waters expressed concern about requiring all national conference participants to be members of NACBS. We used a two tier system this year but official policy will have to be developed at next year's Council meeting.
5. Meeting Schedule
1998 Colorado Springs, hosted by the Western Conference on British Studies.
1999 Boston, hosted by the Northeastern Conference on British Studies.
The order of meetings beginning in 2000 will be determined by the Executive Committee at its meeting at the American Historical Association convention in Seattle, WA in January 1998.
6. Memo on National/Regional Relations
Joe Block reported to the Council about the ad hoc committee's work on relations between the national and regional conferences. The Executive Committee debated this report extensively, and tee revised document will be sent to Council members for their comments. A final discussion and vote on the report will occur at the 1998 Council Meeting.
7. Prizes and Awards for 1997
John Ben Snow Foundation Prize--Paul Christianson, Discourse on History, Law and Governance in the Public Career of John Seldon, 1610-1635 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1996)
Honorable Mention: Judith Bennett, Ale, Beer, and Brewsters in England: Women's Work in a Changing World, 1300-1600 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996)
British Council Prize--Dina Copelman, London's Women Teachers: Gender, Class, and Feminism (London: Routledge, 1996)
Honorable Mention--Dianne Sachko Macleod, Art and the Victorian Middle Class: Money and the Making of Cultural Identity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996)
Walter D. Love Prize in History--Cynthia J. Neville, "Local Sentiment and the `National' Enemy in Northern England in the Later Middle Ages," Journal of British Studies 35 (October 1996): 419-37
NACBS Dissertation Year Fellowship--Ethan Shagen, Princeton University, "Popular Politics and the Reformation in England, c. 1520-1550" (advisor: Peter Lake)
NACBS Huntington Library Fellowship--Frederick Schnabel, Harvard University, "The Controversies over Impositions, 1558-1641,' (advisor: Mark Kishlansky)
8. Nominations and Elections
Sacks reported that 357 ballots were cast with the following results:
Linda Levy Peck was elected vice-president, Jim Epstein was elected to the Council, and Carolyn Hibbert and Dale Hoak were elected to the Nominating Committee
9. New Business
The Council unanimously gave a vote of thanks to Bill Lubenow who has completed his term as treasurer. He will be succeeded by Marc Baer. A unanimous resolution expressed sadness at the death of Warren Hollister. Unanimous thanks were voted to Reba Soffer and Howard Nenner who are leaving the Council after many years of quality service.
Meeting was adjourned at 9.36 p.m.

 

 

1998 COUNCIL MEETING UNOFFICIAL MINUTES


The Council meeting of the annual convention of the NACBS in Boulder, Colorado was called to order at 5 p.m. Thursday 15 October 1998.
1. Minutes of 1997 meeting were approved with corrections.
2. Announcements:

* The British Council reception will be at the British Embassy at the AHA convention in Washington D.C. on 9 January 1999 from 5:30 to 7:30. This will replace the previously scheduled reception.
* Prize and fellowship winners were announced. (see below this issue for details.)
* Election results: Barbara Harris and Robert Tittler have been elected to the Council.
* Thomas Cogswell, Antoinette Burton, and Margaret Minor have been elected to the Nominating Committee.
* MSP (Sacks/Amussen) thanked the Nominating Committee for their work.


3. Website:

* A discussion took place concerning the progress of the NACBS website and the opportunities for the future. The url is http://www.nacbs.org


4. Future meetings:

* 1999: Boston in association with the NECBS: 19-21 November
* 2000: Pasadena in association with the PCCBS: 13-15 October


5. David Cannadine, Director of the Institute of Historical Research, gave a report on the current state of relations between the IHR and the NACBS. He recommended closer links between the two organizations and hoped that his visit would be the first step in that process.
6. New Appointments:

* Brian Levack will replace David Harris Sacks as Executive Secretary.
* Patty Seleski will replace Joseph Block as Associate Executive Secretary.
* MSP (Arnstein/Waters) a vote of thanks to Sacks and Block for their years ofservice.
* MSP (Willen/Amussen) to approve the appointments of Levack and Seleski.


7. Reports from journals:

* Journal of British Studies (Margot Finn, editor; Julie Noblitt, assistant journals manager, University of Chicago Press) Written report filed.
* MSP (Sacks/Todd) to increase the annual page count by 100 pages beginning in 2000, and to increase the subscription rate by two dollars to cover the expansion.
* Albion (Michael Moore, editor) Written report filed
* The Intelligencer (Laura Tabili, new editor) Written report filed


8. Memo on Cooperation Between the NACBS and the Affiliated Regional Conferences (Block):

* The report was presented, discussed and accepted by the Council. MSP (Sacks/Amussen)


9. Treasurer's Report: (Baer)

* Written Report filed. Baer reported that we are solvent.
* The Executive Committee recommendation to move the balance from the 1997 conference at Asilomar (approximately $4700) from our general account to our Regular Endowment Fund was approved by the Council.
* MSP (Block/Sacks) to accept the report.


Program Committee Report (Waters)

* Written report filed. Waters reminded the Council, particularly the regional presidents, that funds were available from the British Council to support speakers at regional conferences.
* MSP (Sacks/Arnstein) to accept report.


New Business

* MSP (McGee/Moore) A resolution noting with sadness the death of John Phillips.
* President Leventhal announced that an ad hoc committee on the future of British Studies would be appointed in the next few weeks.


The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 p.m.

 

THE NORTH AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON BRITISH STUDIES ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF ITS 1998 PRIZES FOR SCHOLARSHIP


JOHN BEN SNOW PRIZE (FOR THE BEST BOOK IN ANY FIELD OF BRITISH STUDIES BEFORE 1800 PUBLISHED IN 1997)
David Cressy, Professor of History at Ohio State University, for Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997).


BRITISH COUNCIL PRIZE (FOR THE BEST BOOK IN ANY FIELD OF BRITISH STUDIES DEALING WITH THE NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURIES)
Robert M. Ryan, Associate Professor of English, Rutgers University at Camden, for The Romantic Reformation: Religious Politics in English Literature, 1789-1824 (Cambrige and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997).


Honorable Mention: Harriet Ritvo, Arthur J. Connor Professor of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for The Platypus and the Mermaid, and Other Figments of the Classifying Imagination (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Universiy Press, 1997).


WALTER D. LOVE PRIZE (FOR THE BEST ARTICLE IN THE FIELD OF BRITISH HISTORY)
Victor Bailey, Associate Professor of History at the University of Kansas, for "English Prisons, Penal Culture, and the Abatement of Imprisonment, 1895-1922," Journal of British Studies 36 (July 1997), 285-324.


Honorable Mention: Nicoletta F. Gullace, Assistant Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire, for "White Feather and Wounded Men: Female Patriotism and the Memory of the Great War," Journal of British Studies 36 (April 1997), 178-205


NACBS-DISSERTATION YEAR FELLOWSHIP
Kaarin Michaelsen of the University of California, Berkeley, for "Becoming `Lady Doctors': Female Personal Physicians and Professional Identities in Britain, 1874-1947." Michaelsen is a student of Shelden Rothblatt.


NACBS-HUNTINGTON LIBRARY FELLOWSHIP
Michael M. Smith, University of California, Riverside, "Anti-Radical Expression: Counter-Revolutionary Thought in the Age of Revolution." Smith was a student of the late John Phillips.


PCCBS GRADUATE STUDENT PRIZE: At the Long Beach meeting, Samuel S. Thomas was announced as the winner of the PCCBS graduate student prize. A Pomona College undergraduate, Mr. Thomas received his M.A. in history at the University of Rochester, and he is currently pursuing doctoral studies under the direction of Professor Derek Hirst at Washington University, St. Louis. Mr. Thomas's paper, "A Killer Among the Godly: Restoration England Through Dissenting Eyes," was delivered to the PCCBS conference at Mills College on April 1997. It showed the promise, insight and historical acuity sought by the prize committee.


PRIZE COMPETITIONS
Helen Wallis Fellowship: An annual fellowship is being established at the British Library to honor the memory of Helen Wallis and confer recognition by the library on a scholar whose work will help promote the extended and complementary use of the British Library's book and cartographic collections. Dr. Helen Wallis OBE was Map Librarian at the British Museum and then British Library (1967-86).


