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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,10.2 (Fall 2000), The University of Arizona

THE WINNERS OF THE 2000 NACBS ELECTIONS WERE AS FOLLOWS:


For the Council:
Emily Tabuteau, Michigan State University

For the Nominating Committee:
Seat 1: Lori Anne Ferrell, Claremont Graduate University

Seat 2: Erika Rappaport, University of California, Santa Barbara

Seat 3: Kathleen Wilson, State University of New York, Stony Brook


2000 COUNCIL MEETING: UNOFFICIAL MINUTES


The Council meeting of the annual convention of the NACBS in Pasadena, California was called to order at 4 p.m. Thursday 12 October 2000.
Attendance:

Executive Committee: Linda Levy Peck, Martin Wiener, Brian Levack, Marc Baer, Fred Leventhal, Patty Seleski

Council Members Present: RJQ Adams, David Cannadine, Eric Carlson, Jim Cronin, Nancy Ellenberger, Jim Epstein, Margot Finn, Peter Hansen, Barbara J. Harris, Margaret Minor, Michael Moore, David Savage, Barbara Shapiro, Laura Tabili, Robert Tittler, Peter Weiler, Angela Woollacott

Guests: Julie Noblitt, University of Chicago Press

Agenda:
I. Approval of Minutes of NACBS Council Meeting, 18 November 1999 in Cambridge, Massachusetts - MSP Harris/Levack - minutes accepted
II. Treasurer's report (Baer)

A detailed report is on file. MSP Savage/Tittler to accept Treasurer's Report

III. Reports from the journals:

a. Journal of British Studies (Finn and Noblitt)

The President thanked Margot Finn for her work on behalf of both JBS and NACBS

A written report is on file--The Council discussed membership/subscriber trends & considered additional professional meetings at which U.Chicago Press might advertise JBS

Other items reported/discussed relative to JBS:

A web usage report was distributed at the meeting

Update on J-STOR/JBS link

On-line membership directory: update-while basic directory would be free, adding fields & areas of interests would cost $4000. Recommendation of Executive Committee would be to start with `simple' directory and explore the possibilities of adding field options later (68% of NACBS members have already supplied U Chicago Press with their e-mail addresses). Members would be given an opportunity to opt out of inclusion in the directory.

b. Albion (Moore) A written report is on file

MSP Leventhal/Harris to accept JBS/Albion reports

c. British Studies Intelligencer (Tabili)

A written report is on file--the Intelligencer account should be credited with $206 (a result of double billing)--an addendum was passed out to document the overcharge. Editor will investigate possibility of reducing costs of the cover, which has increased. The current Intelligencer budget is near its current allocation/limit & editor is loathe at this time to request an increase in support.


IV. Program Committee (Woollacott)

A written report is on file

Extended discussion of the book exhibits and need (perhaps) to revisit the issue of how big the exhibit should be

Reiterate the organization's commitment to enforcing policies about frequency of appearance on annual program

Discussion of membership (esp. given the figures of members represented on the program) generated the following suggestions:

Change call for papers to have it read that North Americans "must" be members

Encourage people to wear badges

Have list at registration to monitor registration

Further discussion of how draconian to be with non-members on the program & how to enforce registration.

To require conference registration of all participants on the program (Harris/Epstein) motion was withdrawn.

Executive Committee will develop a menu of strategies to address the question of program participation & membership


V. Future venues:

2001 - Toronto - Nov. 2-4 (Sutton Place Hotel) Council mtg. on Nov. 1

2002 - Baltimore - with SCBS and Southern Historical Society, November 8-10, likely at the Holiday Inn (the overflow hotel for the Southern Historical Assocation)

2003-NACBS will meet with NWCBS-Northwest will come back with suggestions (MSP Levack/Adams to thank NW)

2004-desire to meet with Middle Atlantic again-Nancy Ellenberger will come back next year with response



VI. Election results

Election results were announced. (see above this issue for details)

Copies of proposed new procedures for elections were circulated:

1. The Vice-President will appoint the chairman of the Nominating Committee (from among the second-year members of the Committee) by January 15.

2. The Executive Secretary will notify the chair of the Committee which seats are open for elections

3. The Committee will select its nominees by April 15. The chair of the Committee will confirm that the nominees agree to stand for election.

4. The chair of the Committee will ask each nominee to compose a brief biographical sketch, listing education, employment, honors and awards, and no more than eight publications. These sketches should be submitted to the Executive Secretary by June 15.

5. The Executive Secretary will mail the ballots, together with the biographical sketches of the nominees, to the membership no later than August 1.

6. The Executive Secretary will notify all nominees of the results of the election shortly after the Fall meeting.


VII. Prizes and Fellowships

Prize and fellowship winners were announced. (see below this issue for details.)


VIII. Report on the Website (Hansen and Noblitt)

Written reports were distributed.

Question of the extensiveness of links on NACBS website--how many should there be? What procedure should decide inclusion of new links (Webmaster will consult with Executive Secretary about adding links)

Discussion of way in which website can be useful to the membership


IX. Report from the Institute of Historical Research (Cannadine)

The Director gave an oral report (no written report filed) on research activities at the IHR, reported that the Victoria County Histories received a (UK) Lottery Grant to develop a larger grant proposal. The new VCH editor is Anthony Fletcher.

Fitch Fund has funded Annual Lecture on Local History

Also:

Initial IHR renovations completed and further developments

The Anglo-American in 2001 will focus on the Sea

Publishing committee set-up to investigate IHR's publishing activities

Fundraising: just over 300,000 pounds


X. New Business

A. Proposal to appoint a sub-committee for development-to help raise money to support travel & research grants-made up of Peck, Wiener, Cannadine, Ritchie

MSP Levack/Harris to appoint such a committee

B. Proposed conference with Royal Historical Society (Leventhal)-outlined initial proposal by Peter Mandler (Executive Secretary of RHS) to NACBS

C. Relations with British Council (US) -Wiener-item withdrawn

D. Possible relationship with other British organizations-Wiener-item withdrawn

E. Possible support from the British Council of Canada-NACBS to request of British Council in Canada support for British history and scholarship-subcommittee to constitute a delegation to British Council to present suggestions.

MSP Leventhal/Adams to constitute such as subcommittee/delegation of Canadian historians with President to serve ex-officio

F. NACBS archives--Bowdoin wishes to end its stewardship of the organization's archives. George Washington University will become the new site for the archive.

G. Relations with the AHA (Seleski and Woollacott) -Issue is whether or not to maintain presence at AHA by organizing a annual reception-sense of the Council was that the reception should continue

H. Participation of small colleges and community colleges in NACBS governance (Carlson) -wish is to increase the numbers of people nominated & to look at the nominating process

MSP Leventhal/Tittler to set up subcommittee headed by Eric Carlson suggest specific measures that can be undertaken to address concerns of those members at small colleges and universities


I. MSP Levack/Leventhal to adjourn. The meeting adjourned at 8 p.m.

Minutes submitted by:

Patty Seleski

Associate Executive Secretary


THE NORTH AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON BRITISH STUDIES ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF ITS 2000 PRIZES FOR SCHOLARSHIP


JOHN BEN SNOW PRIZE (BEST BOOK OF 1999 IN HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL SCIENCES BEFORE 1800)
David Eltis, Department of History, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, for The Rise of African Slavery in the Americas (Cambridge University Press, 1999)


Honorable Mention:
Bruce R. Smith, Department of English, Georgetown University, for The Acoustic World of Early Modern England: Attending to the O-Factor (University of Chicago Press, 1999)


BRITISH COUNCIL PRIZE (BEST BOOK OF 1999 ON THE NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURIES)
Susan R. Grayzel, Department of History, University of Mississippi, for Women's Identities at War: Gender, Motherhood, and Politics in Britain and France during the First World War (University of North Carolina Press, 1999)


Honorable Mention:
Michael T. Saler, Department of History, University of California, Davis, for The Avant-Garde in Interwar England: Medieval Modernism and the London Underground (Oxford University Press, 1999)


WALTER D. LOVE PRIZE (FOR THE BEST ARTICLE IN ANY FIELD OF BRITISH HISTORY)
Anne McLaren, School of History, University of Liverpool, for "Reading Sir Thomas Smith's De Republica Anglorum as Protestant Apologetic," Historical Journal 42 (1999): 911-39


NACBS-DISSERTATION YEAR FELLOWSHIP:
Alice M. Ritscherle, University of Michigan, for "Civil Rights and the Politics of Race in Britain, 1948-1968." Alice Ritscherle is a student of Sonya Rose.

Runner-up:
Andrea Denny-Brown, Columbia University, "Sumptuary Laws, Sartorial Codes and the Origins of Modern Subjectivity." Andrea Denny-Brown is a student of Christopher Baswell of the English Department at Barnard.


NACBS-HUNTINGTON LIBRARY FELLOWSHIP:
Christopher Petrusic, Carleton University, for "Mapping Gender, Race and Imperialism in the British Empire: Masculinity, Femininity and Victorian Explorers." Christopher Petrusic is a student of Deborah Gorham.

