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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, 9.2 (Fall 1999), The University of Arizona


For Vice President:
Martin Wiener, Rice University

For the Council:
Eric Carlson, Gustavus Adolphus College

For the Nominating Committee:
J. Sears McGee, University of California Santa Barbara
Barbara Hanawalt, Ohio State University


The Council meeting of the annual convention of the NACBS in Cambridge, Massachusetts was called to order at 5:30 p.m. Thursday 18 November 1999.
I. Approval of Minutes of NACBS Council Meeting, 18 October 1998 in Colorado Springs - Amussen/Harris - minutes accepted as amended.
II. JBS editorship: Jan 2002 to Oct 2007 - MSP (Harris/Amussen) James Epstein (Vanderbilt University) & Nicholas Rogers (York University) to edit JBS. In discussion a question regarding process - the degree to which the search committee kept in touch with the applicants - was raised.
III. NACBS web-site: announce appointment of Peter Hansen (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) to maintain NACBS web-site.
IV. Treasurer's Report: A detailed report is on file
Discussion of where to keep cash on hand - Treasurer to follow up on moving cash on hand into an account bearing a higher level of interest. MSP Levack/Harris to accept Treasurer's Report
V. Future meetings:

* 2000 - Pasadena - Oct. 13-15 (Hilton Hotel w/reception @ Huntington Library and perhaps at the Norton Simon Museum) Council meeting on Oct 12
* 2001 - Toronto - Nov. 2-4 (Sutton Place Hotel) Council mtg. on Nov. 1
* 2002 - Baltimore - with SCBS and Southern Historical Society

There was a discussion of how venues are/were chosen & reiteration of the agreed upon rotation of venues.
MSP (Adams/Cronin) - to circulate minutes of both Exec & Council electronically as soon after the mtg as possible, then hard copies will be provided with packet prior to the next Council meeting in the fall.
VI. Increase in Graduate Student Dissertation Year Fellowship
Increase by $500 in graduate student dissertation fellowship (British Council will provide another $500) to increase the award to $6000 - vote deferred until the end of the meeting.
MSP (Amussen/Tittler) In future to present NACBS's proposed Budget/Expenditure Plan for year following the Council Meeting as a standing Agenda Item at the annual Council meeting.
VII Election results. Election results were announced. (see above this issue for details)
VIII. Prize and Fellowships Prize and fellowship winners were announced. (see below this issue for details)
IX. Thank you
To Walter Arnstein, Chris Waters, Margo Todd who are outgoing as Immediate Past President, Program Committee Chair and Council member, respectively.
MSP (Peck/Levack) to extend the organization's thanks to Arnstein, Waters and Todd
X. Recommendation to Increase Check-off/Remittance to Regional Organizations
MSP (Levack/Amussen) to accept Executive Committee's recommendation that the amount remitted to regional conferences from NACBS dues be increased to $2. And to implement the increase asap, given the University of Chicago's schedule.
XI. Visibility of NACBS at regional meetings
Desire is to make sure that people with regional memberships also consider themselves members of the national - Associate Executive Secretary will find out when meetings will be held each year and ensure that materials are sent to a named contact person in the regional conference.
XII. Journal Reports

* JBS - Margot Finn - a written report has been received. Julie Noblitt (from University of Chicago Press journals) - JSTOR has invited JBS to participate ( MSP (Todd/Key) to allow Executive Committee to approve JSTOR inclusion at its January 2000 meeting after it has more information and has received official invitation from JSTOR.
* Albion - Michael Moore - written report has been received.
* Intelligencer - Laura Tabili - a written report has been received.

Question arose as to why continue both web and Intelligencer & a discussion followed. The point was made that many Intelligencer readers may not have internet access and there was a general sense that both formats (web & hard copy) should continue for the next few years, but that NACBS would continually assess the situation.
XIII. Program Committee Report
Chris Waters - a written report has been received - thanked the program committee members Peck, Rosenheim, Woollacott and Peter Weiler from NECBS.

Linda Levy Peck led a discussion about how to deal with the high percentage (55%) of persons on the program who are not NACBS members.

MSP (Amussen/Peck) - to empower Exec Committee to work with the Program Committee and PCCBS (for the 2000 program) to find ways of ensuring that people included on the program become members of the NACBS.

XIV. David Cannadine - report from Institute of Historical Research
Asked NACBS to provide information about levels of financial support necessary to support a variety of IHR users/researchers: 1) graduate student dissertation research year, 2) junior faculty fellowships, and 3) senior faculty professorships.
XV Stansky Report Discussion (on the future of British Studies)
In response to the suggestions made in the Stanksy report about what NACBS could do to support British Studies, the President announced the following actions:

* web-site upgrade announced with discretionary allocation up to $2k
* Re-creation of a publications committee to explore ways of assisting first book publication among NACBS members; announces end of biography series.
* fellowships - Peck will be liaison in DC to work with British Council and invite Bob Tittler to deal with British Council in Ottawa and then try to seek money to fund further fellowships.
* lectures - Arnstein agreed to coordinate some tapping of emeritus professors to provide some lectures

It was also suggested that report should appear in Spring 2000 Intelligencer
The Council returned to consideration of the suggested augmentation to the NACBS dissertation year fellowship.

MSP Todd/Key to approve the augmentation and to allocate a small travel grant to the runner-up of the dissertation year fellowship in the amount of $2k.

Adjourned at 8:40

Adrian Johns, University of California, San Diego, The Nature of the Book: Print and Knowledge in the Making (University of Chicago Press, 1998).
Alison Winter, California Institute of Technology, Mesmerized: Powers of Mind in Victorian Britain (University of Chicago Press, 1998).
Honorable Mention:
Lynn Hollen Lees, University of Pennsylvania, The Solidarities of Strangers: The English Poor Law and the People, 1700-1948 (Cambridge University Press, 1998).
Margot Finn, Emory University, "Working Class Women and the Contest for Consumer Control in Victorian County Courts," Past and Present (November 1998).
Honorable Mention:

1. Steven Pincus, University of Chicago, "Neither Machiavellian Moment nor Possessive Individualism: Consumer Society and the Defenders of the English Commonwealth," American Historical Review (June 1998).
2. Claire Valente, University of Portland, "The Deposition and Abdication of Edward II," English Historical Review (September 1998)