A trust fund set up for this purpose has attracted donations from friends, former colleagues and admirers of Helen Wallis from all parts of the world. The resulting income will be made available to the fellow in the form of a voucher (worth approximately 300 pounds) to be spent in the British Library, on photographs, books, or any other charged service.
There will be an annual award. Applicants will be expected to refer to the classes of material they intend to consult and to demonstrate how their research might be disseminated. The fellowship may be held as a full or part-time appointment, but would normally be for a minimum of 6 months. The maximum period will be one year.


The fellow would be entitled to all the privileges accorded to the Centre for the Book fellows.


The Fellowship will be launched in January 1999, once all the Humanities collections are available in the new St. Pancras building.


The closing date for the first award is 1 may 1998


For the full terms of reference, please contact the undersigned. It would be most helpful if you told us where you saw this notice.
tony.campbell@bl.uk
Tony Campbell, Map Librarian [We move June-August 1998]
British Library Map Library
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG, UK
phone: 0170 412 7525 International: +44 171 412 7525
fax: 0171 412 7780 International: +44 171 412 7780
also see:

1. The British Library Map Library homepage:
http:/www.bl.uk/ [Click "Collections", then "Maps"]
2. The History of Cartography homepage
http:/www.ihrinfo.ac.uk/maps/


THE NACBS ANNOUNCES ITS PRIZE COMPETITIONS FOR 1999
The British Council Prize in the Humanities of $1000 is awarded annually for the best book published anywhere by a North American scholar in any aspect of British studies dealing with the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The author must be an American or Canadian citizen. Nominations may be made by the author or by the publisher of the book to be nominated.
The 1999 competition covers books published in 1998. Separate copies of the letter of nomination and of the book nominated should be sent by April 1, 1999 to each member of the Prize committee. For prompt attention, mark packages "NACBS Prize Committee." Send all relevant materials to: Chair, Jeffrey Cox, Department of History, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242; Dina Copelman, Department of History, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444; Peter Marsh, Department of History, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-1090.
The John Ben Snow Foundation Prize is a $1000 prize awarded annually for the best book by a North American scholar in any field of British Studies dealing with the period from the Middle Ages through the eighteenth century. The book may be published anywhere; all scholars residing in North America are eligible to compete. Nominations may be made by the author or by the publisher of the book to be nominated.
The 1999 competition covers books published in 1998. Separate copies of the letter of nomination and of the book nominated should be sent by April 1, 1999 to each member of the Prize Committee. For prompt attention, mark packages, "NACBS Prize Committee." Send all relevant materials to: Chair, Kathleen Wilson, Department of History, SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 11794-4348; Derek Hirst, Department of History, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 63130-4899; Mary Robertson, Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108.
The Walter D. Love Prize in history is a $150 award given annually for the best article or paper of similar length or scope by a North American scholar in the field of British history published during the calendar year 1998. The prize article or paper, which may be published anywhere in the world, should exhibit a humane and compassionate understanding of the subject, imagination, literary grace, and scrupulous scholarship. It should also make a significant contribution to its field of study. Chapters from longer works are not eligible, but papers appearing in Festschriften or in books of conference papers are eligible. All scholars residing in North America are eligible to compete. A copy of the nominated article or paper should be sent by April 1, 1999 to each member of the Prize committee. For prompt attention, mark packages,"NACBS Prize Committee." Send submissions to: Chair: Barbara Shapiro, Department of Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720; Daniel Szechi, Department of History, 310 Thach Hall, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849-5207; Philip Harling, Department of History, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0027.
The NACBS, in collaboration with the Huntington Library, offers annually the Huntington Library Fellowship to aid in dissertation research in the collections of the library. The amount of the fellowship is now $1800. A requirement for holding the fellowship is that the time of tenure is spent in residence at the library. The time of residence varies, but may be as brief as one month.
Nominations and applications for the 1999 award are invited. Applications should consist of a CV, two supporting letters (one from the applicant's thesis advisor), and a description of the materials to be consulted at the Huntington and the reason that these are essential sources for the dissertation.
A copy of the application package should be sent to each member of the Huntington Library Fellowship Committee. Confidential letters of recommendation should be sent separately. Applications must be postmarked by November 1, 1999. Send materials to: Chair: Robert Tittler, Department of History, Concordia University, 7141 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec H4B 1R6, CANADA; Robert O. Bucholz, Departmetn of History, Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60626; Lena Cowen Orlin, Department of English, University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21228-5398.
The NACBS Dissertation Year Fellowship is now awarded annually to support dissertation research in the British Isles on any topic of British (including Scottish, Irish, and Imperial) history or British Studies. The Fellowship consists of a $5000 stipend. Each institution may nominate one candidate, who should be a U.S. or Canadian citizen, enrolled in a Ph.D. program in a U.S. or Canadian institution, and who has, at the time of application, completed all degree requirements save the dissertation. The following criteria have been established for the award:

1. The nomination must be made by the student's thesis advisor, supported by one additional letter of recommendation.
2. The candidate must need to travel to the British Isles for the purpose of dissertation research. The awardee must conduct full-time research in the British Isles.


The Following are the Procedures for Application:

1. Application consists of the two letters of nomination and recommendation described above; a one page CV of the candidate; and a 1000 word research proposal written by the candidate, which should explain the importance of the topic to the field of British Studies and include a description of the relevant primary materials that are to be consulted in the British Isles.
2. Appended to the CV should be a list of the financial support (source, type and amount) received by the applicant since the beginning of graduate study, and an indication of any current pending applications for financial aid to support dissertation research.
3. Letters of reference should address themselves not only to the student's past record, but also to the importance of the topic and the need to pursue research in the British Isles. The major advisor, in endorsing the candidate, is also confirming the ABD status of the candidate, and the financial information requested in #2 above.
4. A copy of the application package should be sent to each member of the Dissertation Year Fellowship Committee listed below. Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 1998. Send materials to: NACBS DISSERTATION COMMITTEE, Chair, Brian Levack, University of Texas, Austin, TX, 78712; Judith Bennett, Department of History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3195.

 

 

CONFERENCES PAST


Papers read at the North East Conference on British Studies, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, 2-3 October 1998

"Thomas Hobbes and the Cromwellian Church Revolution"
Jeffrey Collins, Harvard University

"Coke and Wariston: A Comparative Look at the English and Scottish Constitutions in the Early 17th Century"
Michael Wasser, McGill University

"Remapping John Locke and Religious Toleration in Early Modern Europe"
Earle Havens, Yale University

"`A True Character of the Natives': Seafarer's Observations of `Other' Peoples, 1650-1800"
GF Lorentz, University of Toronto

"`For he is an Englishman': Foreign Seamen and Cultural Politics in Britain, 1780-1820"
Isaac Land, University of Michigan

"Sentinels of Empire: Images of Naval Seamen in Popular Culture in Late Victorian and Edwardian Britain"
Mary Conley, Boston College

"George Bernard Shaw's View of the Philanthropist-Recipient Relationship"
Vincent Petronella, University of Massachusetts (Boston)
"Reclaim London: Salvation Army Rescue Missions, 1865-1895"
Jillian Strang, Bentley College

"`Unfriended and Most Deserving': Sectarian Care of Orphans in the Late Victorian Period"
Susan Tananbaum, Bowdoin College

"The Genealogy of Morals in Eighteenth-Century Britain"
Deborah Valenze, Barnard College

"`The Steward of the Kingdom's Stock': Theophilus Easton and the Eastland Company"
Elizabeth Van Beek, San Jose State University

"The Social Status and Social Relations of the Gloucestershire Clergy in the Early Stuart Period"
Gary Sandling, Yale University

"Obey the Truth in Love: English Separatists and the Concept of Religious Truth"
Kenneth Campbell, Monmouth University

"Defending `Our Happy Constitution in Church and State': Politics and Religion in the `45"
Kristen Robinson, University of Kentucky

"Women on Their Own: Women and Poor Relief in Hanoverian Westminster"
John Ramsbottom, Truman State University

"Commercial Property, Abolitionism, and the Ownership of Human Life in 18th Century Britain"
Geoffrey Clark, Emory University

"The Natural Way: Heterosexuality and the Middle Classes in Interwar Britain"
Lara Fraser, Brandeis University