PCCBS GRADUATE STUDENT PRIZE:
At the 27th annual meeting and conference at the University of California, Santa Barbara, the PACIFIC COAST CONFERENCE ON BRITISH STUDIES awarded Tara S. Wood its "PCCBS graduate student prize." Her paper, "Elizabeth's Nation: National Identity Creation in Sixteenth-Century England," was delivered to the PBCCBS conference held at the University of California, Santa Cruz in March 1999. A student of Professor Retha Warnicke at Arizona State University, Ms. Wood showed in her paper the promise, insight, and historical acuity sought by the prize committee.

PRIZE COMPETITIONS:
THE NACBS ANNOUNCES ITS PRIZE COMPETITIONS FOR 2001
The British Council Prize 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 a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada. Nominations may be made by the author or by the publisher of the book to be nominated. A publisher may nominate more than one title each year but should use discretion and not overburden the Prize Committee.
The 2001 competition covers books published in 2000. Separate copies of the letter of nomination and of the book nominated should be sent by April 1, 2001 to each member of the Prize committee. For prompt attention, mark packages "NACBS Prize Committee." Send all relevant materials to: Professor Dane Kennedy, Chair, British Council Prize Committee, Department of History, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. 20052; Professor Dina Copelman, Department of History, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444; Professor Susan Pedersen, Center For European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.

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 who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada are eligible to compete. Nominations may be made by the author or by the publisher of the book nominated. A publisher may nominate more than one title each year but should use discretion and not overburden the Prize Committee.
The 2001 competition covers books published in 2000. Separate copies of the letter of nomination and of the book nominated should be sent by April 1, 2001 to each member of the Prize Committee. For prompt attention, mark packages, "NACBS Prize Committee." Send all relevant materials to: Professor Derek Hirst, Chair, John Ben Snow Prize Committee, Department of History , Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 63130-4899; Professor Kathleen Wilson, Department of History, SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NEW YORK 11794-4348; Dr. 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 2000. 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 who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada are eligible to compete. A copy of the nominated article or paper should be sent by April 1, 2001 to each member of the Prize committee. For prompt attention, mark packages,"NACBS Prize Committee." Send submissions to: Professor Dan LeMahieu, Chair, Walter D. Love Prize Committee, Department of History, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045-2399,; Professor Philip Harling, Department of History, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0027; Professor Lori Ann Ferrell, Department of History, Claremont Graduate University, 710 N. College Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711-6163.

The NACBS Dissertation Year Fellowship is 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 $6000 stipend. The runner-up will receive a $2000 travel grant. Each department 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 dissertation 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 for a period of at least six months.

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. Letters of reference should be placed in sealed envelopes, signed across the flap and given to the applicant for inclusion in the application package. Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2001. Send materials to: Professor Margaret C. Jacob, Chair, NABS Dissertation Year Fellowship Committee, Department of History, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1473; Professor Catherine Patterson, Department of History, 4800 Calhoun Road, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-3785; Professor Ginger S. Frost, Department of History and Political Science, Samford University, Birmingham, AL 35229.


The PCCBS Graduate Student Prize Competition: The PCCBS calls again for entries, submitted by graduate students, for the prize to be awarded at its annual meeting at Stanford University, 6-8 April 2001. Both the student and major professor must be members of the PCCBS.

The submitted entry will have been presented to the Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies at Santa Barbara in March/April 2000, to the NACBS Conference at Pasadena during 13-15 October 2000, or (in the case of a graduate student studying at a university within the PCCBS region) to any conference during the 2000 calendar year. The essay mirroring the oral paper as delivered must be based on original research, meet scholarly standards, and must 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 annual PCCBS Conference, which will meet at Stanford University, 6-8 April 2001.

Send essay and a copy of the program by 15 February 2001 to Prof. Robert Woods, Chair PCCBS Prize Committee, Department of History, Pomona College, Claremont, CA 91711. Inquiries to RWoods@Pomona.Edu.

Graduate student membership in the PCCBS is $5.00, while full membership is $10.00. Inquiries to Prof. Douglas Haynes, PCCBS Secretary, Department of History, University of California, Irvine CA 92697-3275.




CONFERENCES PAST

Papers read at the annual meeting of the North American Conference on British Studies, Pasadena, California 12-15 October 2000

"Jest Books, the Literature of Roguery, and the Vagrant Poor in Early Modern England" Linda Woodbridge, Pennsylvania State University

"New and Old Historicisms: Thomas Harman and the Literature of Roguery" Lee Beiers, Illinois State University

"Making Vagrancy (In)Visible: The Economics of Disguise in Early Modern Rogue Pamphlets" Patricia Fumerton, University of California, Santa Barbara

"The Irish Exclusion for Empire: State-Assisted Emigration Policies in Late-Victorian Britain" Alison Pion, Northwestern University

"Are You My Brother? Freemasonry, Imperialism, and the Idea of Global Brotherhood" Jessica Harland-Jacobs, University of Florida

"`Relieving, Repatriating, or Otherwise Disposing' of Subjects: Imperial Classification and Colonial Mobility in Early Twentieth-Century Britain" Amy E. Robinson, Stanford University

"The Society for Promoting the Employment of Women" Ellen Jordan, University of Newcastle, New South Wales

"Life Narratives of Victorian Working-Class Women Poets (`Forgot by...Tradition's Garrulous Tongue')" Florence Boos, University of Iowa

"Making History: Mary Anne Everett Green's Career at the PRO" Christine L. Kreueger, Marquette University

"Great Expectations: Women Sowing Seed and Reaping Fruit in Early Modern Gender Debates" Naomi J. Miller, University of Arizona

"`She is Spread of Late in to a Goodly Bulk': Representing the Pregnant Body on the Early Modern Stage" Kathryn M. Moncrief, Washington College

"Conceiving Wonders: the Creative Power of Maternal Imagination" Caroline Bicks, Ohio State University

"Punishment and Profit: The Treatment of Monmouth's Rebels and the Development of the English State" Paul Monod, Middlebury College

"Soldiers, Traitors, and Criminals: Britain and the Prisoners of the `15" Margaret Sankey, Auburn University

"Prisoners, Countrymen, and Traitors: The Dilemmas of Civil War" Barbara Donagan, The Huntington Library

"The Creation of Disillusionment: History, Memory, Literature, and the Great War" Janet Watson, University of Connecticut

"Effects of the Real: Diary, Memoir, and Fiction about World War I" Margaret Higonnet, University of Connecticut

"Conflicting Stories: Literary Representations of Women's Military Experience in World War I" Krisztina Robert

"Contexts and Causes, OR, Putting the English Back into the British Civil Wars, 1637-1642" Jason Peacey, History of Parliament Trust

"The Wars for the One Kingdom, 1642-1649" David Scott, History of Parliament Trust

"English Revolution or British Problem, 1649-1658?" Sarah Barber, University of Lancaster

"The Unfortunate Maid Exemplified': The Criminality of Domestic Servants in Eighteenth-Century London" Amy Masciola, University of Maryland

"`False-Courage' or `Manly Resolution'? Re-Reading the Early Eighteenth-Century `Game' Criminal" Andrea McKenzie

"Bodies of Evidence, States of Mind: Infanticide, Emotion, and Sensibility in the Eighteenth Century" Dana Y. Rabin, Univeristy of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

"Women, Work, and Disease in the Victorian Period" M. Jeanne Peterson, Indiana University

"`In One Guise or Another': Voice, Profession, and the Dilemma of the Victorian Woman Journalist" Dallas Liddle, Augsburg College

"Professional Authority, Authorial Professions: Elizabeth Gaskell and Women's Work" Jacqueline Chambers, University of Missouri

"Performing Management: Memoirs of "`Public Headmistresses'" Heather Julien, City University of New York Graduate Center

"`Celto-Orientalism': Scottish Enlightenment Discourse on the Highlands, 1760-1803" Kenneth McNeil, Eastern Connecticut State University

"`Into the Woof, a Little Thibet Wool': Narrative and Imperialist Discourse in Walter Scott's The Surgeon's Daughter" Molly Youngkin, Ohio State University

"Byron's Orientalist Authority and His Reading Public: From the `Eastern Tales' to Don Juan" Katrina Gephardt, Ohio State University

"Sacrifice, Venison, and Social Order in Waltham Forest, c.1605-1634" Dan Beaver, Pennsylvania State University

"Social Interactions of Servants in Early Modern England, 1560-1640" Patricia L. Carney, University of Colorado, Boulder

"Negotiating Conformity: Local Articulations of Orthodoxy in the Diocese of Gloucester in the Early-Stuart Era" Gary Sandling, Yale University

"British Fascists and the Hollywood Movie" Thomas P. Linehan, Brunel University

"British Fascist Interpretations of Race, Culture, and Evolution" Richard Thurlow, University of Sheffield

"The Aestheticization of Fanaticism and Brutality: Masculine Cultures in British Fascist Propaganda" Julie V. Gottlieb, University of Manchester

"The Palace of Westminster" David Cannadine, Institute of Historical Research

"The Invention of Shorthand and the Creation of Calvinist `Style': Timothy Bright's Characterie in Religious and Cultural Context" Lori Anne Ferrell, Claremont Graduate University and Claremont School of Technology