Karl Shoemaker, Program in Jurisprudence and Social Policy, University of California at Berkeley, "Criminal Sanctuary: Changing Conceptions of Law, Crime, and Punishment in Medieval England." Karl Shoemaker is a student of Thomas Barnes.
John Hintermaier, History, Princeton University, "The Book of Common Prayer Revised, Refused, Restored: Liturgical Conflict in England, Ireland, and Scotland, 1604-1662." John Hintermaier is a student of Peter Lake.
At the Santa Cruz meeting, Martin Anderson and H. Robert Baker were announced as winners of the PCCBS graduate student prize. Martin Anderson, a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, of Hastings College of Law, and of San Francisco State University, is currently pursuing doctoral studies under the direction of Professor Peter Stansky at Stanford University. Mr. Anderson's paper, "Tourism and the Meaning of a British Passport, 1814-1850," was delivered to the PCCBS conference at Long Beach in March 1997. Robert Baker received his B.A. from Pomona College and advanced degrees from the University of Manitoba and UCLA, where he is now pursuing a History PhD under the direction of Professor Joyce Appleby. His paper, "English Law and Native Custom Governing the Eighteenth-Century Fur Trade," was also delivered at Long Beach in March 1997.
The Southern Conference on British Studies congratulates the following winners of the Student Essay Contest: Daniel Cunnane, University of Virginia, Undergraduate Winner for "Catastrophic Dimensions: The Rupture of English and Irish Identities in Early Modern Ireland, 1534-1615," sponsored by Professor Martin J. Havran. Honorable Mention went to L. Michelle Hadden of Shepherd College for "Defoe's Roxana: Psychological Realism Predefined," sponsored by Professor Michael Austin, and to Sarah Ferris Hartfield, Union University, for "A Matter of Perspective; Blake's `The Chimney Sweeper'," sponsored by Professor Janet Grose. The Graduate Winner was Jonathan Fowler, University of Tennessee, for "The Philanthropy of Fish: Sir Thomas Bernard and the Salt Duties."
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 2000 competition covers books published in 1999. Separate copies of the letter of nomination and of the book nominated should be sent by April 1, 2000 to each member of the Prize committee. For prompt attention, mark packages "NACBS Prize Committee." Send all relevant materials to: Professor Dina Copelman, Chair, British Council Prize Committee, Department of History, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444; Susan Pedersen, Center For European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138; Dane Kennedy, Department of History, University of Nebraska, 612 Oldfather Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0327.
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 2000 competition covers books published in 1999. Separate copies of the letter of nomination and of the book nominated should be sent by April 1, 2000 to each member of the Prize Committee. For prompt attention, mark packages, "NACBS Prize Committee." Send all relevant materials to: Professor Kathleen Wilson, Chair, John Ben Snow Prize Committee, Department of History, SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 11794-4348; Professor Derek Hirst, Department of History, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899; Dr. Mary Robertson, Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Rd., 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 1999. 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, 2000 to each member of the Prize committee. For prompt attention, mark packages,"NACBS Prize Committee." Send submissions to: Professor Philip Harling, Chair, Walter D. Love Prize Committee, Department of History, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY 40506-0027; Lori Ann Ferrell, Department of History, Claremont Graduate School, 710 N. College Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711-6163; Dan Le Mahieu, Department of History, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan Rd., Lake Forest, IL, 60045-2399.
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, 2000. Send materials to: Professor Stewart Weaver, Chair, NACBS Dissertation Year Fellowship Committee, Department of History, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627; Professor Judith Bennett, Department of History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3195; Professor Margaret C. Jacob, Department of History, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1473.



Papers read at the Ninety-Second Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association Pacific Coast Branch, Maui, Hawaii, 5-8 August 1999

"The British Empire and English Constitutional History, 1870-1930"
Richard A. Cosgrove, University of Arizona

"The Historical Profession and the Forging of the Anglo-American Special Relationship, 1897-1917"
Anthony Brundage, California State University, Pomona

"Compulsory Heterosexuality and Colonial Masculinity: British India in the Nineteenth Century"
Philippa Levine, University of Southern California

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

"Sex and the Single Convict: Arranged Marriages and the Colonial State in Nineteenth Century India"
Anand A. Yang, University of Utah

"John Huston, Sean Connery, Michael Caine and the Epiphany of The Man Who Would Be King
Richard Voeltz, Cameron University

Papers read at the Northwest Conference on British Studies, Edmonton, Alberta, 30 September-2 October 1999

"History in Britain at the Millennium"
Peter Marshall, Royal Historical Society and King's College, University of London

"Middle Age in Twentieth-Century Britain"
John Benson, Wolverhampton University

"The Music of the spheres: the politics of public and private musical performances in Augustan England"
James Bohun, Cambridge University

"`I have askt God mercy for it': Believing Witchcraft Confessions"
Lara Brindle, University of Alberta

"Nation and House: The Rhetoric of Domesticity & the English Revolution"
Sylvia Brown, University of Alberta

"Good Housewife Fortune: Domesticating the Goddess of Death & Desire in Bleak House"
Elizabeth Campbell, Oregon State University

"How Imperial was the Committee of Imperial Defence?"
Peter Catterall, Contemporary History Institute, University of London

"`But his Wife govern'd': Women & the Politics of Influence in mid-18th C. England"
Elaine Chalus, Oxford University

"Poverty and Poltical Culture in mid-18thC England"
Richard Connors, University of Alberta

"Songlines & Ley-lines: Landscape & Memory in England, 1800-2000"
John Considine, University of Alberta

"In the King's Gift: The Widows in the Rotuli de Dominabus"
RaGena DeAragon, Gonzaga University

Serving Women, Deserving Women: Poor Relief and Marginality in 17th C. Aberdeen"
Gordon DesBrisay, University of Saskatchewan

"`Such honoured little maidens': The All Hallows School for Girls at Yale, British Columbi and the Politics of Place"
Joy Frith, Queen's University

"Searching for Michael: The Archangel in 11th C. England"
Tara Gale, University of Alberta

"The Macbeth Perplex"
Raymond Grant, University of Alberta

"Before Skiffle: The BBC & the Birth of the Folk Song Revival in England, 1945-55"
David Gregory, Global & Social Analysis, Athabasca University

"Royal Officials, Parliament and the historiography of Edward II's reign"
David Higgins, Grant MacEwan College

"`Come Out of Her My People': The Glorious Revolution and Apocalyptic Politics in the Restoration"
Warren Johnston, Cambridge University

"Whistler and Tradition: The Strategic Nude"
Monica Kjellman, Boston University

"The Fall and Rise of Delinquent Royalist Families: Landownership Strategies in mid-17th C. England"
Lorrie Kostelyk, University of Alberta

"'Packaging the Native: The Hudson's Bay Company & Paul Kane's Wanderings of an Artist among the Indians of North America"
Tracy Kulba, University of Alberta

"City Knowledge: Love, Class & London in Neil Jordan's Mona Lisa"
Michael Lahey, University of Alberta

"Technology and the Law in Medieval England"
John Langdon, University of Alberta

"`A True tho' Unworthy Son of the Church by Law Establish'd , or `Seditious Preacher, Ungodly Teacher': Inventing John Ray"
Susan McMahon, University of Alberta

"For Love of Mother England: Great War Patriotic Poetry and the Concept of Nationhood"
Elizabeth Marsland, University of Alberta

"Foreign Missions and the Church of England: Re-examining Anglicanism in Imperial Culture, 1870-1914"
Steven Maughan, Albertson College

"`Raising the Tribes': British Policy in Italian East Africa, 1938-41"
Dawn Miller, University of Alberta

"Re-Addressing the Addressers: Contexts of Loyal Expression in 18thC Provincial England"
Nicholas Mitchell, University of Victoria