"The Bodyline Controversy and the Instability of Imperial Manhood"
Patrick McDevitt, Rutgers University

"The Specter of Colonial Sexuality: Race and Gender in the British Immigration Dilemma"
Dolly Smith Wilson, Boston College

"Father Matthew, Irish Temperance, and Irish Identity, 1838-1847"
Paul Townend, University of Chicago

"Jane Wilde's Contribution to the Repeal Movement and the Irish Revolution of 1848"
Karen S. Tipper, Nichols College

"J.S. Mill and Ireland in the Age of O'Connell"
Bruce Kinzer, University of North Carolina at Wilmington

"James I, Gondomar, the Anglo-Spanish Match, and the Restoration of the Palatinate"
Brennan Pursell, Harvard University

"The Clash of Political Cultures in Presbyterian Political Theory: The Reception of Besold, Althusius and Voet in Mid-17th Century England and Scotland"
Robert v. Friedeburg, Universitt Bielefeld

"Anglo-Dutch Relations in the 17th Century"
Martine van Ittersum, Harvard University

"The Battlefields at Miani: British Memsahibs' Responses to World War I"
Terry Hasseler, Bryant College

"So Comes the Sacred Work': Great Britain and the Inter-Allied Conferences on the After Care of Disabled Men, 1917-1918"
Jeffrey Reznick, Emory University

"Rewriting and Memory: Continuity and Change in Writings on the First World War"
Janet Watson, University of Connecticut

"From `Daily Life' to Victorianism: Domesticating Social Change in Mid-Victorian Britain"
Stephen Keck, College of Charleston
"The Franchise of Culture: Citizenship and Self-Improvement in Victorian Birmingham"
Ann Baltz Rodrick, University of Texas

"Mapping Slums in an Historic City: Discourses of Health and Housing in Edwardian Norwich"
Barry Doyle, University of Teesside

"`With My Precious Salvation and My Umbrella': Evangelical Missionaries and Christian Converts from Madagascar and Africa in England, 1835-1845"
Alison S. Fletcher, Johns Hopkins University

"`A Superior Kind of English': East End Jews and Alternative Visions of Englishness, 1918-1939"
Benjamin J. Lammers, Cedar Crest College

"A `Sense of Human Brotherhood': Internationalism, Cultural Imperialism and the Boy Scout Jamboree, 1929-1939"
Tammy M. Proctor, Lakeland College

Papers read at the annual meeting of the North American Conference on British Studies, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 15-18 October 1998.

"Lord of Ireland, King of England: King John's Political Ideas in Action"
Sandra K. Johnson, University of Chicago

"John and the Cloister: Royal Justice and the Monastic Honorial Court, 1199-1216"
Kevin Shirley, Florida State University

"All Quiet on the Western Front?" King John, the Marchers and the Celtic Fringe, 1207-1216"
Brock Holden, Exeter College, Oxford University

"`Everie man almost is a builder': Bess of Hardwick and Hardwick Hall"
Sara L. French, State University of New York at Binghamton

"Anna of Denmark, Architecture and Decorative Arts: Royal Patronage in Scotland and England, 1589-1619"
Maureen M. Meikle, University of Sunderland

"The Countess of Arundel at Tart Hall"
Ellizabeth V. Chew, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"The Rules of Able-bodiedness: Gender, Health and the New Poor Law in the 1830s and 1840s"
Marjorie Levine-Clark, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse

"`If the Law of Utility is Applied, the Workhouse Will Be Like the Inferno of Dante: Women and Children in London Workhouses, 1830-1870"
Jessica A. Sheetz, Marquette University

"The Poor and the `Ins-and-Outs' of the Victorian Social Body"
Lydia D. Murdoch, Indiana University

"Representing Journalists: Journalists' Memoirs and the Public Sphere in Late-Victorian and Edwardian Britain"
Mark Hampton, Vanderbilt University

"The Uses of Secrecy: Policing Sodomy in Nineteenth-Century London"
Harry Cocks, Manchester University

"Female Physicians and Women's Health Care in Late Nineteenth-Century Britain"
Shirley M. Eoff, Angelo State University

"Normalizing Victorian Freaks: British Narratives Alongside Medical Progress"
Heather McHold, Northwestern University

"Writing Wartime Recovery/Recovering Wartime Writing: British Soldier-Patients and Military Hospital Magazines in the First World War
Jeffery Reznick, Emory University

"Abortion, Working-Class Women and Socialism, 1937-1967"
Stephen Brooke, Dalhousie University

"Labour and the Land, 1945-1970"
Peter Weiler, Boston College

"Masculinity and Emotional Control in Public life, 1945-1963: Anthony Eden and Harold MacMillan"
Martin Francis, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London

"'The Bishop's Ministers': The Office of Coroner in Late Medieval Durham"
Cynthia J. Neville, Dalhousie University

"Spousal Abuse in Fourteenth-Century Yorkshire: What Can We Learn From Coroners' Rolls?"
Sara M. Butler, Dalhousie University

"Sanctuary and the Coroner: The Changing Face of Royal Justice in the Tudor Period"
Krista Kesselring, Queen's University

"The Social Costs of War in Early Seventeenth-Century London"
Claire S. Schen, Wake Forest University

"Appeals to the People: The Propaganda War Between the English Crown and Parliament in 1642"
Anthony B. Thompson, University of Kentucky

"Knowing Best Where the Shoe Pinches: Allegiance, Conscience and Implications for Honor in the First English Civil War"
Anne St. John, Cleveland State University

"The Law of Libel and the Limits of Repression, 1790-1830"
Philip Harling, University of Kentucky

"The `General Safety of the State': Treason from 1816 to 1820"
Lisa Steffen, University of Kansas

"Robert Peel and the Conduct of Capital Punishment"
Simon Devereaux, University of British Columbia

"The Virgin Mary and Victorian Masculinity"
Carol Marie Engelhardt, Clarion University

"Multiple Masculinities and the (Re)Gendering of High Anglicanism"
Lori M. Miller, Indiana University

"Aelred of Rievaulx, Same-Sex Desire and the Victorian Monastery"
Frederick S. Roden, New York University

"Wilderness, Peripheries and Imperial Ideologies of the Authentic"
Benedict Fullalove, Duke University

"`Our Scottish lads are willing and our Scottish limbs are strong': Romanticization of Highlanders and the Highlands in British Imperial Ideology"
Heather Streets, Duke University

"Plunging Down a Gravel Road with JB Priestley and Jacquetta Hawkes: The Prehistoric Southwest and the Postwar Geography of Tourism"
Reuben Ellis, Hope College

"Ancient and Modern: Culture and Capitalism in Victorian Britain"
Martin Daunton, University of Cambridge

"Class Antagonism Without Class"
Paul Seaver, Stanford University

"Class and...? Markers of Identity in the First British Empire"
Susan Amussen, The Union Institute

"Plebians, Patricians, "`Cits' and Citizens: Cutting Classes in the Long Eighteenth Century"
Nicholas Rogers, York University

"Class, Gender and Marital Status in the Law Courts in the Eighteenth Century"
Margaret Hunt, Amherst College

"Class in Context: Categories of Identity at the Threshhold of Modernity"
Dror Wahrman, Indiana University

"Race is a Relationship, and not a Thing"
Laura Tabili, University of Arizona

"Rethinking the Subjects and Contexts of Class Analysis"
Sonya O. Rose, University of Michigan

"Social Mobility and the Prospects for Class Analysis in Modern British History"
Andrew Miles, University of Birmingham

"The Rhetoric of Crisis in the 1590s"
David Dean, Carleton University

"News and the 1590s"
Fritz J. Levy, University of Washington

"`Mirror of the Times': Popular Literature in the 1590s"
Kathryn M. Brammall, Truman State University

"Managing Crisis in the 1590s: Puritanism and the Civil Order in Henry Hardware's Chester"
Robert Tittler, Concordia University

"Ireland and the English House of Lords: Litigation and Royal Policy in the Seventeenth Century
Allen Horstman, Albion College

"His Missing Nose: The Social, Political and Legal Ramifications of the Facial Mutilation of Sir John Coventry by King Charles "
Jennipher A. Rosecrans, University of Michigan