"News, Trials, and Shorthand: The Information Revolution of the Seventeenth Century" Michael Mendle, University of Alabama

Shorthand and the Army Secretariat During the English Civil Wars" Frances Henderson, Worcester College, Oxford University

"`No Master Save Nature': P.H. Emerson's Naturalistic Photography and the Anthropology of the Vanishing Peasant" Thomas Prasch, Washburn University

"Working Figures, Working Landscapes: P.H. Emerson's Photographs, East Anglia, and the Construction of Place" Ellen Handy, International Center of Photography

"Epic Vs. Lyric in Julia Margaret Cameron's Illustrations to Tennyson's Idylls of the Kings and Other Poems" Jeff Rosen, Columbia College

"Haunted by Shadows: Dickens, the Photograph, and the Construction of Celebrity" Joss March, Indiana University

"Aliens: Emigrants and Naturalization in Conservative Opinion" Stuart Semmel, American University

"Coleridge and the Cult of Independence: Property, Pantisocracy, and the Party of Liberty, 1794-1796" Pamela Edwards, Ouachita University

"`Not Merely a Political, But an Anti-Social Monster': The Counter-Revolution in Culture" Kevin Gilmartin, California Institute of Technology

"History's Stormy End? Charlotte Smith's The Emigrants" Stephen Bernstein, University of Michigan, Flint

"Child Ambassadors and the Empire in the 18th and 20th Centuries" Patricia Y.C.E. Lin, University of San Francisco

"Marriage at the Imperial Margins: Matrimony, Sexuality, and the Military in Colonial India, c.1780-1850" Douglas M. Peers, University of Calgary

"Soldiers' Sexuality and Imperial Governance" Philippa Levine, University of Southern California

"`Not the Work of Artizans, but Men of Education': School Attendance Officers and Working-Class Parents in London, 1870-1904" Sascha Auerbach, Emory University

"Policing Queer London: Space Class, Gender, and the Limits of the Heterosexist City, 1918-1940" Matthew Houlbrook, University of Essex

"Class and the Conscientious Objector to Vaccination, 1898-1907" Nadja Durbach, University of Utah

"The Rise of The Policeman-State?: Policing and the Police Courts in London's East End" Victor Bailey, University of Kansas

"The Early Life and Writings of Richard Overton, 1640-42" David Adams, Pembroke College, Cambridge University

"John Lilburne and the `Leveller' Language of Citizenship" Rachel Foxley, Cambridge University

"The Agreements of the People in Their Political Contexts, 1647-1649" Ian Gentles, Glendon College, York University

"Milton's A Masque at Ludlow (Comus) and the Popish Plot" James Knowles, Stirling University

"Legal Wrangling: The Inns of Court in the 1630s, Theater, and Politics" Julie Sanders, Keele University

"Two Taverns and a Church: Place-Realism in The Weeding of Covent Garden" Matthew Steggle, Sheffield Hallam University

"Celts, Boers, and the Bantu: Art, Ethnography, and Modernism in South Africa" Jordanna Bailkin, Columbia University

"Can the Postmodern Scholar Speak Chila?" Bryan Callahan, Johns Hopkins University

"Nation and Empire at `The End of History': Hong Kong" Karen Fang, Johns Hopkins University

"Conservatism, the State, and Civil Society in the 20th Century" E.H.H. Green, Magdalen College, Oxford University

"Conservatism and Gender in the 20th Century" David Jarvis, Emmanuel College, Cambridge University

"Conservatism and National Identity in the 20th Century" Philip Williamson, University of Durham

"Negotiating Gender in the Small Metals Industries in the 1880s" Carol E. Morgan

"`The Law is a Bachelor': Oliver Twist, Bastardy, and the New Poor Law" Susan Zlotnick, Vassar College

"What Do Women Do? Identity, Skill, and the Working Woman in Industrializing England" Susie L. Steinbach, Hamline University

"The Mystery of Mallory and Masculinity, 1924-2000" Peter H. Hansen, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

"Heroic Women in Wartime Britain" Sonya O. Rose, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

"Heroism, Domesticity, and Empire: Scott of the Antarctic (1948) and the `Flight from Commitment'" Martin Francis, Royal Holloway, University of London

"The Politics of Divinity in Eighteenth-Century England" William Gibson, Basingstoke College of Technology

"Thomas Secker (1693-1768), High Churchmanship, and the Defense of Anglican Orthodoxy in the Mid-Eighteenth Century" Robert G. Ingram, University of Virginia

"Russia at the Great Exhibition" Anthony Swift, University of Essex

"Contests of Value: Henry Mayhew, the Great Exhibition, and 1851" Lara Kreigel, Florida International University

"`Seeing into the Life of Things': Telescopic Peepshows and the Great Exhibition" Laura C. Berry, University of Arizona

"The South Kensington Complex: A Case Study of Art, Science, and Government in Mid-Victorian Britain" Timothy Barringer, Yale University

"The Imperial Imagination in Post-War British Political Culture" Stuart Ward, University of Southern Denmark

"Wandering in the Wake of Empire: British Travel and Tourism in the Post-Imperial World" Hsu-Ming Teo, Macquarie University

"Children's Literature in Post-Imperial Britain" Kathryn Castle, University of North London

"Incest in the Courts: Families, The Law, and Social Boundaries" Seth Denbo, University of Warwick

"Provisional Parenting: Illegitimate Mothers and Fathers in Seventeenth-century England" Laura Gowing, University of Hertfordshire

"Plebeian Domesticity and the Carceral Archipelago of Eighteenth-Century London" Tim Hitchcock, University of Hertfordshire

"Mapping the Vicious: Victorian Social Cartography and London" Pamela Gilbert, University of Florida

"Brutal Husbands or Slovenly Wives: Competing Narratives in Victorian Spousal Murders" George Robb, William Paterson University

"Criminal Spaces: Locating Vice in the Victorian Theater" Heidi Holder, Central Michigan University

"`Such a Time Have We Fallen into of Lukewarmnesse': Thomas Edwards and the Construction of Presbyterianism" Ann Hughes, University of Keele

"London: English Republican Identities in 1649" Sean Kelsey, King's College, London University

"The Figure of The Atheist: Drama and Apologetics in the Seventeenth Century" Roger Pooley, University of Keele

"Reading Radicalism/Reading Resistance: Transformations and Accommodations in Suffragist Discourse, 1890-1918" Laura E. Nym Mayhall, Catholic University of America

"The Pro-Boers: War, Empire, and the Uses of Nostalgia in Turn-of-the-Century England" Stewart A. Weaver, University of Rochester

"Dangerous Mercies" Cynthia Herrup, Duke University

"The Postcolonial Subject Divided between East and West: Kurieshi's The Black Album as an Intertext of Rushdie's The Satanic Verses" Frederick Holmes, Lakehead University

"London as the Site of Postcolonial Flaneurie in Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses" Lynn Wells, The University of Regina

"Tony Last and the Travails of Imperial Identity in Evelyn Waugh's A Handful of Dust" Nalin A. Jayasena, University of California, Riverside

"Dispersal Politics and the Suburban Reconstruction of Post-War Britain, 1945-1970" Mark Clapson, University of Luton

"City Planners in British Reconstruction after 1945: Context and Constraints" Nick Tiratsoo, University of Luton

"Post-war Urban Modernization: A Case Study of the Barbican Development in the City of London, 1955-1970" Tatsuya Tsubaki, Chukyo University

"Charter-Writing and the Exercise of Lordship in Celtic Scotland" Cynthia J. Neville, Dalhousie University

"Knights and Knighthood in Scotland, c.1093-1286" R. Andrew McDonald, University Collge of Cape Breton

"Robert Bruce, Judas Machabeus, and the Destiny of the Stewart Kings," Mary Robbins, Georgia State University

"Feminism and `Freakish' Women in the 1790s" Amanda Gilroy, University of Groningen

"W. H. Ireland, the Shakespeare Forgery, and New Forms of Romantic Authority" Robert Miles, Sheffield Hallam University

"Romantic Primitivism and American Emigration in the 1790s' Anti-Jacobin Novel" Wil Verhoeven, University of Groningen

"`The Peculiarities of the Womanly Make': Public Health, Employment Legislation, and the Female Body, 1831-1847" Marjorie Levine-Clark, University of Colorado, Denver

"Hodge and His Historians: The Parliamentary Debates and the 1893 Parliamentary Blue Books on Agricultural Labor" Patricia O'Hara, Franklin and Marshall College

"Acting Like an Alien: Immigration Law and the Jew, 1901-1918" Lara Trubowitz, University of Iowa

"Marriage, Consumption, and Crisis: Reinventing the Middle-Class Family in Late-Victorian England" Erika Rappaport, University of California, Santa Barbara

"Gender and the Public Voice of the Consumer in Early Twentieth-Century Britain" Matthew Hilton, University of Birmingham

"Domesticating the `Fantasy Machine': The Beginnings of Home-Movie Making in Britain and Germany" Bernhard Rieger, Iowa State University