"Religio Laici: John Cannon and the Church of England, 1684-1743"
John Money, University of Victoria

"Two Late Medieval Readers and their Books"
John Morris, University of Alberta

"Oriental Deceit or Deceiving the Orientals?: An Account of a British Cross-dresser in 1970s Iran"
Nima Naghibi, University of Alberta

"Charter-writing and its Uses in 13thC Celtic Scotland"
Cynthia Neville, Dalhousie University

"The Geography of Legend: Hagiography & Politics at Bury St Edmunds"
Stephen Reimer, University of Alberta

"Appeasement & Partition: Lloyd George & the Government of Ireland Act, 1920"
Martin Seedorf, Eastern Washington University

"Imaginary Heartland: Anglo-Scottish Relations & the Jacobean Border, 1603-12"
Jared Sizer, Cambridge University

"`And that's why we become witches': Sylvia Townsend Warner's Lolly Willows, or the Loving Huntsman"
Pamela Stimpson, University of Alberta

"The Marlborough Tomb: War, Party Politics & Memorializing the Dead"
Kathleen Szpila, Temple University

Papers read at the 1999 Midwest Conference on British Studies, meeting at the University of Chicago, 22-23 October 1999

"`Lying wonders and counterfeite zeale': Samuel Harrison's Declaration of Egregious Popish Impostures and the Allen-Parsons debates, c. 1560-c. 1603"
Christina Carlson, University of Chicago

"Elizabeth I and the vocation of queenship"
Zachary Cannon, University of Chicago

"Iconography and database design: iconography of Elizabeth I"
Renee Bricker, Antioch College

"`Let us go forward together'? The British government and the military service of black people"
Michael Healy, University of Loyola at Chicago

"Sex in the cinemas: war, moral panic, and the British film industry, 1910-1918"
Dean Rapp Wheaton College

"`A bridge too close: British women writing from the victory of World War II to the end of empire"
Phyllis Lassner, Northwestern University

"Stealing to own oneself: the case of one extraordinary female recidivist"
Mary Jo Kietzman, University of Michigan-Flint

"Violent women and gossiping men: deconstructing gender through assault and defamation in London 1680-1720"
Jeannine Hurl, York University

"Separate spheres: using The Proceedings to understand women in late 18th-early 19th century London"
Kathy Callahan, Marquette University

"The Royal Historical Society British History Bibliography to 1992 on CD-ROM"
Ian Archer, Keble College, Oxford

"Parliamentary History on CD-ROM"
Newton Key, Eastern Illinois University

"Britannia Rules the Web? The Internet and the Future of British History in America"
Todd Larson, University of Illlinois, Urbana-Champaign

"Disorder in early modern England: petty crime in London, 1558-1642"
Lee Beier, Illinois State University

"'Mayntayninge the indigente and nedie': the institutionalization of social responsibility in the case of resident alien communities in Elizabethan Norwich and Colchester"
Laura Yungblut, University of Dayton

"Work and independence among the elderly of early modern England" Susannah Ottaway, Carleton College

"An Irish Quaker's conundrum: a shift in radical theology"
Margaret Preston, Boston College

"What is the nature of that hyphen? Hybridity and the illusion of purity in Rudyard Kipling's Kim"
Kate Costello-Sullivan, Boston College

"Drinking, dining and dressing up: masculinity and patriotism in eighteenth century Ireland"
Stephen Small, Boston College

"Spiritualism, rationalism, and the quest for truth: the contradictions of mid-Victorian thought"
Michael Shirley, Eastern Illinois University

"A very Victorian monster: the Daedalus sea serpent, the press, and the British imagination, 1848-1900"
Todd Larson, University of Illinois

"Adepts, mahatmas, and masters: Annie Besant's theosophy and Indian nationalism"
Robert McLain, University of Illinois

"The family paradox: single women and the Poor Law in the 1830s and 1840s"
Marjorie Levine-Clark, University of Colorado at Denver

"Unsevered ties: family strategies and the care of children in London Poor Law district schools, 1870-1914"
Lydia Murdoch, Indiana University)

"Women, the Poor Law, and family responsibility, 1870 to 1930"
Moira Martin, University of the West of England

"The Restoration remembered: the making of Whig myth and history"
Melinda Zook, Purdue University

"Anti-royalist political thought from 1642 to 1700: `the more things change, the more they stay the same'"
Janelle Greenberg, Pittsburgh University

"Re-membering the regicide"
Elizabeth Sauer, Brock University

"The teaching of history and the public"
Marji Morgan, Southern Illinois University

"The state of British history at liberal arts colleges"
Robert Butler, Elmhurst College

"Mourning becomnes visible: the widow in Victorian art"
Teri Sabatos, Indiana University

"Anne Bronte's Agnes Grey and Elizabeth Gaskell's Ruth: Victorian novelists in support of women's ministry"
Jennifer Stolpa, Loyola University

"Imagining female patriotism: the Roman matron in Britain, 1700-1815"
Philip Hicks, St. Mary's College

"Archbishop Thomas Secker (1693-1768), high churchmanship, and the defense of Anglican orthodoxy in the mid-eighteenth century"
Robert Ingram, University of Virginia

"High churchmen and the `latitudinarian mood'"
Jeffrey Chamberlain, University of St. Francis

"Scenes from the `history wars' of the eighteenth century: the Clarendon thesis, revisionism, and the thirtieth of January, 1660-1760"
James Caudle, Ouchita Baptist University

"The ageing of 20th-century British society: burden or benefit?"
Patricia Thane, University of Sussex

"`To forsake husband, life and all': women and recusancy in early modern England"
Colleen Sequin, Valparaiso University

"Riotous religion: popular resistance to Stuart rule in seventeenth-century Scotland"
John Hintermaier, Princeton University

"Prophesies, petitions and prisons: political expressions of English Quaker women, 1660-1700"
Susanna Calkins, Purdue University

"`Completing the circle of organized self-help: medical services, political interests, and issues of class in late Victorian Birmingham"
Anne Rodrick, William Paterson University

"The development of health and welfare service in Scottish schools in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries"
Thomas Velek, Mississippi University for Women

"Friendly societies, medical charities, and respectability in England's industrial north"
Chris Prom, University of Illinois

"Colonizing the Bible: English women in Palestine, 1800-1939"
Nancy Stockdale, University of California at Santa Barbara

"'A medley mob of Irish-American plotters and dupes': the British press and transatlantic fenianism"
Michael de Nie, University of Wisconsin

"All Bellocians now? The formation of the English Catholic intellectual community, 1918-1931"
James Lothian, Chicago

"Reconsidering R. H. Tawney: the roots of Tawney's Christian socialism"
Meredith Rusoff, Northwestern University

"G. K. C.'s Jewish problem: anti-semitism in Chesterton's writing and responses to it"
Adam Schwartz, Northwestern University

"The end of the Nonconformist conscience: the Free Churches in the inter-war years"
Peter Catterall, University of London/Westminster College

"Popular politics in sixteenth and early seventeenth century London"
Ian Archer, Oxford University

"Ideology and allegiance in the English civil war"
Edward Vallance, Oxford University