"A Blueprint for Tyranny? Sir Edward Hales and the Catholic Jacobite Response to the Revolution of 1688"
Daniel Szechi, Auburn Univeristy

"The Universal and the Anarchic in Wordsworth's Convention of Cintra"
Brian Folker, Central Connecticut State Univeristy

"George Eliot's Felix Hold (1866) and Democratic Citizenship"
Colene Bentley, McGill University

"Caleb Williams and the African American: The Racialization of the Democratic Subject"
Luciana Herman, University of California, Berkeley

"Down Among the Dead: Edwin Chadwick and Burial Reform Discourse in Mid-Nineteenth-Century England"
Mary Hotz, University of San Diego

"Reading the Dying Child: Sentiment, Sensuality and Sacrifice in Two Victorian Periodicals"
Naomi Wood, Kansas State Univeristy

"`Another Aristocracy of the Dead'? The Cremation Society, Sir Francis Seymour Haden and Victorian Sentiments Toward the Dead"
Lisa Kazmier, Rutgers University

"Paideia and Power: William Johnson (Cory), Oscar Browning and Their Sacking from Eton"
William C. Lubenow, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

"Onanism, Homosexuality and the Adolsescent Boy: The Case of Dr Arthur Sibly and Dr Ernest Jones"
Chris Waters, Williams College

"Impelled to Mountain Heights: The Sexual `Invert' and the Reclamation of Masculinity, 1897-1925"
Paul R. Deslandes, Sweet Briar College

"Time and Tide Wait for No Man: Propoganda, Political Action and the Weekly Review"
Michelle Tusan, University of California, Berkeley

"Keep the Flag Flying: Anglo-Indian Women and Interwar Imperial Politics"
Mary A. Procida, Temple Univeristy

"Citizen Housewife: Women Under Austerity During the 1940s"
Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska, University of Wales, Aberystwyth

"`An ordinary woman citizen of this country': Conservative Party Women and Criminal Justice Reform in the 1950s"
Deborah Gorham, Carleton University

"`An Echo of the Multitude': Poor Rates and the Government's Management of Private Poverty Initiatives in Early Modern Exeter"
Connie S. Evans, Baldwin-Wallace College

"`Some for religiou and some for bread': Charity, Politics and the Huguenot Refugees in England, 1680-1705"
John M. Hinermaier, Princeton University

"Disabled Veterans, the State and Philanthropy in England, 1585-1680"
Geoffrey Hudson, the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, University College London

"Quo Warranto and Civic Corporations in the Early Seventeenth Century: Royal Enforcement of Local Initiative?"
Catherine Patterson, University of Houston

"War and the Pattern of Central-Local Relations: The Case of the Second Dutch War"
Victor Stater, Louisiana State University

"Royal Writs and Provincial Politics: The Uses of King's Bench in the Seventeenth Century"
Paul Halliday, Union College

"Ambivalent Patriots: The Paradoxes of British Loyalism During the War of American Independence"
Eliga H. Gould, University of New Hampshire

"Recruiting the Nation: War and the Creation of the British National Welfare System for Soldiers' and Sailors' Families, 1793-1815"
Patricia YCE Lin, University of California, Berkeley

"A `Sinking' Nation and a `Sunken' People: Fears of National Degeneracy c1810"
Stuart Semmel, Harvard University

"The Commodification of Health: Doctors and Patent Medicines in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Britain"
Lori Loeb, University of Toronto

"The Pathologization of Old Age and Its Impact on Poor Law Policy for the Aged Workhouse Pauper, 1880-1913"
Andrea Smith, University of Toronto

"A Woman Doctor on the Frontier of Empire"
Jane Thompson, University of Toronto

"Colonial Travellers and Imperial Subjects? The Gendered Representation of Canada's First Nations in Britain, 1890s-1900s"
Cecilia Morgan, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

"The Pan-African Conference of 1900"
Jonathan Schneer, Georgia Institute of Technology

"Feminist Activism in the Early Twentieth-Century Imperial Metropolis: Australian Women's Challenges to Masculinist Institutionalized Colonialism"
Angela Woollacott, Case Western Reserve University

"Gypsy Petulengro and the BBC's Search for Authenticity"
Caitlin Adams, University of Michigan

"The BBC and Indian Broadcasting Cosmopolitans"
Joselyn Zivin, Drake University

"The BBC and the Invasion of Rock-'n'-Roll"
Julie Smith, University of Arkansas

"Violence in the Domestic Milieu of Late Medieval England"
Barbara A. Hanawalt

"Fissures in the Soul: Rage, Honor, and Personal Identity in the English Elite"
Linda Pollock, Tulane University

"Keeping the Peace: Parochial Arbitration of Quarrels in Early Modern Britain"
Margo Todd, Vanderbilt University

"Crime or Culture? Women Before the Town Courts in Sixteenth-Century Scotland"
Elizabeth Ewan, University of Guelph

"The State and Political Economy in the Seventeenth Century
Steven Pincus, University of Chicago

"The Diffusion of Economic Practices in Eighteenth-Century Britain"
Deborah Valenze, Barnard College

"Imperialism as Culture in Eighteenth-Century Britain: The Return of the Repressed?"
Kathleen Wilson, State University of New York at Stony Brook

"Consumption, Gender and Social Identity in the Nineteenth Century"
Margot Finn, Emory University

"In Search of Eden: Natural History and the Art of the Picturesque in British India"
Romita Ray, Yale University

"Between Black and White: The Discourse of `Race' and the Art of Empire"
Jeffrey A. Auerbach, Stanford University

"The Ironies of Mimicry: Indian Art Collecting and Display in the Raj"
Julie F. Codell, Arizona State University

"Elizabeth Canning and the Legibility of Countenance"
Cara Robertson, Law Clerk to Justice Byron White, United States Supreme Court

"Circumcisional Evidence: The Case of Adolf Beck
Deborah Cohen, American University

"Bones of Contention: The Repatriation of the Remains of Roger Casement"
Kevin Grant, Hamilton College

"Constructions of Masculinity in the British Royal Navy, 1890-1931"
Ronald H. Spector, George Washington University

"`In Whitehall, as in heaven...': Women, Sex, Gender and the Home Civil Service, 1925-1947"
Gail Savage, St. Mary's College of Maryland

"The Politicization of Domesticity: The Development of the Ideology of Feminine Fascism in the British Union of Fascists"
Julie V. Gottlieb, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge Univeristy

"`To keep me all my life': British Widows of the First World War in Correspondence with the State, 1914-1925"
Ingrid H. James, Jesus Collgee, Cambridge University

"Courting Happiness, Courting Disaster: Marriage Choices and Women of the English Working Class"
Natalie Higgins, Downing College, Cambridge University

"`We shall gladly teach': Public Expectations and the Professoriate"
Charles R. Middleton, Bowling Green State University

"`You really want me to teach twelve hourse per term?' Employment Prospects and the Future of British Studies from a Dean's Perspective"
Neil Kunze, Southern Oregon University

"British Literature in a Multicultural Age"
John A. Stevenson, University of Colorado, Boulder

"`The Madness of George III': A Sequel?"
John Severn, University of Alabama, Huntsville

"Early Elizabethan Pamphleteering: John Hales and the Gendered Politics of the Succession"
Victoria de la Torre, Loyola Marymount University

"Robert Beale and the Elizabethan Monarchy, 1563-1587: A Succession or Exclusion Crisis?
Mark Taviner, University of St. Andrews

"Francis Alford, Parliament Man: Familial Catholicism and Parliamentary Activity in Elizabeth's Reign"
Norman Jones, Utah State University

"Credit, Risk and Honor in Eighteenth-Century Commerce"
John Smail, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

"Manufacturers and the Creation of Political Credit in the Late Eighteenth Century"
Vivien Dietz, Davidson College

"Princely Debt, Public Credit and British Royal Family Honor in the Decade of the French Revolution"
Marilyn Morris, University of North Texas

"Mid-Century Respectability: The Pendulum Swung Too Far"
Elizabeth M. Tollers, University of Tennessee

"Benjamin Disraeli and the Silver-Fork Novel: The Condition-of-England's Ruling Class"
Maria K. Bachman, University of Tennessee