"Education, Socialization, Association, and the Construction of a Clerical Masculine Identity in London, 1870-1914" Geoffery Spurr, McMaster University

"`Lady Demons' and `Well-Dressed Men': Sales Professionals and the English Gas Industry, 1900-1935" Anne Clendinning, University of Toronto

"Masculinity, Class, and Community in Victorian Leicester: The Clerk Reconsidered" Christopher P. Hosgood, University of Manitoba

"The Correspondence of Emily Davies: The Voice of the Mid-Victorian Women's Movement" Ann B. Murphy, Assumption College

"From Critique to Consolation: Spinster Fiction in Interwar Women's Writing" Wendy Gan, University of Hong Kong

"Odette, Nancy, Violette, and Noor: Constructing Heroines: Women SOE Agents and British Popular Consciousness after World War Two" Declan O'Reilly, University of East Anglia

"From Bombay to Bloomsbury: The Stracheys and India" Barbara Caine, Monash University

"The `Black Hole of Calcutta' in Vanity Fair" Corri Zoli, Syracuse University

"Print Media in the Colonial Context: Women's Journals and their Publics in India" Michelle Tusan, Stanford University

"Violence, Shame, Punishment, and Space in London, 1780-1820" Greg T. Smith, University of Manitoba

"`That the Purposes of Justice Might Not be Defeated': Public Prosecution in the City of London, 1780-1850" Allyson N. May, University of Toronto

"Working-Class Community and Gender in the 1950s" Stephen Brooke, York University

"Consumers, Citizens, and Socialists: Affluence and the British Left, 1951-1964" Catherine Ellis, University of Victoria

"Housebuilders and Homemakers: The Conservative Party and the British Housebuilders Federation's Criticisms of the Labour Government's Housing Policy, 1945-51" Matthew Hendley, McMaster University

"The Crisis of Tudor Monarchy: The Coronations of Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth I" Dale Hoak, College of William and Mary

"`A Woman Unskillful in Practice and Not Terrible to the Enemy'; The Gendered Politics of the Succession in Early Elizabethan England" Victoria De La Torre, University of San Diego

"The English Accession of James I: Regendering the English Monarchy"

Judith Richards, La Trobe University


Papers read at the 2000 Western Conference on British Studies,, 20-21 October 2000 in Denver, Colorado

"The Actions of the Clerical Establishment of Durham and Anti-Church Sentiment, 1760-1832: Debating the Question: Anti-Clericalism or Social Hostility?" William Maynard, Arkansas State University

"Civil Magistrates, Industrial Disputes and Urban Politics in England, 1780-1830" James Jaffe, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

"Caribbean Collisions: British and American Empire in the West Indies During World War II" Jason Parker, University of Florida

"European Collusion: Britain, the US, and the Question of Aiding Civilians in Nazi-Occupied Territories, 1939-1945" Meredith Hindley, American University

"Rape and Revenge in Late-Medieval England: Contextualizing Chaucer's `Reeve's Tale'" Jennifer McNabb, University of Colorado-Boulder

"Prospero's Art' in Measure for Measure: Persuasive Gender and Gendered Persuasion" Teresa L. Nugent, University of Colorado-Boulder

"Women's Sociability in Early Modern England, 1560-1640" Patricia L. Carney, University of Colorado-Boulder

"The Politics of Exclusion in the Farce of Sodom, or the Quintessence of Debauchery" Jeremy Webster, Ohio University

"Barnwell's Epiphany of the Gallows: The Resurgence of Masculine Virtue in the London Merchant" John Pruitt, Ohio University

"The Public and Private Sides of Male Sociability in Augustan England" James Rosenheim, Texas A&M University

"Editing The Oxford History of the British Empire" William Roger Louis, University of Texas, Austin

"The Modern Jane Austen" Kevin Stemmler, Clarion University

"Bridget Jones and the Austen Tradition" Stacy Byers, Clarion University

"Undue Influence: The Austen Legacy in the Works of Anita Brookner" Larry Dennis, Clarion University

"Irish Amnesia: Reconstructing the Collective Memory of the Conservative Party, 1905-1911" David Hudson, Texas A&M University

"Looking for Troubles: John Redmond, Nevil Macready and the Failure of British Military Policing in Ireland, 1916-1922" Stephen Duffy, University of Arkansas-Monticello

"`In Dublin's Bright City': The Propaganda Phoney War and Eire Neutrality, September 1939-June 1940" Robert Cole, Utah State University

"The London Merchant Community and Clerical Networks, 1580-1650" Randy Wood, Lee University

"Anglican Self-Fashioning: The Autobiography of Henry Newcome II" Jim Benedict, Washington University

"Oliver Heywood, Catholic Presbyterian: The Social World of a Restoration Nonconformist" Samuel S. Thomas, Washington University

"Samuel Pepys: Devoted Theatre lover, Faithful Client, Semi-luxury Consumer or Ambitious Businessman?" C. Thomas Long, George Washington University

"English History Abridged: John Stow's Shorter Chronicles" Barrett Beer, Kent State University

"A Jacobean Exorcist Crosses the Atlantic" M.L. Ellison-Murphree, Auburn University

"Arminianism and the English Separatists: Doctrine and Belief in the Early Seventeenth Century" Kenneth L. Campbell, Monmouth University

"Elizabeth of the Palatinate: Women, the Jacobean Court, and Religious Policy in the Early Seventeenth Century" Matthew O'Brien, Monmouth University

"Keeping the Faith: Anglical Calendar Customs During the Rule of the Saints, 1640-1660" Linda York, Auburn University

"Thomas Rowlandson and the Origins of British Pornography" Bradford Mudge, University of Colorado-Denver

"From Blake to Carroll: The Changing Child" Howard Mayer, University of Hartford

"Pleasuring J.S. Mill: Utility, Hysteria and the Poetic Sublime" Jonathan York, American University in Bulgaria

"Marriage Before Motherhood: Changing Values in the Eighteenth Century" Ingrid Tague, University of Denver

"Morality and the Mean: George Berkeley and the Question of Luxury in the Eighteenth Century" Scott Breuninger, University of Wisconsin-Madison

"Problems of Intervention and Collective Security in Anglo-American Diplomacy: The 1930s and the 1720s" Robert McJimsey, Colorado College

"Myths and Misunderstandings: British Views of the American Presidency in the Late Twentieth Century" G. H. Bennett, University of Plymouth

"FDR and Intervention: Building the British Partnership in 1941" George T. McJimsey, Iowa State University

"Andrew Bonar Law and the Curious Matter of the Irish Union" R.J.Q. Adams, Texas A&M University

"The Henry James-Jocelyn Persse Correspondence: The Rhetoric of Epistolary Intimacy" Susan E. Gunter, Westminster College

"W. Somerset Maugham and the Three Gaities" J. Robert Baker, Fairmont State College

"Biographer's Burdens: The Reflections of a Practitioner" R.J.Q. Adams, Texas A&M University

"A Biographer';s Tale: The Dividends and Drawbacks of the Craft" Peter Marsh, Syracuse University

"Scaremongers and Warmongers: Re-Appraising Lords Northcliffe and Milner" J. Lee Thompson, Lamar University

"British Civil Liberties and the Emergency Powers (Defence) Act of 1939" Gerald Anderson, North Dakota State University

"The Other Side: Conspiracy Theory and the Poliitcs of Persecution in Britain, 1941-2000" Marion Gibson, Exeter University

"The British Boy Scout Migration Plan, 1922-39" Richard Voeltz, Cameron University

"`A Day a Month for Official Duties, the Rest For Science': Sir Joseph Hooker's Botanical Agenda, the Colonial Service and the Career of Everard im Thurn in British Guiana, 1877-1896" Sara Sohmer, Texas Christian University

"Peers, Piety and Power: Processes of Political Change in Modern Britain" William C. Lubenow, Richard Stockton College

"Lord Willoughby De Broke and the Home Rule Crisis" Thomas Kennedy, University of Arkansas

"Lord Salisbury's `Watching Committee' and the Politics of 1939-40" Larry Witherell, Minnesota State University Moorhead

"Britain's Dual Monarchy: Its English and Scottish Parameters" Robin Melville, Ripon College

"Dedicated Patriot and Despised Alien" Charles Meyers, Independent Scholar

"Dissent and Politics Revisited: John Wilks and the Making of the National Registration Act, (1836)" Malcolm R. Thorp, Brigham Young University

"`Greater Love Hath No Man Than This': Religious Attitudes to Death in the First World War: A Scottish Case Study" James Lachlan Macleod, University of Evansville

"A Pilgrim's Progress: The Influence of Books on Frances Power Cobbe's Crisis of Faith" Sandra Peacock, Georgia Southern University

"Methods in Her Madness: Polarities of Selfhood in Mary Wollstonecraft's Maria" Gloria S. Eastman, University of Colorado at Boulder

"The Idea of Redemption: Ruth Meets Goblin Market" Elizabeth Battles, Texas Wesleyan University

"Jean Rhys's Postcolonial Metafairy Tale, Wide Sargasso Sea" Sharon R. Wilson, University of Northern Colorado

"The Macmillan Government and the North-South Divide" Charles Loft, Westminster College