"Between law and resistance: the politics and discourse of the London Whigs, 1682-83"
Gary De Krey, St. Olaf College

"Mary Jane Meadowes - the female Robinson Crusoe? And who is the anonymous female author?"
Katherine Fromm, Iowa State University

"Beauty and the feast: food and feminine identity in nineteenth century England"
Julie Elb, University of Memphis

"`I shall humble myself to no man': a mid-Victorian debate about insanity and adultery"
Tara Beaton, York University

"Revisionism Revisited: Consensus and Conflict in Early Modern Britain"
Johann Sommerville, University of Wisconsin, Madison

"Political Economy in the Glorious Revolution"
Steven Pincus, University of Chicago

"The Tempest and Colonial Administration"
Richard Strier, University of Chicago

"Literature and National Identity, 1640-1660"
Derek Hirst, Washington University

"Spying on Britain during World War II"
James Barnes, Wabash College

"`We'll make our own mistakes': the unlikely success story of Anglo-American naval intelligence exchange"
Phyllis Soybel, Elmhurst College/Columbia College

"Brave Old World: Britain and Hitler's Declaration of War on the United States"
Alexander Nalbach

"The changing city and its changeless criers: reading the marginal poor through the `Cries of London'"
Thomas Prasch, Washburn University

"Using poor relief: its place in the lives of the St. Martin's poor, 1815-1820"
Lynn MacKay, Brandon University

"`I used to take her to the doctor and get the proper thing': twentieth century health care choices in Lancashire working class communities"
Lucinda Beier, Illinois State University

"The Irish war in English eyes"
Jacob Rukeyser, University of Chicago

"Economic history and post-modernism: making sense of industrialization and class formation in eighteenth century England"
John Smail, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

"Land vs. labor, colonies vs. trade: economic ideologies and English expansion in the seventeenth century"
N. Luke Brown, University of Chicago

"The angry brigade: countercultural politics"
Chad Martin, Stanford University

"Folk influences in rock music: class values"
David Simonelli, Tulane University

"The investiture of the Beatles: youth culture"
Julie Smith, University of Arkansas

Best graduate student paper of the conference was awarded to Julie Elb for "Beauty and the feast: food and feminine identity in nineteenth century England."

Papers read at the 1999 Western Conference on British Studies,, Tucson, Arizona, 29-30 October 1999

"Oxford's Packed Jury"
Mary Beth Emmerichs, University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan

"Election, Qualification, or Appointment?: Schemes for Reconstituting the House of Lords in the Edwardian Era"
Derek W. Blakeley, Washington University, St. Louis

"Failure to Reform the House of Lords, 1911-1949"
Peter Catterall, Westminster College and the University of London"

"The Liberal Unionists (1885-1910) and the Meaning of Liberalism"
William C. Lubenow, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

"The Earl of Midleton's Autopsy on Ireland's Death from Kindness"
David R.C. Hudson, Texas A & M University

"`The Gravest Situation of our Lives': The Conservative Party and Ireland, 1911-1914"
Thomas Kennedy, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

"Ordering Chaos: Dreams and Politics in the Work of Thomas De Quincey"
Rebecca Rowley, Clovis Community College

"Frances Power Cobbe on Dreams and the Unconscious"
Sandra Peacock, Georgia Southern University

"The Exotic Career of Sir Philip Sassoon, 1888-1939"
Peter Stansky, Stanford University

"Reflections on the Whig Theory of History"
Richard Cosgrove, University of Arizona

"A Jurisprudence of Power: Law and the Governor Eyre Controversy, 1865-68"
R. W. Kostal, University of Western Ontario

"The Norman Conquest and the American Revolution: the Linkage between the two Key Paradigm Shifts in Anglo-American Historiography, 1890-1910"
Anthony Brundage, California State University, Pomona

"Irish History in Feature Films: Michael Collins and The Treaty"
Robert Cole, Utah State University

"The Covenant, the Nation, and Cromwell's Britain: Scottish Identity and Nationalism in the Mid-Seventeenth Century"
Robert Landrum, University of South Carolina, Beaufort

"Not Just Millenarianism: The Enduring Scottish Difference in British Politics"
Robin Melville, Ripon College

"Unmarried Men in Early Modern England, 1625-1775"
James Rosenheim, Texas A & M University

"In Her Place: The Queen's Household, during the reign of Henry VIII"
Pam Gross, Adams State College

"The Empress's New Clothes: The Intertextual Empire, the Imperial Artist, and the Rajas Spectacle"
Julie Codell, ARizona State University

"Edmund Spenser and T. E. Lawrence: Empire and the Ambivalences of Literary Discourse of the Other"
Susan Williams, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

"The Angry Brigade: Revolutionary Violence and the British Counterculture"
Chad Martin, Stanford University

"Mau Mau in White and Black: First Person Narratives of Revolt in Colonial Kenya"
Marshall Clough, University of Northern Colorado

"Thomas More's Utopia: The Reality of an Ideal"
Robert McJimsey, Colorado College

"The East Anglia Witch Hunts of 1645-7: Purging the Invisible World"
M.L.Ellison-Murphree, Auburn University

"Gender, Empire, and Public Opinion, 1780-1810"
Anna Clark, University of Minnesota

"Macaulay, Whig History, and the Romance of Empire"
Theodore Koditschek, University of Missouri, Columbia

"The Queen is also a King: Mary I and the Act Concerning Regal Power"
Charles Beem, University of Arizona

"Legislating the Female Succession in Tudor England: The 1543 Act of Succession"
J.L. McIntosh, Johns Hopkins

"Elizabeth I and the Nation: Inventing England"
Tara Wood, Arizona State University

"`And yet God has not Said a Word!': Scienece versus Religion in Robert Browning's `Porphyria's Lover.'"
Melissa McLeod, Georgia State University

"Marriage and Distance: Murdoch's Unselfing"
J. Robert Baker, Fairmont State College

"Gerty Macdowell, Tess Durbeyfield, and the Illnesses of Modernity"
Mark Mossman, Bethany College

"Lord Salisbury and Sir Thomas Sanderson Down to Earth"
Lyle McGeoch, Ohio University

"Selling the Mother Country to the Empire: The Imperial Press Conference of June 1909"
J. Lee Thompson, Lamar University

"Dueling Favorites: A Comparison of Robert Carr and George Villiers and their Role in the Court of James I and VI"
Amy Medrick, American University

"Stripping Manhood: Masculine Power and Discipline in the Royal Navy of the Napoleonic Wars"
Jeff Glasco, University of Arizona

"`Ill-educated, Unchaste, and Potentially Rebellious': Gender, and the Construction of Welsh Identity After 1847"
Jodie Kreider, University of Arizona

"Sir Arthur Helps and the Creation of Victorianism"
Stephen Keck, National University of Singapore

"Evangelical Penal Theory in the Early 19th Century"
Richard Follett, Washington University, St. Louis

"The Difference of Complexion": Sarah Parker Redmond's British Anti-Slavery Lectures, 1859-65"
Theodore Koditschek, University of Missouri, Columbia