"Servants and Sensibility"
Sara Melton-Sumner, Hiwassee College

"The Decline and Fall of the British Empire: Fictions of Apolcaypse at the Fin de siecl"
Kelly Hurley, University of Colorado, Boulder

"Constructing Affinities: The Victoria League and the `Colonial Encounter' in Britain During the First World War and the 1920s"
Matthew Hendley, University of Toronto

"Strategies for Surviving as a Great Power: Cultivating the Commonwealth During the Second World War"
Francine McKenzie, University of Toronto

"`The integrity of Ireland': John Redmond and the Struggle Against Partition"
Stephen M. Duffy, University of Arkansas at Monticello

"`"Ulster, Ulster" all the time': Andrew Bonar Law and the Irish Union, 1912-1914"
RJQ Adams, Texas A & M University

"`Hereditary Enemies': Home Rule, Unionism and The Times"
Thomas Kennedy, University of Arkansas

"Uitlanders No More: The South African War in Suffragist Discourse, 1899-1914"
Laura Nym Mayhall, The Catholic University of America

"Closing the Divide Between the Fronts: Rethinking Gender, Warfare and Citizenship in the Aftermath of World War I"
Susan R. Grayzel, University of Mississippi

"`Heroes' and `Stoics': Modes of Feminine Identification in Britain in the Second World War"
Penny Summerfield, University of Lancaster

"A French Connection? A Testing of Holmes's Thesis Regarding the Relationship Between Elizabethan Catholic and French Ideas on Political Resistance"
Glen Bowman, University of Minnesota

"Putting Antichrist to Flight: Recollections of Elizabethan Anti-Catholicism in Stuart England"
John Watkins, University of Minnesota

"`A torrent of abuse': Patient-Practitioner Relationships and the Struggle for Authority in the Sickroom, 1688-1820"
Alexandra M. Lord, Montana State University

"Redefining Responsibility: The Courtroom Dialogue and Legal Reform in England, 1750-1830"
Dana Rabin, University of Illinois

"The Transformation of Legal Authority in the City of London, c 1780-1840"
Andrew T. Harris, Bridgewater State College

"Bouddica and Britannia: Rivals in the National Symbol Contest"
Roy T. Matthews, Michigan State Unviersity

"From Indian Maiden to Liberty to Rosie the Riveter to Wonder Woman: The Invention of the Female American National Symbol"
Peter Mellini, Sonoma State Universitiy

"In Defence of Albion: National Identity in Crisis in the First and Second World Wars"
Anthonly Lacyey Gully, Arizona State University

"`They Meet, each in the other lost and found': Landscape Aesthetics in Coleridge's Notebooks and `The Picture'"
Jill Heydt-Stevenson, University of Colorado, Boulder

"The Plaided Picturesque: Romanticizing Scott's Landscape"
Charles Snodgrass, Texas A & M University

"Domestic Imperialism: Thomas Hardy's Use of Landscape in Tess of the D'Urbervilles and The Woodlanders"
Wm. Scott Rode, University of New Mexico

"Undemocratic Traditions in the Anglo-American Homosexual Emancipation Movement"
Gregory A. Braton, Northwestern University

"Oscar Wilde and Queer Values"
Jonathan Alexander, University of Southern Colorado

"Maugham's `Little Story' of the Homosocial"
J Robert Baker, Fairmont State College

"Behind Orwell's Back: Reconstructing British Anti-Fascist Radical Writing"
Kristin Bluemel, Monmouth University

"The Clandestine Operations of Sylvia Townsend Warner's After the Death of Don Juan"
David A. Boxwell, United States Air Force Academy

"`My private battle with my nerves': John Cornford, Margot Heinemann and the Fight Against Fascism"
Patrick Deane, University of Western Ontario



Papers to be read at the Southern Conference on British Studies, Birmingham, 12-14 November 1998


"The Politics of Religion and Religion in Politics: Archbishop Thomas Secker and the Church of England's Political Role in the Eighteenth Century"
Robert G. Ingram, University of Virginia

"Henry Brougham and the Westmorland Election of 1818"
William Anthony Hay, University of Virginia

"Tory Journalism and the Disciplinary Ethos: Robert Southey and the Quarterly Review, 1808-1832"
Philip Harling, University of Kentucky

"Churchill, Harris, and the Historians: The Historiography of the Allied Strategic Bombing Offensive Against Germany"
Ronald D. Cassell, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

"`The rats will get me': Historians and Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery"
Colin F. Baxter, East Tennessee State University

"Historians and the Dieppe Raid of August 1942: Churchill, Montgomery, Mountbatten, and the Canadians"
Eugene L. Rasor, Emory & Henry College

"Spoils of War? The Role of Antiquities during the French Evacuation of Egypt (1801)"
Melanie Byrd, Valdosta State University

"A Murderous Calamity': The Twin British Defeats at al-Rashid (1807)"
John Dunn, Valdosta State University

"Anthony Eden's Orientalism: Oxonian Education and Foreign Policy Interpretations during the Suez Crisis, 1956"
Lindsey F. Braun, Michigan State/Michigan Academy

"From Wives and Daughters to Middlemardh: A Study in Literary Influence"
Marilyn Kurata, University of Alabama at Brimingham

"`A Woman's wile': The Character of Vivien and the `Fallen Woman' in Victorian Arthurian Literature"
Stephanie Barczewski, Clemson University

"Gendering Cultural Decadence: The Feminine and the Fin de Siecle"
Jorgette Mauzerall, Fort Valley State University

"Cobbett's Rhetorical Rides: The Dialogue and Discourse of Patriotism"
Martin Conboy, Surrey Institute of Art and Design

"Gender as Weapon: Josephine Butler, the Repeal Movement Against the Contagious Diseases Acts and the Press"
Lisa A. Kazmier, Rutgers Univeristy

"Victorian Ireland in Late Victorian Popular History"
Ann Marie H. Plunkett, Piedmont Virginia Community College

"Very Distasteful: From the Diaries of Constables Policing Strikes in Lancashire, 1880s-1910s"
Joanne Klein, Salem College

"Curing Those Convalescent Blues: Healing, Clothing, and the Body of the British Soldier-Patient in the First World War"
Jeffrey S. Reznick, Emory University

"Music in the Restoration, 1600-1663"
Joanna Neilson, Florida State University

"The Classical Designs of Louis Laguerre and Other French Artists in the `Vinegar Bible' of John Baskett and the Influence of the French Classical Style of English Art of the Late 17th and Early 18th Centuries"
Joyce M. Davis, Valdosta State University

"Romantic Ecology and Teaching: Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience"
John H. Jones, Jacksonville State University

"Nuclear Anxiety, Geopolitics, and the British Cold War Novel"
Tony E. Jackson, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

"The Myth of the Angry Young Men: The Banality of English Literature and Popular Music, 1956-1962"
Neil Nehring, University of Texas at Austin

"The Hobbit Goes High-Tech, or from Frodo Baggins to James Bond: Domesticating the Bomb"
Meredith Veldman, Louisiana State University

"A Celluloid Cold War: Cold War Themes in the British Films, `The Lady Killers" and `The Giant Behemoth'"
Neal McCrillis, North Carolina Methodist

"The Wonder of Our Age': The Mining Empire of the Rand and the Birmingham District, 1886-1920"
Brad Paul, University of South Florida

"Class, Race, and Citizenship: British Labor and South African Unrest, 1913-1914"
Patrick Cannon, Georgia State University

"Passages to India: Keir Hardie, Ramsay MacDonald, and the Edwardian Empire"
Ina Christopher Fletcher, Georgia State University

"Too Fatal Principles': The Rise and Fall of Major General Thomas Harrison"
Joyce E. Sampson, Florida State University

"The British Constitution and the Instrument of Government, 1653"
Stanley DM Carpenter, Florida State University

"General Baptists and Arminianism during the Interregnum: A Reinterpretation"
Matthew Pinson, Florida State University

"Making Catholic Space: The Role of the Private Chapel in English Domesticity, 1770-1850"
Victoria M. Young, University of Virginia

"Charmed Territory: Finding the Hidden Harmony in Late Victorian and Edwardian Interiors"
Jeff Hamilton, University of Delaware

