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The NACBS is proud of the accomplishments of its members and is happy to provide a venue to showcase the wonderful work of British Studies scholars. This section of the website is intended to allow members to announce recent publications (especially books), to highlight fellowship awards, and to notify other members of major new appointments and/or positions. It is not intended to circulate calls for papers or to serve as a general mechanism for communication. To ensure that the "Members News" section functions properly, it will be moderated by the association's Executive Secretary.

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December
15
2016

Recent Publications by Mark Crowley

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Mark Crowley has published the following articles and essays:

‘Technological Change and the Future of Post Office Communications, 1918-45’ History and Technology, 32.4 (2016): pp.1-27 DOI: 10.1080/07341512.2016.1252509

‘Inequality and Value Reconsidered?  The Employment of Post Office Women, 1910-1922, Business History Vol. 58, 7,  (2016) pp. 985-1007 DOI 10.1080/00076791.2016.1155556

'Preparing for a Future War: Pre-War Planning in the British Post Office, 1918-39, History: Journal of the Historical Association, 100 (2015) pp.685-703. DOI: 10.1111/1468-229X.12128

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Jessica Winston's book Lawyers at Play: Literature, Law, and Politics at the Early Modern Inns of Court, 1558-1581, was published by Oxford University Press in summer 2016.

More information is available at: http://www.rsa.org/news/300430/Lawyers-at-Play-Literature-Law-and-Politics-at-the-Early-Modern-Inns-of-Court-15581581.htm

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June
12
2016

Gun Culture in Early Modern England

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Lois Schwoerer's  book, Gun Culture in Early Modern England, was published by the University of Virginia Press in May 2016.

Can be viewed and ordered at: http://www.upress.virginia.edu/title/4912

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Professor Sidney Aster has published Power, Policy and Personality: The Life and Times of Lord Salter, 1881-1975 (April 2016), ISBN-13 9781517179502.

This can be viewed and ordered at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1517179505/ref=rdr_ext_tmb.

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November
19
2015

Scholars and Poets Talk About Queen

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Publication of Scholars and Poets Talk About Queen, ed. Carole Levin; Associate editor Christine Stewart-Nunez. Palgrave-Macmillan, 2015. This collection contains essays and creative pieces on ancient, medieval and early modern queens.

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Stephen Foster edited a volume in the Companion series to the Oxford History of the British Empire, British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. It appeared in the UK in Oct., 2013 and in North America in Feb., 2014 and was reviewed in a recent issue of the JBS.

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Erika Rappaport, Sandra Dawson and Mark Crowley just published, Consuming Behaviours: Identities, Politics and Pleasure in Twentieth Century Britain (Bloomsbury 2015).

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November
19
2015

PRIZE -- The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire

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Susan Pedersen's The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire (Oxford University Press, 2015) has won the Cundill Prize for Historical Literature.

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Publication of Linda E. Mitchell's new book: Joan de Valence: The Life and Influence of a Thirteenth-Century Noblewoman (Palgrave Macmillan, October 2015). This can be viewed and ordered at www.palgrave.com.

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November
7
2015

Launch of the 'NACBS Member News' area

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We are delighted to annouce the launch of the NACBS member news area.  All NACBS members are encouraged to share their news.

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