"New Perspectives on the English Revormation"
Heiko Oberman, University of Arizona

"Clerks and Credit: William de Hamnilton and his Associates under Edward I"
David R. Carr, University of South Florida

"London Merchants and Edward I: A Prosopographical Study"
Boyd Breslow, Florida Atlantic University

"Opposing `Hunnish' Ways: British Views on the Germans in South America before the First World War"
Phillip Dehne, Syracuse University

"Cooperation for Economic Stability in the Abestos Industry, 1919-1939"
James W. Stitt, High Point University

"What Shakespeare Knew and How he Knew it"
Patricia Coleman, Westminster College, Salt Lake City

"Book Reviewing in the Moral Essays: Samuel Johnson's Commentary on Recently Published Titles in the Rambler, Adventurer, and Idler"
Maj.Brian Hanley, USAF Academy

Papers read at the conference, "Scotland and the Thirty Years War, hosted by the Department of History, University of Aberdeen, 30 October 1999

"Leslie of Auchintoul and Scottish Russian collaboration in central Europe 1630-1635
Paul Dukes, Aberdeen

"The Scottish Parliament and Political Nation: Attitudes to the European Conflict, 1618-1648"
John R. Young, Strathclyde

"Stuart Diplomacy and the Thirty Years War"
Steve Murdoch, Aberdeen and Roehampton

"'The Thirty Years War and Beyond: Walter Leslie and the Scots in Habsburg Service
David Worthington, Aberdeen

"Wish You Were Here? Scottish Reactions to `Postcards' home from the German Wars"
David Horsburgh

""Robert Munro: Scotsman, Colonel and Regimental Historian"
Bill Brockington, University of South Carolina at Aiken

"Scotland, Sweden and Thirty Years' War"
Alexia Grosjean, Aberdeen

Papers read at the Southern Conference on British Studies, Fort Worth, Texas, 4-6 November 1999

"`A Difference Only in Name': British Aristocrats, Oriental Despots and "Popular Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century"
Tamara L. Hunt, Loyola Marymount University

"East Feeds West"
Rajani Sudan, University of Texas at Arlington

"Imperial Map vs. Domestic Novel--Wish vs. Fear of an Island-Empire"
Chu-chueh Cheng, Texas Christian University

"The Possibilities of Silence: Narrating the Coloniy in Olive Schreiner's The Story of an African Farm"
Elizabeth MacLeod Walls, Texas Christian University

"The Missing Stratum of Scottish Education? The Technical Education Debate in the Scottish Context"
Thomas G. Velek, Mississippi University for Women

"`Culture for the Coster': Class, Culture, and Adult Education in Late Victorian Birmingham"
Anne Baltz Rodrick, Willam Patterson University

"Issues of Divisiveness in Scottish Identity in the National and International Contexts"
Matthew H. Hammond, University of Texas at Austin

"Public Opinion, the House of Lords, and the Abolition of the Slave Trade"
Michael W. McCahill, The Brooks School

"The Duke of Wellington and Public Opinion: A New Dimension"
Shaun Durham, University of Southampton

"Wellington's Career after 1832"
R. W. Davis, Washington University in St. Louis

"Proselytizing the Imperial Faith: British-Israel and the Press in the Late Nineteenth Century"
Eric Reisenauer, The University of South Carolina Sumter

"`Religion is a very Simple Thing': The Democratic Theology of Lord Baden-Powell"
Melissa Langley Biegert, Independent Scholar

"British Intellectuals and the End of Empire"
Ishita Ghosh, Winthrop University

"Bishop Carleton and Predestinarian Thought in the Late Jacobean Era"
William Rednour, CUNY

"Anthony Sparrow's Rationale upon the Book of Common Prayer and the Clandestine Anglican Church, 1642-1660"
Linda S. York, Auburn University

"Riotous Religion: Popular Resistance to Stuart Rule in Seventeenth-Century Scotland"
John M. Hintermaier, Princeton University

"Liberalism and Imperialism: S. R. Gardiner Confronts English Hegemony in Ireland"
Myron C. Noonkester, William Carey College

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

"Perception of India and the Indians in Ladies Treasury and Queen, 1850-1890'
Nupur Chaudhuri, Texas Southern University

"`In the Names of Morality and Religion': Cohabitation and Illegitimacy in Victorian England"
Ginger S. Frost, Samford University

"`A Company of Mothers': The Purposes of the Mothers' Union, 1876-1902"
Ann Sumner Holmes, Louisiana State University

"Safeguarding the Future of the Race: Medical Discourse on Women's Work in England, 1900-1914"
Carolyn Malone, Ball State University

"An Enlightened Empire: Imperial Reformers in the Age of the American Revolution"
J. Russell Snapp, Davidson College

"A Protestant Empire: Evangelical Contributions to Imperial Sentiment in Late Hanoverian Britain, 1790-1820"
William C. Barnhart, SUNY at Stony Brook

"British Radicals and Colonial Rebellions, 1837-1857"
Michael Michie, Atkinson College, York University

'I Could Be Hanged for What?: Capital Punishment in England in 1820"
K. Gird Romer, Kennesaw State University

"The Workers' Compensation Debate of the 1890s: A Case Study in Changing Attitudes Toward Workers, the Law, and Government"
V. Markham Lester, Birmingham-Southern College

"The Gendered Geography of the English Co-operative Moevement at the Turn of the Century"
Barbara J. Blaszak, LeMoyne College

"Images of the Tabernacle in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre"
Janna Henrichsen, Claremont Graduate University

"Hermeneutic Strategies in Elizabeth Barrett Browning's A Drama of Exile and Jean Ingelow's A Story of Doom"
Terence Hoagwood, Texas A&M University

"The End-Times Preaching of the Rev. John Cumming"
Robert H. Ellison, East Texas Baptist University

Papers read at the annual meeting of the North American Conference on British Studies, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 18-21 November 1999

"Gender, Patronage and Modes of Approach: Women's Letters of Petition in England, 1540-1603"
James Daybell, University of Reading

"`To have your Honour's countenance': The Earl of Essex and the Dynamics of Patronage"
Paul Hammer, University of Adelaide

"Military Affinities and the Structures of Lordship in Early Modern England
David Trim, Newbold College

"Violence and Gentry Honour in Early Stuart England"
Richard Cust, University of Birmingham

"Francis Bacon, the Earl of Northampton and the Jacobean Anti-duelling Campaign"
Markku Peltonen (University of Helsinki and Clare Hall, Cambridge)

"Civility's Enemies: Violence and Disorder in the Age of Shaftesbury"
Victor Stater (Louisiana State University)

"Conquering Desires: Women, Nations and Identities in the American Revolution"
Kathleen Wilson, State University of New York, Stony Brook

"The Problem of English Identity in the American Revolution"
Dror Wahrman, Indiana University

"Race, Geography and Law: The Problem of the Frontier in Eighteenth-Century British Imperial History"
Eliga H. Gould, University of New Hampshire