"Gertrude Jekyll and the Cottage Garden: Modernity with a Vernacular Face"
Elizabeth Schafer, University of Virginia

"The Country House versus Bauhaus: Britain's Architectural Response to World War I"
Edmund D. Potter, Auburn University

"British Philosophy and the Idea of Identity'
Gordon W. Lyon, Florida State University

"JS Mill's Conversion to Peasant Proprietorship"
Bruce Kinzer, University of North Carolina at Wilmington

"The Reception of Marginalism in Britain"
Jeffrey Lipkes, University of South Florida

"Naturalism and Realism in Early British Private Investigator and Crime Fiction: Selected Works of Arthur Morrison"
Anna R. Holloway, Fort Valley State University

"Expatriate in Transition: The Black Detective Novels of Chester Himes, 1957-1970"
Joyce O. Jenkins, Fort Valley State University

"Apocalyptic Pop: Judge Dredd and the British View of American Cultural Decay from the 1970s to the Present"
B. Keith Murphy, Fort Valley State University

"Not Marble Nor the Gilded Monuments: John Stow's Survey of London (1598) and the Ekphrastic Tradition"
Parks Lanier, Jr., Radford University

"The Absence of Female Autonomy in The Changling's Patriarchal World
Staci L. Stone, University of South Carolina

"Freedom and Constraint in Robert Herrick's Hesperides"
Stephen R. Slimp, University of West Alabama

"Constructing Black Women's Identity in Victorian England: Black Women's Views of Race, Gender, Class, Culture"
Lydia Lindsey, North Carolina Central University

"British Black Women's History and Historiography: An Approach to Writing a Comprehensive Narrative Historical Account"
Carlton O. Wilson, North Carolina Central University

"The Sikh Wars and British National Identity"
Stephen Keck, College of Charleston

"Side by Side in Generous Rivalry: Highlanders, Sikhs and the Evolution of Martial Race Theory"
Heather EG Streets, Duke University

"What's Jane Eyre Doing on Sugar Fork Mountain: Passion and the Divided Self in Fair and Tender Ladies"
T. Wertz-Orebaugh, University of South Carolina

"A Speaking Likeness': The Socioeconomic Voices of Bleak House's Portraits"
"Undoubted Queen: Victorian Literary Perceptions of Elizabeth I"
Clifton W. Potter, Jr., Lynchburg College

"Solidarity and Solitude in Conrad's Lord Jim"
Phyllis Toy, University of Southern Indiana

"Revolutionaries as Legalists: 1688-89"
Richard Kay, University of Connecticut School of Law

"The Mutiny Acts in the Reign of William III: Meaning and Myth"
Col. James Hay Carafano, US Army Center of Military History

"Diluccidating The Dilucidator"
Elizabeth Lane Furdell, University of North Florida

"Representation/Re-Presentation: Understanding Toronto's Place in the Empire in the Summer of 1914"
Ian Miller, Wilfred Laurier University

"Imperial Defense Policy and the Development of Canadian Sovereignty"
Eric Smylie, University of North Texas

"The Politics of History: Devolution and Democracy in Scotland"
Randall Shrock and Alice Almond Shrock, Earlham College

"Sir John Coxe Hippisley and Sudbury: The Dance of an MP and his Constituents"
Susan Sommers, St. Vincent College

"Nineteenth-century English Catholicism and Social Reform"
Eric G. Tenbus, Florida State University

"Rick-burners, Radicals and the Reform Bill of 1832"
Eileen Groth Lyon, Florida State University

"Between Two Worlds: The Dichotomy of Anne J. Clough"
Mary Gallant, University of Florida

"England's Civic Universities; A Case Study in English Progressivism"
Sarah V. Barnes, Hong Kong University

"Averting the Decline? Scottish Central Institutions and Technical Education"
Thomas G. Velek, Mississippi University for Women

 

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THE NORTH AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON BRITISH STUDIES, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE NORTHEAST CONFERENCE ON BRITISH STUDIES, 1999 ANNUAL MEETING, BOSTON: CALL FOR PAPERS
The North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS) will hold its next annual meeting, in conjunction with that of the Northeast Conference on British Studies (NECBS), in Boston from Friday 19th November to Sunday 21st November 1999.
The NACBS, the main organization for British studies in Canada and the United States, along with its northeastern affiliate, the NECBS, seek participation by scholars in all areas of British Studies. In particular, they solicit proposals for interdisciplinary panels that draw on the work of historians, literary critics, and scholars in other disciplines whose focus is on Britain. The NACBS and NECBS also welcome panel proposals on medieval Britain. North American scholars, scholars from overseas, and graduate students are all encouraged to submit proposals to the Program Chair of the NACBS. Proposals for entire panels on a common theme will be given priority, although individual paper proposals will also be considered if several of them can be assembled to create a viable panel. Proposals for roundtable discussions of a topical work or issue are also welcome. The typical panel will include three papers, each lasting twenty minutes, a chair, and a separate commentator. No participant will be permitted to take part in more than one session, and no more than one proposal will be considred from each applicant. Committed to the principle of ensuring the broadest possible participation of scholars of all facets of British studies, the program committees will give priority to proposals submitted by individuals who did not read papers at the last two consecutuve meetings. North American participants in the meeting will ordinarily be expected to be members of the NACBS.
Proposals should include a 200-300 word abstract for each paper to be read and a one-two page curriculum vitae for ALL participants. The address, phone number, and e-mail address of EACH participant (including the chair and separate commentator) MUST be included in the proposal. For panel proposals the name of the main contact person should be noted clearly.
In order to be considered, all proposals MUST be received by the NACBS program committee by FRIDAY 12th FEBRUARY 1999, at the very latest. Please MAIL your proposals to: CHRIS WATERS, NACBS Program Chair, Department of History, Stetson Hall, Williams College, Williamstown, MA 01267. voice: (413)597-2524; fax: 413/597-3673; e-mail: Christopher.M.Waters@williams.edu
The 42nd Annual Missouri Valley History Conference will be held in Omaha, Nebraska, March 11-13, 1999. Proposals for papers and sessions in all areas of history are welcome. Proposals, consisting of a cover letter, abstract(s) and vitae, should be sent by November 15, 1998 to Oliver B. Pollak, MBHC Program Coordinator, Department of History, University of Nebraska at Omaha, NE 68682. Inquiries can be made by e-mail to opollak@cwis.unomaha.edu. Please do not submit proposals by e-mail.
The Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies holds its 26th annual meeting at UC-Santa Cruz on March 26-28, 1999. Please submit proposals for panels or papers on any aspect of British history, literature, politics or culture by November 18, 1998 to: Professor Sears McGee, President, PCCBS, History Department, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9410; e-mail: jsmcgee@humanitas.ucsb.edu; fax: 805/893-8795; phone: (805)893-3635. Proposals should include a brief synopsis and short curriculum vitae for each participant. While the program committee, which will be chaired by Barbara Donagan (Huntington Library), will consider submissions of individual papers, complete panel proposals are preferred.
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies: Transatlanticisms April 9-10, 1999, Ohio State University, Columbus. inquiries: Clare Simmons, English Department, Ohio State University, 164 West 17th Ave., Columbus OH 43210-1370, (614) 292-6065; fax 614/292-7816; e-mail simmons.9@osu.edu.
The Middle Atlantic Conference of British Studies will hold its annual meeting in New York City on April 16-17, 1999. The MACBS is seekig individual paper proposals or complete panels that deal with any area of British history or culture. Roundtables and thematic sessions are also welcome. The MACBS especially welcomes the participation of graduate students in its gatherings. Proposals should be in the form of a 200-word abstract accompanied by a 1-page curriculum vitae which gives a mailing address, phone number, fax, and e-mail address if available. Materials should be sent by December 1, 1998 to Rachel Weil, MACBS program chair, History Department, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-4601; the fax number is 607/255-0469. Inquiries may be made of Professor Weil at rjw5@cornell.edu. PLEASE DO NOT SEND PROPOSALS VIA E-MAIL.
68th Anglo-American Conference of Historians, 30 June-2 July 1999, will be devoted to the subject of "Race and Ethnicity." In terms of historical scholarship and contemporary debate, this is as important an issue as it is controversial, and it should have a self-evident appeal to Anglo-American historians. These recent remarks of Professor David Brion Davis set an appropriately ambitious agenda:

To understand the meanings of race in the future, we must first uncover the historical and cultural contexts of the past in which separate human races were conceived...Are human beings universally inclined to dehumanize people who differ from them in physiognomy, phenotype, language, religion, social status, and even gender? When we categorize people by such criteria, temporarily repressing what we share and accentuating our differences, does the resulting Otherness inevitably debase and demean, even if it sometimes emits a surreptitous appeal? Is racism simply a variant on inter-group prejudice, hostility, and genocide, such as that between Tutsis and Hutus in East Africa or Serbs and Muslims in the Balkans? And if anti-black racism can erupt in modern Japan, China, and Russia, countries far removed from the historical effects of black slavery, should we conclude that this kind of racism is universal, immutable, perhaps inevitable?