"Assessments of Blair's NHS in Major London Newspapers" Jerome Brown, New Mexico State University

"The Anglo-Irish Free Trade Agreement 1965" Maurice Fitzgerald, University of Leicester

"`Lawlessness is Rife': The Manchester Martyr Funeral Processions and the State of Policing in England, 1867" Padraic Kennedy, McNeese State University

"Faces From the Carnage: The Victims of the 1920 Derry Riots" Tom Auffenberg, Ouachita Baptist University

"The Gordon Riots, the Associations, and Some Thoughts on Police, 1780-1785" Suzanne Balch-Lindsay, Eastern New Mexico University

"The Healing Power of Charles I: A Study in the Reception of Symbolic Power" Susan Quinn-Chapman, University of Colorado

"Residual and Emergent: The Content of the Genre of Prodigy Pamphlets During the English Civil War" Susan Duncan, University of Colorado

"Social Imperialism: The Missing Link in Early Twentieth Century British History" Alan Sykes, St. Andrews University

"The Conservative Tradition and the Unionist Party in Edwardian England" Derek Blakeley, Washington University

"An Hysterical City: London, Madness and the First World War" Angela K. Smith, Plymouth University

"The Persistence of Opposition in Tony Harrison's `Working Marriage': Gender in v." Justin Jakovac, Duquesne University

"St. Guthlac in the South English Legendary" Alexandra H. Olsen, University of Denver


Papers read at the Northeast Conference on British Studies at Concordia University, Montreal, October 27-28 2000:

"Masculinity and Legal Evidence in Later Medieval England' Derek, Neal, McGill University

"Over-Hearing the Pastons: John II and John III About their Mother" Joel T. Rosenthal, SUNY Stony Brook

"Sexual Misconduct and the London Clergy in the Late Middle Ages" Shannon McSheffery, Concordia University

"Adultery and Anxieties about Paternity in Late Medieval England" Michael Bennett, University of Tasmania

"`Lifted Out of Their Evil Environments': Religous Orphanages in Nineteenth-Century Britain" Susan Tananbaum, Bowdoin College

"From Potential Paupers to Children in Need: Child Emigrants and the Welfare State" Kathleen Paul, University of South Florida

"To People the Empire': Empire, Migration and British Population Science, 1890-1945" Karl Ittman, University of Houston

"The British Left and the Soviet Union in the 1950s" John T. Callaghan, University of Wolverhampton

"The Cold War, Government and the Mass Media, 1945-64" Tony Shaw, University of Hertfordshire

"The Cold War and the Mainstream Political Right in Britain, 1945-64" Michael Kandiah, Institute of Contemporary History, University of London

"Securing Allies: The Role of Arms Sales in British Cold War Foreign Policy, 1945-60" Mark Phythian, University of Wolverhampton

"The Problem of Urban Crime: London, 1660-1760" John Beattie, University of Toronto

"Nero Resuscitated: Quakers, Cameronians, and the Response to Punitive Violence, 1660-1689" Phillipe Rosenberg, Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

"Profit and Principle: Religious Nonconformists in the Restoration Medical Marketplace" Elizabeth Lane Furdell, University of North Florida

"`The Grand Controversie of the Time': Anglicans and Dissenters Defend the Church of England" Samuel S. Thomas, Washington University

"Queen Victoria: The Myth and Reality Behind the Imperial Statuary" Mary Ann Steggles, University of Manitoba

"Wyndham Lewis's Crowe: Mechanical Metaphors for Aesthetic (Social) Control" Kim Wahl, Queen's University

"Changing Landscapes: The Effects of Social Reforms and the First World War on British Landscape Painting" Kirsty Robertson, Queen's University

"Reconstructing Post-War Lives: Gender and Family in Men's and Women's Narratives of British Migration to Australia, 1945-1971" James Hammerton, La Trobe University

"Making `Good' Mothers for Democracy?: British War Brides and the Gender Politics of Citizenship and Domesticity in Cold War Canada" Franca Iacovetta, University of Toronto

"Redefining Identity: Black Caribbean Women and Community Formation in Brixton and Notting Hill, 1958-1981" Julia Drake, University College, London

"Saving Aborigines, Saving Britain: Ruin and Redemption in the Report of the House of Commons Select Committee on the Status of Aborigines in the British Empire, 1835-36" Elizabeth Elbourne, McGill University

"`The Credit of the House': Ruin, Reputation and Theatrical Commerce on the Eighteenth-Century London Stage" Susan Brown, University of Prince Edward Island

"Swimming, Floundering or Sinking: Clerics in the Christianisation of Early Industrial England" Brian Lewis, McGill University

"Henry or the Lawyers? Questions of Power and Authority in the Work of the Council Learned" Lisa Ford, University of St. Andrews

"`A Mischief to the Lord': The Prerogative and the Problem of Uses" Margaret McGlynn, Wellesley College

"Mercy and Authority in Tudor England: The Prerogative of Pardon" Krista Kesselring, Queen's University

"The Role of the Communist Party in Labour Party Strategy, 1920-1945" Andrew Thorpe, Exeter University

"Abortion and Labour Politics in the 1930s" Stephen Brooke, York University

"Socialist Zionism and the Labour Party during the Interwar Years" Deborah Osmond, York University

"William Hunter and William Cummin: the `Partisan' and the `Man of Science'" Miriam Jones, Univeristy of New Brunswick-Saint John

"Lacemakers and Lunatics: The Social, Economic, and Demographic Origins of the Confinement of the Insane in Victorian England" David Wright, McMaster University

"Pleasuring J.S. Mill: Utility, Hysteria, and the Poetic Sublime" Jonathan York, American University in Bulgaria

"`Is There Another Script?': Women's Identities and the Great War" Karen Lewis, Graduate School and University Center, CUNY

"`The Women's Way': Gender and Political Protest in Suffragette Hunger Strikes, 1909-1914" JuNelle Harris, Harvard University

"`These Women are Doing Their Bit': Representations of Women in World War I British Posters" Marion Girard, Yale University


British Studies papers read at the Social Science History Association Annual Meeting, 27-29 October 2000, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

"Being Syphilitic: Experiences of Disease among Poor Women in Early Victorian England" Marjorie Levine-Clark, University of Colorado at Denver

"Clean Children with Dirty Heads: Lice Inspection and Self-Identity in Early Twentieth-Century English Elementary Schools" Katy Rashid, University of Pennsylvania

"Contagion, Policy, Class, Gender, and Mid-20th Century Lancashire Working-Class Health Culture" Lucinda McCray Beier, Illinois State University

"Rival Jerusalems: The Geography of Victorian Religion in England and Wales" Paul Ell, The Queen's University of Belfast

"Religious Pluralism: Agent of Secularization or Religious Vitality? A Geographical Perspective on a Sociological Dispute" Alasdair Crockett, University of Oxford, Nuffield College

"The Growth and Distribution of Latter Day Saints in Wales, 1840-1860" Michael Ratcliffe, British Bureau of the Census

"The Old Dissent in the Diocese of Lincoln-Patterns of Distribution and Change, 1676-1715" John Broad, University of North London

"Financing Freedom: The British Loan of 1835 to Compensate Former Owners of Slaves" Richard Lobdell, University of Manitoba

"The Social Geography of Famine Fever in Liverpool 1847" Gary Kearns, Cambridge University and Paul Laxton, Liverpool University

"Recollection, Recrimination, and Reconciliation: The Experiences of British Child Migrants in Canada, 1930-1960" Patrick Dunae, University of Victoria

"The Sexual Politics of Sickness" Marie-Claire Balaam, University of Wolverhampton

"Politics Matters. Gender and Citizenship in France, Britain and Denmark" Birte Siim, Aalborg University

"Lost in Translation: Adaptive Family Networks and the Ironies of the Scottish Poor Law" Andrew Blaikie, University of Aberdeen,

"Economic History and Post-Modernism: Making Sense of Industrialization in Eighteenth-Century England" John Smail, University of North Carolina

"Wage Profiles of English Farm Workers in the Early Nineteenth Century" Joyce Burnette, Wabash College

"Mortality in Long Fifteenth Century England, Patterns and Causes" Philip Schofield, University of Wale, Aberystwyth

"Fickle Females and Effeminate Males: The Rhetoric of Gender in English Pamphlet Literature about the South Sea Bubble, 1720-1721" Sharlene Sayegh, University of California, Irvine

"How to Control Felonious Females?: A Literary Quest for the Harmonious Household in Early Modern England and France" Lisabeth Robinson, University of Akron

"London Spies: Late Seventeenth-Century Urban Informers and the Gendering of a Mannered Metropolis" Anne Wohlcke, University of California, Irvine

"A Scottish Chicago? Street Gangs and Violence in Glasgow in the 1920s and 1930s" Andrew Davies, University of Liverpool

"Overlappig Circles: Imagining Criminal Communities in London, 1545-1645" Paul Griffiths, University of Leicester

"The `Criminal Class' in Mid-Victorian England: The Case of Mayhew's Convicts" Lee Beier, Illinois State University