"`Cutting off the sailors' pigtails': Domesticating the Maritime in Britain, 1750-1850"
Isaac Land, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

"Hierarchies of Civilisation, Missionary Practice and the Construction
of Middle-Class Masculinities in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain"
Alison Twells, Sheffield Hallam University

"All Things to All Men: The Salvation Army and Cultural Cross-Dressing in British India"
John W. Mackey, Boston College

"Masculinity, Empire and Naval Seamen in British Popular Culture,
Mary A. Conley, Boston College

"At Risk: Contagion and the Production of Social Continuity in the Early Victorian City"
Tina Young Choi, University of California, Berkeley

"Dirty Pictures: Art and Victorian Sanitation Reform"
Eileen Cleere, Simmons College

"`Where there's dirt there's danger': Health Education in English Elementary Schools, 1918-1939"
Katherine Rashid, University of Pennsylvania

"Violence, Policing and Community in Liverpool and Manchester, 1850-1914"
John E. Archer, Edge Hill College

"A Brutalised Society? Reactions to Violence in Postwar Britain, 1918-1922"
Jon Lawrence, University of Liverpool

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

"Via Media Revisited"
Lori Anne Ferrell, Claremont Graduate University

"The Battle of the Altars in Caroline England"
David Cressy, Ohio State University

"Anglican Parochialism in Seventeenth-Century Cathedral Cities
Carl B. Estabrook, Dartmouth College

"`Colonial quotation' and the Rhetoric of Imperialism"
Barbara Fuchs, University of Washington

Aphra Behn's Oronooko and the Construction of English Colonial Identity"
Shannon Miller, Temple University

"Extending Credit: Thomas Harriot and Ralph Lane in Virginia"
David J. Baker (University of Hawaii, Manoa)

"Surplus Women with Surplus Money: The Role of Singlewomen as Creditors in Early Modern England"
Amy M. Froide, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

"Women, the Informal Economy and the Development of Capitalism in England, 1650-1850; or, Did Women Get Credit?"
Beverly Lemire, University of New Brunswick

"Small Sums to Risk: London Women's Investments in the Age of the Financial Revolution"
Barbara J. Todd, University of Toronto

"Mr. Pooter Goes Abroad: Empire, Migration and Empowerment for Lower Middle-Class Men, 1900-1970"
James Hammerton, La Trobe University

"Masculinity and the Idea of Decay in Turn-of-the-Century British India"
Matthew Stone, University of Southern California

"`To present to my young countrymen an example of manly perseverance': David Livingstone, Masculinity, Race and Empire"
Christopher Petrusic, Carleton University

"Migrants, Immigrants and Welfare from the Old Poor Law to the Welfare State"
David Feldman, Birkbeck College, University of London

"From Poor Law to Welfare State: Declining Public Support for Older People?"
Pat Thane, University of Sussex

"From Poor Law to Welfare State: The Rise and Fall of the Victorian Orphan"
Susan Thorne, Duke University

"More than a Footnote? Wales in British History"
Keith Robbins (Senior Vice Chancellor, University of Wales)

"Children of Hagar: Gypsy Fascination in Nineteenth-Century Britain"
Deborah Epstein Nord, Princeton University

"The Appellant and the Clerk: The Officers of Central Government and the First Appeal of Treason, 1387-1389"
Douglas L. Biggs, Waldorf College

"Lancastrian Queens: Xenophobia, Misogyny and a Warm Welcome
Joel T. Rosenthal, State University of New York, Stony Brook

"Patronage and Power in Late Medieval England"
Sharon D. Michalove, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

"Charles I and the Early Modern Monarchy"
Mark Kishlansky, Harvard University

"Lord Sidmouth's Bill: The Sectarian Tide Not Turned"
Michael A. Rutz, Washington University

"Pamphleteer, Agent, Impresario: The Secret Political Career of Mrs. R. C. Biggs"
Stuart Semmel, University of Pennsylvania

"The Idea of `Treason against the King' in an Age of Regency, 1810-1820"
Lisa Steffen, University of South Carolina, Spartanburg

"Mayhew's Needlewomen: `tragic and touching romances'
Beth Harris, Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY

"The Melodramatic Moment: G. W. M. Reynolds, Henry Mayhew and the Radical Imagination"
Rohan McWilliam, Anglia Polytechnic University

"Melodrama at the Margins of Society: Rethinking Mayhew"
Thomas Prasch, Washburn University

"Class, Criminality and the `New System of Corinthianism': Pierce Egan's `Tom and Jerry' in 1820s London"
Heidi Holder, Central Michigan University

"`Gentlemen in Petticoats': Gender, Sexuality and Social Class in R. v. Boulton, Park et al. (1871)"
Morris B. Kaplan, Purchase College, SUNY

"The Ever-wider Pelvis: Havelock Ellis on Race and Sex Difference"
Sally J. Markowitz, Willamette University

Randy on the Rand: Sexuality and South African Mine Workers at the Turn of the Century"
Ross G. Forman, Kingston University

"China for Sale: Commodity Consumption and the Imperial Consciousness in Charles Lamb's Essays of Elia"
Karen Fang, Johns Hopkins University

"`Ashamed of my own trowsers': Masculinity and Print Culture at London's Museum of Manufactures, 1852-1853"
Lara Kriegel, Brown University

"Art, Commerce or Empire? The Uses of Architecture and the Rebuilding of Regent Street, 1880-1927"
Erika Rappaport, University of California, Santa Barbara

"British Writers, American Readers: Images of Britain During the Second World War"
Fred M. Leventhal, Boston University

"Lords and Monks: Creating an Ideal of Noble Power in Monastic Chronicles
Jennifer Paxton, Harvard University

"Havelok the Dane and Fulk Warenne: Heroic Nobles and Dastardly Kings"
Claire Valente, University of Portland

"In the King's Service: Henry de Lacy, Earl of Lincoln, King's Lieutenant in Aquitaine, 1295-1298"
J. S. Hamilton, Baylor University

"The Importance of Luther-Bashing for English Catholics"
Margaret Sena, Princeton University

"`Naughty knave priests that will rule us all': From Anticlerical Satire to Popular Anticlericalism in Reformation England"
Ethan Shagan, Harvard University

"A Cat May Look Upon a King: The Overbury Murder Scandal and the English Revolution"
Alastair Bellany, Rutgers University

"The Family in Early Modern England: Continuity and Change"
Keith Wrightson, Yale University

"Incest Tales and Culture: Rethinking Familial Relations in Eighteenth-Century England"
Seth Denbo, University of Warwick

"Rethinking the Family in the Eighteenth Century: The Contribution of Visual Evidence"
Kate Retford, University of Warwick

"Empire and Parliamentary Reform: The 1832 Reform Act Revisited"
Miles Taylor, King's College, University of London

"Political Friendships: Francis Place and Joseph Parkes: Radical Reform and Political Loyalty in the Decade of Reform"
Nancy D. LoPatin, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point

"Political Dinners in Whig, Radical and Tory Westminster, 1780-1880"
Marc Baer, Hope College