These are some of the questions which next year's Anglo-American Conference will hope to address, ranging from the ancient world to the present day, and from Europe to America and around the globe. The format of the conference is not yet settled, but it is likely to be a mixture of plenary and discussion sessions. Suggestions for speakers, subjects and sessions are now being invited, as are proposals (not more than three hundred words) for papers and lectures.
The deadline is 30 November 1998. Both suggestions and proposals should be sent to Dr Debra Birch, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Steet, London WC1E 7HU. fax: 0171/436-2183; e-mail: ihrdir@sas.ac.uk
The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals will hold its thirty-first annual meeting in New Haven, Connecticut, on 17-18 September 1999. The Conference will be co-hosted by the Sterling Memorial Library and the English Department of Yale University.
RSVP Seeks proposals for individual papers or full panels on any aspect of Victorian periodicals, including their history as a publishing form, cultural significance, theoretical bearings, and uses in teachiing and scholarship. Since RSVP is highly interdisciplinary, we encourage proposals relating periodicals to such fields as art history, music, theater, literature, science, and social science. We welcome proposals from graduate students as well as established scholars.
Please sent two-page abstracts accompanied by a one-page c.v. of the presenter(s) by 15 February 1999 to Linda H. Peterson, Department of English, P.O. Box 208302, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520-8302. Fax: 203/432-7066.
Persecution vs. Pluralism: Christian Minorities and the Enforcement of Conformity in Western Europe Since the Reformation, conference to be held at Newbold College, Berkshire, on 8-10 September 1999. Organiser: David Trim, Department of Humanities, Newbold College, St. Mark's Road, Binfield, Bracknell, Berks. RG42 4NN. e-mail: dtrim@newbold.ac.uk
The Memory of Catastrophe, conference to be held at the University of Southampton, on 14-17 April 2000. Organisers: Dr. Peter Gray and Dr. Kendrick Oliver, Department of History, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ. e-mails: pg2@soton.ac.uk and ko@soton.ac.uk
The Peculiarities of British Economic Experience. The British Academy is marking its centenary in 2001 with a series of publications. It is proposed to convene a conference and organize the production of a volume of essays with this provisional title. Scholars, particularly younger scholars, whose research and expertise lies in the fields of economics, the history of economics and economic history, and who are interested in submitting a paper to the colloquium and/or the volume are asked to contact either Patrick O'Brien at the Institute of Historical Research, e-mail: p.obrien@sas.ac.uk, or Donald Winch at the Centre for Literary and Intellectual History, Arts B, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BH1 9QN.
Voyages and Journeys: The Movement of People and Cultures across Land and Sea, a conference organised by the Royal Historical Society to be held at The University of Hull, on Monday 29th, Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st March 1999. The conference organizers invite proposals from scholars who wish to read 20-minute papers on their work-in-progress. We particularly welcome proposals from graduate students, and those in fixed-term post-doctoral positions. Your proposal should fit into one of the four themes of the conference: Invasions and Conquests; Migration and Diasporas; Exploration and Discovery; Travels of the Mind. Please send all proposals for papers directly to: Richard Gorski, Department of History, University of Hull, Hull. HU6 7RX. ENGLAND.
Conference on the Making of the Anglo-Irish Union of 1801. This conference is a joint enterprise between the Royal Historical Society and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. It is to be held in Belfast at the Public Record Office or at Queen's University on 9 to 11 September 1999. The following scholars have so far agreed to give papers:
Professor CA Bayly
Dr. Allen Blackstock
Professor Louis Cullen
Professor William Doyle
Dr. James Kelly
Dr. Dair Keogh
Dr. Trevor McCavery
Professor JGA Pocock
The conference organiser for the Society is Professor Peter Jupp of the History Department of Queen's. Inquiries should be made to Professor Jupp or to the Royal Historical Society. University College London. Gower Street. Lonond. WC1E 6BT. ENGLAND.
Gender and Play: Literary, Historical and Archaelogical Perspectives, conference to be held at the Wessex Medieval Centre, University of Southampton, on 7-9 January 1999. Organiser: Dr. Trish Skinner (GMS), Department of History, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton. SO17 1BJ. e-mail: P.Skinner@soton.ac.uc
Cruel Necessity: The Regicides and the Execution of Charles I, 1649, conference to be held at the Institute of Historical Research, London, on 22-23 January 1999. Organiser: Dr. JT Peacey, History of Parliament, 15 Woburn Square. London WC1H 0NS, tel. 0171 862 8805.
Late-Medieval Northumberland, conference to be held at Hexham High School on 13 March 1999. Organiser: Tony Pollard, School of Law, Humanities and International Studies, University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, TS1 3BA.
Britain and the Baltic: East Coast Connections. [Shipping and trade; international security and international relations; literary, religious and cultural contacts-from the late middle ages to the present day] Conference to be held at Van Mildert College, University of Durham, 23-26 March 1999. Organiser: Patrick Salmon, Department of History, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU; e-mail: p.j.k.salmon@ncl.ac.uk]
Society for the Study of French History: 13th Annual Conference to be held at the University of Edinburgh on 29-31 March 1999. Organiser, Robert Anderson, Department of History, University of Edinburgh, William Robertson Building, George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JY. e-mail: R.D.Anderson@ed.ac.uk
`A Peace to End Peace': Britain, Versailles and the Legacy of the Paris Peace Conference. A two day research conference to mark the eightieth anniversary of the Paris Peace Conference and ensuing treaties, to be held on 25 and 26 June 1999 at the Public Record Office, Kew , Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU. Guest Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Lord Hurd of Westwell, CH, CBE. Contact: James Guthrie, Public Events Manager, Public Record Office; e-mail: pro.gov.uk:www.pro.gov.uk
Recent Research in Fifteenth-Century History, conference to be held at the University of Southampton on 3-5 September 1999. Organiser: Professor MA Hicks, King Alfred's College, Winchester, SO22 4NR; e-mail: michaelh@wkac.ac.uk
The Commerce of Health: Medicine, Wealth and Leisure, 1650-1900, conference to be held at the University of Warwick on Saturday 5 December 1999. Organiser: Chloe Underwood, Department of History, University of Warwick, Coverntry. CV4 7AL.
Meetings of the Royal Historical Society in 1999: meetings will be held in the Gustave Tuck Theatre, University College London, unless otherwise stated.
Friday 22nd January 1999 at 5 pm: "Enlightenment and Revolution: Naples 1799," Dr. John Robertson
Friday 5th March 1999 at 5 pm: "Kwame Nkrumah against the chiefs: nationalist struggle for control of the Ghanaian countryside, 1950-1960," Professor Richard Rathbone
Monday 29th-Wednesday 31st March 1999 at the University of Hull: Two-day Conference: "Voyages and Journeys: the movement of peoples and cultures across land and sea"
Friday 23rd April 1999 at 5 pm at the University of Reading: "Disputes, Courts and Legal Arguments in Anglo-Norman England," Dr. John Hudson
Wednesday 7th July 1999 at 5 pm: Prothero Lecture: "The divergence of England: economic and demographic growth in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries" Professor Sir Tony Wrigley
Thursday 9th-Saturday 11th September 1999: Belfast, including at PRONI: Two-Day Conference: "Making of the Anglo-Irish Union of 1801"
Thursday 16th-Sunday 19th September 1999: The Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool: Three-day Conference: "On Time, History, Science, Commemoration"
Friday 22nd October 1999 at 5 pm at the University of Huddersfield: "Regional Diversity in the Later Russian Empire," Dr. David Saunders.
Wednesday 10th November 1999 at 5:30 for 5:45 pm: Gresham College, London; "Exhibiting the Nation: 1851, 1951, 2000," Lord Briggs
Friday 26th November 1999 at 5:15 pm: Presidential Address: Britain and the World in the Eighteenth Century: III. Britain and India"