"To Die Like A Man: Plebeian Masculinity and the Cult of the `Game' Criminal in Early Eighteenth-Century England" Andrew McKenzie, University of Toronto

"Age Structures, Net Migration and Economic Change in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century England" Humphrey Southall, University of Portsmouth

"Hidden Women: Finding Single Women in England's Marriage Duty Tax" Amy Froide, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

"Social Investment and Health in London, 1880-1914" Bill Lucklin, Bolton Institute, and Graham Mooney, Wellcome Institute

"Alias Smith and Brown: Police, Prostitution and Corruption in Bombay, London, and New York, 1880-1920" Robert Gregg, Stockton College of New Jersey

"Long-Term Changes in Household and Family Structure: England, 1600-2000" Kevin Schurer, University of Essex

"Deportation, Relocation, and the Protection of White Australia" Tracey Banivanua Mar, University of Melbourne

"Nations and National Identity in Historical Perspective: The Case of British/English National Identity" Krishan Kumar, University of Virginia

"`Laudable Ambition and Character': Unwed Domestics in Victorian London, 1841-1891" Jessica Sheetz-Nguyen, Oklahoma City Community College

"The Depression and Irish Migration Networks: Transatlantic and Cross-Channel Connections, 1920-1939" Matthew O'Brien, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Papers read at the Southern Conference on British Studies, 9-11 November 2000, Louisville, Kentucky

"Imperial Economies and Dickens's `Melancholy-Mad' Menagerie" Kurt M. Koenigsberger, Case Western Reserve University

"George Eliot's Use of Animals as Measures of Moral and Sexual Maturity" Constance Fulmer, Pepperdine University

"Horses in Victorian Children's Literature" A. Waller Hastings, Northern State University

"Manly Patriotism Transformed: Republicanism, Gender, and Mrs. Macaulay, 1763-1783" Philip Hicks, Saint Mary's College

"Plotters Three: Coleridge, Thelwall and Wordsworth at Nether Stowey, 1797" Alan G. Steinberg, Concordia College

"Radical Opinion in the Age of Reform: Thomas Perronet Thompson and the Westminster Review" Michael J. Turner, University of Sunderland

"Irish Eloquence and English Indifference: Coleridge, Partisanship, and the Irish Parliament" Pamela Edwards, Ouachita Baptist University

"Long Shadows of an Irish Tragedy: Gladstone's Liberals and the Limits of Laissez-Faire in Indian Famine Planning" James Patterson Smith, The University of Southern Mississippi

"Through a Partisan Eye: Local Press Coverage of the Derry Riots, 1920" Tom Auffenberg, Ouachita Baptist University

"The Greening of Isaac Penington: Civic and Political Transformation in Civil War London" Daniel Roberts, The University of Richmond

"Army and Gentry in Cromwellian Hertfordshire" Paul J. Pinckney, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

"Political Alliances in the Reign of Charles II: Ormonde's Role in Anglo-Irish Affairs" Rebecca Hayes, Florida State University

"Public Perceptions of Victorian Police and Detectives in Fiction and the Press" Anna R. Holloway, Fort Valley State College

"From the `Penny Dreadful' to `The Sandman': The British Horror Comic Takes Over the World!" B. Keith Murphy, Fort Valley State College

"Working-Class Hegemony: Working-Class Figures in Early British Silent Films" Richard Schellhammer, University of West Alabama

"Until Such Time as He Be Confirmed': Laudian Enforcement of Confirmation in the Church of England" James F. Turrell, Vanderbilt University

"`A Payre of Compasses': Charles Herle and Attempts at Accommodation in the Westminster Assembly, 1643-45" Alana Cain Scott, Morehead State University

"Lord Lisle's Expedition to Ireland, January-April 1647: The Conflict between the Presbyterians and the Independents Revisited" Joyce E. Sampson, Florida State University

"Queen Victoria and the Americans: The First Encounter" Walter L. Arnstein, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"The Tyler Administration, Britain, and Texas Annexation" Dan Monroe, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

"Imperial Gentlemen: Edwardians View `The Negro Problem' in the American South" M. Montgomery Wolf, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

"Strikes and Citizenship: The Socialist and Syndicalist Press and the Cambrian Combine Strike of 1910-11" Robert H. Woodrum, Georgia State University

"H.G. Wells and Women: Ideals of Womanliness in Two Edwardian Novels" Julie A. Nelson, Georgia State University

"Association Football and the Formation of Regional Identities in Britain, 1880-1994" Jeremy Rowan, Louisiana State University

"God, Queen Victoria, and Football: British National Identity Through American Eyes, 1876-1909" Erik S. Schmeller, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

"Empire Over Nation: The Great War and English Canadian Identity, 1914-1919" Eric Jarvis, King's College, The University of Western Ontario

"Labour's Rise and the Liberal Demise: A Quantitative Perspective on the Great Debate, 1906-1918" John D. Fair, Georgia College and State University

"Neville Chamberlain and British Public Opinion" Van Michael Leslie, Union College

"British Comedy Film during the Cold War: Signs of Discord in the Anglo-American Special Relationship" Neal R. McCrillis, Columbus State University


October 27-29: "New Imperial History: Transculture, Commodities, and Identities in the First British Empire," conference at the Huntington Library, an exploration of the impact of empire on culture, consumption, and identity in Britain and its colonies in the eighteenth century.

December 2: "Christopher Isherwood: Private Faces," conference at the Huntington Library. Through personal reminiscence, photographs, diaries, and scholarly analysis, this conference will illuminate Isherwood's private identity and its relation to his public works.





CONFERENCES FUTURE


*UPDATED LISTINGS OF PAPER CALLS and other time-sensitive material can now be found on the NACBS WEB-SITE AT http://www.nacbs.org/

North East Conference on British Studies (NECBS): Call for Papers. The NECBS will meet at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, on November 16-17, 2001. Proposals for papers or panels are being accepted. Further information about the call for papers is available on the NECBS web site: http://www.wpi.edu/~phansen/necbs.html.
2001 PCCBS Meeting: Call for Papers. Stanford University will host the 28th annual meeting of the Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, 6-8 April 2001. Prospective participants are encouraged to submit proposals for panels or papers on any aspect of British history, literature, politics or culture by 1 December 2000 to: Professor Peter Stansky, PCCBS Program Chair, Director Stanford Humanities, Stanford University, Stanford, CALIFORNIA 94305-8630. email: stansky@stanford.edu; fax: 650/725-1895. All proposals should include a brief description of the proposed panel or paper, a short curriculum vitae, and current contact information, i.e. address, telephone number and email address. For more information, visit the PCCBS website at: http://www.history.ucsb.edu/pccbs/pccbs_home.shtml

A Call for Papers: The 18th Annual Graduate Student Conference: Democracy and Integration in an Enlarging Europe, March 29-31 2001. The organizing Committee of the 18th Annual Graduate Student Conference seeks papers addressing issues of political economic, and social change in light of recent developments in Europe. We seek submissions from all disciplines. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, democratization within EU institutions, EU and NATO enlargement, Europe's role in post-conflict reconstruction in the Balkans, and minority groups and development of civil society in a greater Europe. Papers on other approaches and topics are encouraged.

Submissions must adhere to the following guidelines for consideration:

-Papers must be written in English.

-Submission (only one will be considered per author) must be an original work that has not been previously published.

-Papers should be 20-35 pages in length, double-spaced with citations, and include a one-page abstract.

-Footnotes and bibliography must follow the Modern Language Association (MLA) guidelines documentation style.

-Papers must be submitted in hard copy AND in Microsoft Word format on a 3.5" diskette-faxes or e-mails will not be accepted.

-Please do not include any identifying information on any page other than the title page of the e-paper.

Eligibility Authors must be enrolled in a degree-granting graduate or professional school program.

Selection Papers are selected on a competitive basis in an anonymous referee process. All decisions made by the Selection Committee regarding eligibility and awards are final.

Travel & Accommodations The Conference will pay for presenters' travel and accommodations during the Conference, pending sufficient funding. Please note only one author per paper will be accommodated in the case of co-authored submissions.

Awards Presenters will compete for three awards of $500 each.

Submission Deadline Papers MUST BE RECEIVED by December 31, 2000.