"The Ironies of Commemorating Violence: Masculinity and the Martial Representations of Alfred the Great at the Turn of the Twentieth Century"
Stephen Heathorn, Indiana University, Indianapolis

"`Manly in his warlike creed': Martial Races, the Language of Masculinity and British Imperial Instability"
Heather Streets, Washington State University

"May the Best Man Win? Boxing, Race and Masculinity in Imperial Britain"
Patrick McDevitt, Rowan University

"The Citizen as Consumer: Governing Commercial Society in Mid-Twentieth-Century Britain"
James Vernon, University of Manchester

"`You are boss of the show': Pleasure Grounds, Social Identities and Consumption in Interwar England"
Helen Pussard, University of Manchester

"Whose Side are You On? Institutional Loyalties, Religious Tension and the Birth of the Mid-Tudor Via Media"
Norman Jones, Utah State University

"Identity Formation and Strategies of Resistance to Elizabethan Religious Policies"
Caroline Litzenberger, Portland State University

"Scandalous to Whom? Gender, Social Status and the Proceedings against the `Scandalous' Clergy in the 1640s"
Eric Josef Carlson, Gustavus Adolphus College

"`Any office that may undeceive the people': Royalist Use of Print, 1641-1642"
Sarah Trombley, Harvard University

"The Missing Mob, or Why Charles I Was Not Rescued"
Joyce Lee Malcolm, Bentley College / MIT

"English Royalists and the Restoration Conflict over the Irish Rebellion"
Burke Griggs, Boston College

"Making Connections: A Letter Book, John Locke and Family Papers"
Susan E. Whyman

"The Correspondence Networks of John Evelyn"
Frances Harris, The British Library

"The Theory and Practice of Letter Writing: The Third Earl of Shaftesbury"
Lawrence E. Klein, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

"Meanings of Motherhood in Britain, 1790-1999: A Tale of Ideology and Subversion"
Eileen Janes Yeo, University of Sussex

"Exploring the Paradox of the Family: England 1830-1960"
Leonore Davidoff, University of Essex

"`The greater part of my life has been spent in India': Imperial Politics and the Construction of Anglo-Indian Identity"
Mary A. Procida, Temple University

"`I never promised you a rose garden': Women Farmers, Empire-Building and the Idea of `Canada' in Organised British Womens Emigration, 1902-1927"
Stephanie M. Oxendale, State University of New York, Binghamton

"Resuscitating the Raj: Preserving and Commemorating Britain's Heritage in India Since the 1970s"
Elizabeth Buettner, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London

"Reshaping the Post-War British Welfare State: Gender and Unemployment Benefits in London, 1948-1963"
Ginny Noble, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

"The Fall of the Gentleman: British National Character in Decline, 1918-1970"
Marcus Collins, Columbia University

"Revolution, Violence and the British Counterculture, 1958-1974"
Chad Martin, Stanford University

"The Significance of Oliver Cromwell"
John Morrill, University of Cambridge

"NACBS Web Sites at the University of Chicago Press"
Julia E. Noblitt, University of Chicago Press

"History Online"
Jane Winters, Institute of Historical Research

"Archives Online"
Sonia P. Anderson, Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts

"Getting (and Surviving) the Job Interview"
George K. Behlmer, University of Washington

"Publish, Don't Perish"
Margot Finn, Editor, Journal of British Studies; Emory University

"Publishing a First Book"
Norris Pope, Director, Stanford University Press

"Holding Patterns: Postdoctoral Survival Strategies for British Historians"
Paul R. Deslandes, Texas Tech University

"`They pay too much attention to the walls': Art and the Late Medieval Parish Church"
Katherine L. French, State University of New York, New Paltz

"Images and Interpretations in Late Medieval Parish Art"
Sandy Bardsley, Emory & Henry College

Art, Avarice and Faith in Late Medieval England"
Kathleen Kamerick, University of Iowa

"Parliament, Print and Petitions in Early Seventeenth-Century England"
Chris R. Kyle, History of Parliament Trust

"New Sources and New Directions for the Long Parliament"
Maija Jansson, Director, Yale Center for Parliamentary History

"Sanctifying the Revolution: The King's Body, the Lord's Anointed and the Long Parliament"
Robert Zaller, Drexel University

"Exotic Fantasies and Commercial Anxieties: The Social World of the English Coffeehouse, 1660-1720"
Brian Cowan, Princeton University

"A Cup of Tea? Exploring the Culture of Tea Consumption in British India, 1700-1900"
Romita Ray, Colby College

"Melons, Ducks, Mulligatawny: Imperial Appetite in Nineteenth-Century India
Sharmila Sen, Harvard University

"Henry Brougham's `Participatory Ethos' and the Politics of Whig Opposition"
William Anthony Hay, University of Virginia

"True Whig or Country Tory? Burke, Coleridge and the Politics of Reform, 1790-1797"
Pamela Edwards, Ouachita Baptist University

"How did `Old Corruption' Wane? The Case of the Church of England Reconsidered"
Jeremy Gregory, University of Northumbria

"The Degree Question at Oxford and Cambridge: A Neglected Episode in the History of Women's Higher Education"
Mary Gallant, University of Florida

"J. E. Cairnes and the Irish University Question"
Bruce Kinzer, University of North Carolina, Wilmington

"Political Correctness, 1866: A Contested Appointment at University College London"
Jeff Lipkes, Eckerd College

"Octavia Hill's Social Activism: Domesticity and the Public Sphere"
Pamela K. Gilbert, University of Florida

Putting Theory into Practice: Eleanor Marx, Marriage Reform and the Men's and Women's Club"
Ginger Frost, Samford University

"`A survival...of stoning, branding, mutilation': Stella Browne's Fight for Abortion Law Reform in Britain, 1912-1955"
Lesley A. Hall, Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine

"James VI and I as a Theorist of Peace"
R. Malcolm Smuts, University of Massachusetts, Boston

"The Two Sides of the Anglo-Spanish Match"
Brennan C. Pursell, Harvard University

"Hugo Grotius in Context: The Anglo-Dutch Colonial Conferences of 1613 and 1615"
Martine van Ittersum, Harvard University

"Between Law and Resistance: The Politics and Discourse of the London Whigs, 1682-1683"
Gary S. De Krey, St. Olaf College

"Persecution, Toleration, Resistance and Revolution in the late 1680s and Early 1690s"
John Marshall, Johns Hopkins University

"The Established Church and the Revolutions of 1688-1689 in Scotland and Ireland"
Tim Harris, Brown University

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

"Little Rogues and Great Villains: The Criminal as `Social Critic' in Early Eighteenth-Century English Life and Literature"
Andrea McKenzie, University of Toronto

"Henry Mayhew and the `Criminal Class' in Victorian England: Some Linguistic Evidence"
Lee Beier, Illinois State University, Normal

"In Defense of Church Rates and University Tests, 1832-1859: The Common Good and a Common Faith"
J. P. Ellens, Redeemer College

"Votes and Voluntaryism: The Franchise and the Church-Rate Issue in England and Wales, 1832-1868"
Philip Salmon, History of Parliament