 

PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION


The PCCBS Graduate Student Prize: The PCCBS calls again for entries, submitted by graduate students, for the prize to be awarded at the Santa Cruz meeting next March. Both the student and the major professor must be members of the PCCBS. Submitted entries should be papers presented either at the PCCBS Long Beach conference or (in the case of a graduate student studying at a university within the PCCBS region) any conference held during the 1998 calendar year. The essay mirroring the oral paper as delivered must be based on original research, meet scholarly standards, and deal with a topic centering on British Studies. Excursive footnotes may be added.
The winner will receive a monetary prize and will be recognized at the PCCBS conference in Santa Cruz. Send the essay and a copy of the program for the conference at which it was presented to Prof. Robert Woods, Chair PCCBS Prize Committee, Department of History, Pomona College, Claremont, CA 91711. Inquiries to RWoods@Pomona.Edu
M.A. Program in Book History: in September 1999, Drew University will inaugurate the first M.A. program in Book History outside of Europe. Book History is the entire history of written communication—the creation, diffusion, and uses of script and print. It is concerned with all kinds of documents, including newspapers, periodicals, manuscripts, and ephemera, and encompasses the social, economic, and cultural history of authorship, publishing, printing, the book arts, copyright, censorship, bookselling, libraries, literacy, literary criticism, and reading. The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP), launched in 1991 at Drew University, is one of the fastest-growing scholarly societies, with 1000 members in 20 countries. The Drew M.A. program in Book Histoy is open to students who wish to prepare for Ph.D. study in history, literature, and other related fields. For more information, contact the Office of Graduate Admissions, Drew University, Madison, NJ 07940-4066; phone (973)408-3110; fax: 973/408-3242; e-mail: gradm@drew.edu; www: http://www.drew.edu
Joint PhD Program: The University of North Carolina at Charlotte & The University of Aberdeen: The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is pleased to announce a joint PhD with the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Students starting with an approved Master's degree undertake a three-year course of study in both Charlotte and Abderdeen and earn a University of Aberdeen PhD. This joint program offers the best of both worlds for graduate students interested in study abroad. Candidates will work with faculty in two excellent history departments, receive graduate training in both the North American and British traditions, and enjoy the benefits of an academic home on both sides of the Atlantic.
The combination of faculty at the two institutions makes this joint PhD program ideal for North American students interested in studying British or Celtic topics, Northern Europe, or comparative topics dealing with the North Atlantic world. The Department of History at UNC Charlotte possesses particular expertise in United States history, the history of the American South, British history, and the Comparative history of race, gender, urbanization, and industrialization. The Department of History at the University of Aberdeen possesses particular expertise in English, Irish, and Scottish history; the North Sea and Baltic states, including Russia; diet, disease, and death; gender; and the relationship between Scotland and America.
This PhD program is run jointly by UNC Charlotte and the University of Aberdeen. North American students must earn a Master's degree at UNC Charlotte, or another accepted institution, before being admitted to the program by UNC Charlotte. Students then spend one year in Charlotte and one year in Aberdeen preparing for and doing their dissertation research; they then ordinarily spend the third year at Charlotte writing the thesis. PhD candidates will work with faculty at both institutions and can utilize research facilities in both America and Europe. Tuition for the program is paid at UNC Charlotte; teaching and research assistantships are available on a competitive basis at both universities.
For more information, call, write, or e-mail Dr. Cynthia Kierner, Graduate Coordinator, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223; Tel. (704)547-4647; e-mail ckierner@email.uncc.edu. Or visit our respective website at: http://www.uncc.edu/colleges/arts_and_sciences/history/ or http://www.abdn.ac.uk/history/
British Studies Hits the Highway—the Information Highway, that is—
PCCBS now has a website at: http://www.history.ucsb.edu/pccbs_home.shtml
NACBS now has a website at: http://www.nacbs.org/
Contributions intended for this website can be forwarded to "web designate" Laura Tabili, preferably on disk in WP5.1. Tabili will forward these to our website coordinator (or "webmaster") Andrew Fenchel at the University of Chicago Press. Mr. Fenchel has developed an ambitious scheme to link the NACBS to regional CBS websites and to the Institute of Historical Research in London. Watch this space for further developments.
Research Note: Kirk Scott of Wichita State University wishes to draw attention to the following bound manuscript, discovered in the University's Ablah Library: "Anno xvi Caroli Primi the Short Parliament." The manuscript appears to be a copy of the proceedings of the House of Lords in the Short Parliament of 1640, and dates to the 17th century. Mr. Scott believes the manuscript will be of interest as an example of the practice of copying printed materials, as an artifact of the Bruce family library, and as an accurate copy of the printed Lord's Journal. Readers wishing further information may wish to contact Mr. Scott at the Department of History. Wichita State University. Wichita, Kansas 6;7208-1595.

 

OBITUARIES


With profound regret the Department of History of Appalachian State University informs the academic community of the passing of Professor Thomas K. Keefe on September 20, 1998. Dr. Keefe was a Chicago native who came to Appalachian in 1978 after earning his Ph.D. under Warren Hollister at the University of California-Santa Barbara. A specialist in Anglo-Norman History, Tom achieved a reputation as a scholar of the first rank on both sides of the Atlantic. He was an authority on the reign of Henry II, bringing to the study of this Plantagenet king and his sons not only the passion and skills of a classic scholar but also the latest in quantitative analysis of their reigns. His latest book, a new biography of Henry for Longman Press, is largely complete. Here at Appalachian, Tom captivated students, and not infrequently captured them for history, with the force of his personality and his innovative courses. He was a uniquely creative and demanding teacher who insisted that his students actively join with him in an investigation of whatever subject was at hand, and who convinced them that they simply must have this experience. No one who knew Tom could fail to admire the dignity and quiet courage with which he faced his illness over the past fourteen years. We are all the better for having known him and he will be sorely missed.
Thomas Keelin Keefe is survived by his wife of twenty-eight years, Susan, who is Chair of the Anthropology Department, and by his daughter, Megan, who is a senior at Watauga High School. Persons may want to contribute to the Professor Thomas K. Keefe Scholarship in History. Designated donations may be made to the Appalachian State University Foundation and sent care of the Department of History, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608.
Michael Wade
Appalachian State

Robert H. Irrmann (1916-1998), Professor Emeritus of History at Beloit College, died in Madison, Wisconsin on July 16, 1998. Bob Irrmann was associated with the History Department at Beloit College from 1934, when he arrived to study History. He graduated cum laude in 1939 and delivered the students' valedictory address. He went on to Harvard for an M.A. which he received in 1940 and then took his Ph.D. at Indiana in 1945.

These choices shaped his subsequent teaching. His M.A. was on the transition between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, a period that always interested him, but with his Ph.D. on "Edward Russell, Earl of Orford, 1653-1727, and the Administration of the Royal Navy to 1701," he set up his stall as a historian of seventeenth-century England. He taught for several years at Denison College in Ohio, but returned in 1948 to Beloit College, where he spent the balance of his career as a popular undergraduate teacher whose lectures stressed ideas, people and principles. In 1953 he also became Beloit College's archivist, succeeding his mentor, "Dicky" Richardson.

Robert Irrmann became chair of his department in 1960 and so remained until his retirement, negotiating the History department through the expansionary 1960s as well as the leaner years of the 1970s. Simultaneously, as President of the Beloit Historical Society during the Bicentenial, he led a substantial oral history project among elderly survivors of the African American "Great Migration' from Mississippi to Beloit's factories during and after the first world war. As a Vice-President of the Wisconsin Historical Society he helped to establish "Old World Wisconsin," a living history museum. Bob Irrmann retired in 1980 at the age of 63 due to poor health, after 33 years of teaching at Beloit. As an emeritus professor, he remained active, working in the college archives and giving extra-mural lectures.

James Robertson
University of the West Indies, Mona
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