Please direct inquiries to Elizabeth Lynch (eal41@columbia.edu) or Catherine Hecht (cah154@columbia.edu) at the Institute for the Study of Europe. phone: (212)854-4618; fax 212/854-8577 or on the Internet at: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/sipa/REGIONAL/WE/iwe.html

Send submissions to: Student Conference Organizing Committee, Institute for the Study of Europe, 420 West 118th Street, Mail Code 3337, New York, NEW YORK 10027 USA

Locating the Victorians: South Kensington, London, United Kingdom, 12-15 July 2001. Hosted by the Science Museum, London. 2001 marks the sesquicentenary of the Great Exhibition of 1851 and the centenary of the death of Queen Victoria. This major international conference uses the occasion to re-interpret the culture of the Victorian period. The three-day conference will have 21 themes, a number of distinguished plenary speakers and academic displays. Conference themes: Art and Consumption; Civilizing and Educating; Colony and Metropole; Structure of Knowledge; Progress and Degeneration; The Great Exhibition; Men and Women; Mirror Images; Organisation of Knowledge; Pleasure and Puritanism; Old Faiths and New; Underworlds; Victorian Communications; The Victorians since 1901; Victoria Herself; Victorians and Working Class Culture; The Spectacular Society. Plenary addresses: David Cannadine, Robert Hewison, Gillian Beer, Catherine Gallagher. To guarantee accommodation at Imperial College's nearby and economical rooms, book by 15 January 2001. Hotel accommodation is also available. The registration form and detailed information about the conference is available from Robert Bud, Head of Research (Collections), The Science Museum, London SW7 2DD, England. Telephone (+44)(0)20 7942 4202, or on line at: http://www.nmsi.ac.uk/collections/staff/r_bud.html,

For information on the North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History (NAASWCH), see the NAASWCH Home Page: http://www2.bc.edu/~ellisjg/naaswch.html

CALL FOR PAPERS: THE TWENTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL WESTERN CONFERENCE ON BRITISH STUDIES: 12-13 October 2001, Hilton Houston Plaza, Houston, Texas. 2001 Annual Meeting: The Western Conference on British Studies announces that it will hold its Twenty-Eighth Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas on 12-13 October, at the Hilton Houston Plaza. Accordingly, the WCBS invites proposals for papers to be delivered at the conference. The WCBS welcomes proposals for individual papers and complete sessions on all aspects of British Studies and the British experience, including History, Politics and Government, Literature, Arts, and Culture. In addition, the WCBS seeks proposals addressing the Empire, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Historiography, and the teaching of British History and Studies, and the conditions of British Studies in North American colleges and universities.

Papers and Presenters: For each proposed paper please provide a brief abstract (200 words) and for each participant please provide a brief c.v. (1-2 pages). Complete sessions should have two, or preferably three papers, a chair and a commentator. A c.v. should also be provided for the chair and commentator.

Complete Sessions: For complete session proposals please identify the individual who will serve as the contact between the program chair and the session participants. Further, please provide a full address, including e-mail and fax numbers for the contact persons.

Chairs and Commentators: If you are interested in serving as a session chair or commentator, please submit a notice, a brief c.v., and an indication of areas/topics in which you would be interested in providing a comment.

All proposals for papers and sessions should be submitted by April 16, 2001 to:- Dr. Lee Thompson, Program Chair, Department of History, Lamar University, P.O. Box 10048, Beaumont, TEXAS 77710. email: thompsonld@aol.com, (409)899-2610. DEADLINE: 16th April 2001

The Southern Conference on British Studies will hold its 2001 meeting on November 16-19, 2001 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The SCBS will meet in conjunction with the Southern Historical Association. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CONFERENCE WILL MEET FROM FRIDAY TO MONDAY RATHER THAN THE USUAL WEDNESDAY TO SATURDAY. The SHA made these arrangements in order to lower costs for participants. For information, please contact Professor Ginger Frost, SCBS Program Chair, at gsfrost@samford.edu, or c/o Department of History, Samford University, 800 LAkeshore Drive, Brimingham, AL 35229.

SEASECS: The 27th meeting of the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies will be held March 1-3 2001 in Huntsville, Alabama. Plenary speakers are Paul Alkon, Leo S. Bing Professor of English, University of Southern California, and Elizabeth Nybakken, Department of History, Mississippi State University. For more information, see SEASECS web page: http://socrates.barry.edu/seacecs.

Anglican History in North America. A major conference commemorating the tercentenary of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts is being jointly sponsored by the Canadian Church Historical Society, the Episcopal Women's History Project, the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church in the U.S., and the National Episcopal Historians and Archivists. The conference theme is "(Re)Making Anglican Tradition(s) in North America." It will be held June 23-27, 2002, in Toronto, Canada, where the hosts will be Trinity College and Wycliffe College.

The program chair is Dr. Barbara B. Schnorrenberg, email bbschnorrengerg@juno.com.

Call for Papers: Art and the British Empire c.1600-2000. A major international conference. Tate Britain, Millbank, London, 5-7 July 2001. Supported by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.

This Conference proposes that the concept of "Empire" belongs at the centre, rather than in the margins, of the history of British art. New scholarship in history, anthropology, literature, and post-colonial studies has superseded the definition of empire as a monolithic political and economic project. Art history has been slow to respond to these developments. This conference draws together new work on imperialism and visual culture as a central contribution to the cultural history of empire.

Papers will cover the full range of visual culture, including: colonial portraiture and genre painting; history painting; sculpture; landscape, seascape, and topographical imagery and maps; print culture and illustration; photography and film; panoramas; museum and exhibition display. Cumulatively the conference will offer a a radical revision of the conceptual framework underpinning the history of British art, questioning the construction of art as part of a national cultural identity and relocating it in a broader, global context.

Possible themes include: History painting and the course of empire; art in colonial North America; art and slavery; art and exploration; representations of creolisation and hybridity; postcolonialism and British art; representations of indigenous people; art and ethnography; photography and exploration; museums, art and imperialism; empire and the writing of art history; empire and the moving image; postcolonialism and British art; art, religion and imperial destiny; art and ethnography; portraiture and imperialism.

Please submit a 1-page abstract to one of the conveners at the address listed below by 1 December 2000 at the latest. Submissions by email are encouraged. Papers will last 30 minutes with discussion following each paper. A limited number of travel bursaries will be available but participants are asked to approach their own institutions for costs of travel and accommodation.

Convenors: Professor Tim Barringer, email: timothy.barringer@yale.edu. Department of the History of Art, Yale University, P.O. Box 208272, New Haven, CT 06520-8272 USA; Dr. Geoff Quilley, email: gq2@le.ac.uk. Department of History of Art, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH UK.

Call for Papers: Monuments and Dust: The Culture of Victorian London. London in the Nineteenth Century. July 10-11, 2001. In London (location to be determined), (see: http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/london/) will host in London, on July 10 and 11, 2001, a conference on Victorian London. Papers (20 minutes long) are invited on any aspect of London in the nineteenth century.

Please submit a brief abstract and a short c.v. to: Professor Anthony S. Wohl. Maildrop 490. Vassar College. Raymond Avenue. Poughkeepsie, NEW YORK 12604-0490, or by email to Wohl@vassar.edu. Deadline for submissions: 15 February 2001.

THE NORTH AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON BRITISH STUDIES, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MIDWEST CONFERENCE ON BRITISH STUDIES, 2001 ANNUAL MEETING, TORONTO, CANADA: CALL FOR PAPERS

The North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS) will hold its 2001 annual meeting, in association with the Midwest Conference on British Studies (MWCBS), at the Sutton Place Hotel in Toronto from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 November, 2001.

The NACBS, the main organization for British studies in Canada and the United States, along with its midwestern affiliate, the MWCBS, seek participation by scholars in all areas of British Studies. In particular, we solicit proposals for interdisciplinary panels that draw on the work of historians, literary critics, sociologists, art historians, and scholars in other disciplines whose focus is on Britain or the British Empire. The NACBS and MWCBS 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. The MWCBS will be holding its annual contest for the best paper given by a graduate student. 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 considered 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 consecutive 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 26th JANUARY 2001. Please MAIL your proposals to: Angela Woollacott, NACBS Program Chair, History Department, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106-7107, USA. Phone: (216)368-4165; fax: 216/368-4681; e-mail: AXW11@po.cwru.edu

British Study Group, 2000-2001, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge MA 02138. (617)495-4304. The British Study Group meets roughly once a month to hold seminars on topics of interest, for students of the politics, history and culture of the United Kingdom, Ireland and the British Empire. The following seminars have been scheduled for the academic year 2000-2001. Additional talks will be scheduled later in the year and the Group plans on hosting a Roundtable on the election that is likely to occur in May, 2001.

Thursday October 26: Ewen Green, Fellow of Magdalene College, Oxford, will talk on "Conservatism, the State and Civil Society in the 20th Century," 2:15 p.m.

Friday November 3: Keith Jeffery, Professor of Modern History, University of Ulster in Jordanstown, will speak on "Irish Nationalisms and Gender in the Time of the Great War," 2:15 p.m.

Friday December 8: Professor Desmond King, St. John's College, Oxford, will discuss "New Labour and Welfare Reform" at 2:15 p.m.

Friday, February 23: David Coates, Professor of Anglo-American Studies, Wake Forest University, will speak on "Capitalist Models and Social Democracy: The Case of New Labour," 2:15 p.m.

Friday April 20: Professor Susan Grayzel, Department of History at the University of Mississippi, will talk on "A Prehistory of the Blitz: Air Raids, Memory, and the Meaning of Warfare in Britain, 1915-1939," 2:15 p.m.

Friday May 11: Caroline Elkins, Department of History, Harvard University, will speak on "Detention and Rehabilitation during the Mau Mau Emergency in Kenya: A Re-evaluation of the End of Empire," 2:15 p.m.

For further information or suggestions, contact either of the group's co-chairs: James E. Cronin (617)552-3798, email: croninj@bc.edu; or Louise Richardson, (617)495-4303, email: lmrichar@fas.harvard.edu

Exhibits and events upcoming at the Huntington Library:

Exhibition: "`A Mirour Polisshed Bryght': Reflections of Chaucer, 1400-2000," in the Huntington Library West Hall through January 2001.

January 26-27, 2001: "Shaping the Stuart World, 1603-1714: The Atlantic Connections." An examination of the "Stuart World" from an interdisciplinary and multinational perspective.

Churchill in the Twenty-First Century, a conference organised by the Royal Historical Society and the Institute of Historical Research to be held 11th-13th January 2001 at the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU. Provisional programme includes "Churchill and the Public;" "Churchill and British Institutions;" "Churchill and British Politics;" "Churchill and the Great Powers;" "Churchill and the International Order;" "Churchill's Place in History." Direct inquiries to The Executive Secretary, Royal Historical Society, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT.

Historians and Their Publics, a conference sponsored by the Royal Historical Society in association with the Department of History, University of York, 19-20 April 2001, held at The King's Manor, Exhibition Square, University of York. Discussion themes include: "Presenting the Past-the historian's tale;" "Views from the bridge-museum curators between the public and the profs;" "`History Now:'-the politics of pastifying;" "Consuming the past in the classroom-public history in the UK and the US compared;" "Presenting the past II-the archaeologist's tale;" "Dispatches from the frontline-archives and their publics." Direct enquiries to The Executive Secretary, Royal Historical Society, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT.

Folger Institute Seminars 2000-2001

18 May-15 June 2001: "`The Times are Auspicious': British Art and the French Revolution," Michael Phillips and William L. Pressly

26 January-13 April 2001, "Women Intellectuals and Political Ideology in Seventeenth-Century England," David Norbrook

26 January-6 April 2001, "Shakespeare, Jewishness, and English Cultural Identity," James Shapiro

25 January-12 April 2001, "The Early Modern Book in a Digital Age," Evelyn Tribble

23-24 March 2001, "Comus: A Workshop"

For further information, see www.folger.edu

The Royal Historical Society Meetings 2001: Meetings will be held in the Gustave Tuck Theatre, University College London, unless otherwise stated.

Friday 26th January 2001 at 5 p.m.

"Some Pardoners' Tales: The Earliest English Indulgences"

Professor Nicholas Vincent

Friday 2nd March 2001 at 5 p.m., at the University of Stirling

"Orientalism and the Ottoman City: Salonica and the Western Traveller in the Nineteenth Century"

Professor Mark Mazower

Friday 30th March 2001 at 5 p.m.

"Individualizing the trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: the biography of Mahommah Gardo Baquaqua of Djougou (1854)"

Professor Robin Law

Friday 18th May 2001

Alexander Prize Essay

Wednesday 4th July 2001 at 5 p.m.

Prothero Lecture: "The place of Tudor England in the Messianic Vision of Philip II of Spain"

Professor Geoffrey Parker

Friday 19th October 2001 at 5 .m. at the University of Sunderland

"The Charity of Early Modern Londoners"

Dr. Ian Archer

Wednesday 7th November 2001 at 5:45 for 6:00 p.m.

The Colin Matthew Memorial Lecture for the Public Understanding of History at Gresham College, London

"Tony Wants": The Blair Premiership in historical perspective"

Professor Peter Hennessy

Friday 23rd November 2001 at 5:15 p.m.

Presidential Address: "England and the Continent in the Ninth Century: I. Ends and Beginnings"

Direct enquiries to The Executive Secretary, Royal Historical Society, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT.or visit the Royal Historical Society website at www.rhs.ac.uk; or email royalhistsoc@ucl.ac.uk






PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION
British Studies Hits the Highway--the Information Highway, that is--
*PCCBS now has a website at: http://www.history.ucsb.edu/pccbs/pccbs_home.shtml

NECBS now has a website at: http://www.wpi.edu/~phansen/necbs.html

*NACBS now has a website at: http://www.nacbs.org/NACBS/ containing up-to-date information on conference deadlines and other time-sensitive information as well as information about the organization, on-line journal subscription, grants and fellowship information, and links to other relevant web-sites.

Contributions intended for this website can be forwarded to "web master" Professor Peter Hansen at the Department of Humanities and Arts, Worcester Polytechnic, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609-2280, or to phansen@wpi.edu

The website currently features: "Forum: The Making of the Working British Historian" which addresses the dilemmas facing graduate students and recent Ph.D.s Although the papers are devoted to conditions in the field of British studies, they address broader issues that will be of interest to scholars in related fields in history and the humanities more generally. Topics include: "Getting (and Surviving) the Job Interview;" "Publish, Don't Perish;" "Publishing a First Book;" and "Holding Patterns: Postdoctoral Survival Strategies for British Historians"

The "Forum" may be reached by clicking on the "Forum" banner on the NACBS homepage or at http://www.nacbs.org/forum/


2001 NEH Summer Seminar for College Teachers: Applications are invited for a seminar on "Foxe's Book of Martyrs: A Paradigm for Early Modern English Print Culture." This interdisciplinary program will consider John Foxe's Book of Martyrs as the defining text of early modern English print culture. We shall explore how its early editions exemplify the highest state of contemporary English printing technology and try to answer the questions of how and why each took unique physical shape as the longest, most fully illustrated, and most complicated book of the age. Study of the book as a material object will enable members to inquire why, during the age of Shakespeare, the Book &Martyrs molded sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English poetry, drama, historiography, biography (and more), and exerted greater influence upon English national and religious consciousness than any other book aside from the Bible. Our concerns include religious persecution and pacifistic response, shaping of martyrological identity, women's roles as readers and textual interpreters, and relationships with writings by Erasmus, Thomas More, William Tyndale, Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare, John Milton, and others. Applications are welcome from college teachers and independent scholars who specialize in English literature, history, art history, women's studies, religious studies, bibliography, and print culture. This six-week seminar will meet at The Ohio State University from 18 June-29 July 2001. Participants will receive stipends of $3,700. The deadline for application is 15 April 2001. For further information, write to: Justin Pepperney, Department of English, 164 West 17th Avenue, Room 421, The Ohio State University, Columbus OH 43210-1370; phone: 614/294-3846; email: pepperney.3@osu.edu

OBITUARIES

Martin Joseph Havran, professor emeritus of history at the University of Virginia, died at the age of seventy on 22 July 2000. For two and a half years he had struggled with prostate cancer. He made original contributions in several fields--Tudor and Stuart British history, Canadian history, and the history of the Catholic Church. A native of Windsor, Ontario, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Detroit and his M.A. from Wayne State University. He pursued the study of Tudor and Stuart Britain under the direction of Arvel B. Erickson at Case Western Reserve University, from which he received his Ph.D. in 1957. During the decade thereafter, he taught at Kent State University.

In his writing and teaching, Havran engaged a wide audience and challenged the Whig interpretation that in the mid-twentieth century still dominated British studies. His first book, The Catholics in Caroline England (1962) was the modern pioneering work on the subject. A longtime member of the Multicultural History Society of Ontario, he was a revisionist and a multiculturalist at a time when such approaches were unconventional in historical studies. With Erickson, Havran co-edited Readings in English History (1967) and coauthored England: Prehistory to the Present (1968). He believed that historians had devoted insufficient attention to Royalist leaders in the constitutional and religious conflicts that led to the English Civil Wars. Havran sought to redress that imbalance in his Caroline Courtier: the Life of Lord Cottington (1973), an insightful biography of King Charles I's chancellor of the Exchequer. The Royal Historical Society recognized his contribution to scholarship by electing him a fellow.

Havran demonstrated leadership and administrative skill when chairing the University of Virginia's History Department from 1974 to 1979 and directing the university's Self-Study program for reaccreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools from 1984 to 1986. An enthusiastic and stimulating lecturer, he was concerned for the welfare of his students. He and his wife of forty years, Clara Lily Kovacs Havran, always provided generous hospitality to students and colleagues. In recognition of his services to the university, Havran received the Raven Award and the Alumni Association's distinguished Professor Award. As president of the North American Conference on British Studies from 1979 to 1981, he worked to augment its Dissertation-Year Fellowship.

As president of the American Catholic Historical Association in 1982, he delivered an address that the Catholic Historical Review subsequently published as "the Character and Principles of an English King: The Case of Charles I," which assessed the voluminous evidence of the childhood and medical treatment of that monarch. In recent years he frequently contributed book reviews to the Catholic Historical Review. Those reviews provide an insight into his mind at work--a generous and expansive intelligence engaged with the latest scholarship in the field he knew and loved so well, early modern British religious history.

Clara Havran predeceased him in 1998. He retired in 1999 and is survived by his son, Justin M. A. Havran of Norfolk, Virginia. Martin Havran supervised thirty Ph.D. recipients. He took his duties seriously as a teacher--of undergraduates, graduate students, and the wider readership of his books, from which we have learned so much.

Thomas A. Mason, Indiana Historical Society

Reprinted with permission from the Catholic Historical Review

Coming in the Spring Intelligencer:

"Lawrence Stone: Past, Present and Future"

"50th Anniversary: The Past, Present and Future of NACBS"