"Symbolism and Responsibility: Church Rates and Expectations of the Liberal Party, 1833-1852"
Joseph Coohill, Open University

"The Intimate Empire of Home: Missionary Wives in Southern Africa and New Zealand, 1790s-1830s"
Elizabeth Elbourne, McGill University

"`The moral conquest' of Colonial Law-Making: Marriage Custom and Law in British India"
Sandra M. den Otter, Queen's University

"Carnivorous Plants and their `strange horrible murders'"
Terrie M. Romano, Queen's University

"Coming to Terms with Affluence? Socialism and Social Change in the 1950s"
Lawrence Black, London Guildhall University

"The `penny farthing machine' Revisited: Labour Party Organization in the Era of the `Mass Party', c. 1950-1970"
Stephen Fielding, Salford University

"`The People's Voice'? Labour and the Electorate, 1918-1992"
Nick Tiratsoo, University of Luton


*UPDATED LISTINGS OF PAPER CALLS and other time-sensitive material can now be found on the NACBS WEB-SITE AT
SEASECS will meet at the Mulberry Hotel in Savannah, Georgia March 2-4, 2000. Papers and sessions will focus on aspects of the "long eighteenth century." For information, contact Professor Elizabeth Nybakken, Department of History, Drawer H, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, 39762. (Fax: 601/325-1139, or at the SEACECS web-site at: Http://
2000 PCCBS Meeting. The Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies will hold its twenty-seventh annual meeting at the University of California, Santa Barbara on March 31-April 2, 2000. For information, please contact Professor Erika Rappaport, PCCBS Program, History Department, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9410. phone: (805)893-8439
e-mail: [email protected] fax: 805/893-8795 or visit the PCCBS website at:
For information about the Huntington Library series on early modern history, contact Barbara Donagan at the Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108 or at [email protected]
Call for Papers, Welsh Studies Conference sponsored by the North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History (NAASWCH), June 22-24, 2000, Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia, PENNSYLVANIA. The conference seeks multiple perspectives on the history and culture of Wales from those in any discipline including, but not limited to, history, literature, language, art, sociology, anthropology, economics, political science, philosophy, music and religion. Papers on all topics are welcome but special consideration will be given to those who address this year's theme: Welsh Culture, Language, and the New Millennium.
The conference invites participation from both sides of the Atlantic, in Canada and the United States, across many different academic disciplines, and from among independent scholars, teachers and organizations as well as those with an interest in and commitment to the study of Welsh history, culture and language. Those wishing to present papers suitable for a 20-minute reading may submit either the completed paper or an abstract. Proposals for sessions, panel presentations or other formats are also welcome. Abstract deadline is Friday, December 31, 1999. Notification by March 2000.
NAASWCH works to promote scholarship on all aspects of Welsh culture and history; to develop connections between teachers and scholars in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom who are committed to the study of Welsh culture, history, languages, and literature; to provide an intellectual forum in which scholars and teachers of Welsh culture may share their research and teaching experience, and to provide support for the study of Welsh-North American history and culture. Please submit abstracts or session proposals by Friday, December 31, 1999 to Roderic Owen, Program Committee Chair, Philosophy and Religion Department, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VIRGINIA 24401. Ph: (540)887-7309; [email protected] fax:540/887-7137
For more information on our organization or past conferences, see the NAASWCH Home Page:
Call for Papers: "Aspects of Gender in Contemporary Britain, 10-12 July 2000, School of Advanced Studies, University of London. The year 2000 summer confeence of the Institute of Contemporary British History will address the question of gender in contemporary Britain. Papers are welcome from academics concerned with any aspect of that subject in an historical context. Papers from a variety of disciplines and methodologies are welcome. Proposal submission deadline: 31 December 1999. For further information please contact Dr Harriet Jones, Directory, ICGH, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. email: [email protected]
The Sixth Parliamentary History Conference will be held on "Parliamentary Buildings and Their Use: Dublin, Edinburgh and Westminster," and will be held at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London, on Wednesday, 19 July 2000. The Conference will focus on the topography and architecture of the parliaments and how the buildings were used by the members in their daily work. There will be a paper on the 18th century Dublin parliament, on the 17th century Edinburgh parliament, and four on Westminser from the late middle age to the 19th century. Speakers will be Edward McParland (Dublin), Aonghus MacKehnis (Edinburgh), Alasdair Hawkyard (medieval to 16th century Westminster), Chris Kyle (17th century Westminster), Clare Wilkinson (late 18th to early 19th century Westminster) and Michael Port (mid-19th century Westminster). Further details from: Dr. Clyve Jones, Institute of Historical Research, University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU
The Southern Conference on British Studies will hold its 2000 meeting November 9-11 in Louisville, Kentucky, in conjunction with the Southern Historical Association. For information, please contact Professor Charles R. Perry, SCBS PRogram Chair, Departmetn of Histoyr, The University of the South, Sewanee, TN 37383-1000. (Fax: 931/598-1145).
The North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS) will hold its 2000 annual meeting, in association with the Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies (PCCBS), at the Pasadena Hilton from Friday 13th October to Sunday 15th October, 2000. There will be a reception at the Huntington Library.
The NACBS, the main organization for British studies in Canada and the United States, along with its west coast affiliate, the PCCBS, 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, and scholars in other disciplines whose focus is on Britain. The NACBS and PCCBS 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 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 11 FEBRUARY 2000. 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: [email protected]
The Northeast Conference on British Studies 2000 Meeting will be held on October 27-29 2000 at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Proposals for papers and panels are welcomed in all fields of British Studies. Please send a brief abstract of the proposal and a short Vita to: Deborah Valenze, NECBS Program Chair, Department of History, Barnard College, Columbia University, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027. Please be sure to include a current address, an address that will be good over the summer, and an e-mail address. Proposals must be mailed by April 1, 2000.
The Northeast CBS serves as the regional gathering for colleagues in the Northeast states nnd Eastern Canada but welcomes participants from all regions. Conference information from Prof. Peter Weiler, Boston College, (President), Prof. Peter Hansen, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA (Secretry/Treasurer), Prof. Robert Tittler, (Local Arrangements). Updated information will be available on the NECBS web site:
The Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies will hold its twenty-seventh annual meeting at the University of California, Santa Barbara on March 31-April 2, 2000. More information about the PCCBS and about this conference can be found on our website:
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS): "Centers and Peripheries" at the Yale Center for British Art, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut on April 6-8, 2000. Emailed queries to [email protected], or via the Department of English, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235. For more information and complete CFP, please see our website at
Middle Atlantic Conference on British Studies Annual Meeting April 7-8, 2000 in New York City. The Middle Atlantic Conference on British Studies will hold its annual meeting in New York City on April 7-8, 2000. Program chair is Gail Savage, MACBS Program Chair, History Department, Kent Hall, St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's City, MD 20686. Inquiries can be made via e-mail to [email protected]
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: [email protected] and [email protected]
Locating the Victorians: Call for Expressions of Interest: The year 2001 will mark the sesquicentenary of the Great Exhibition of 1851 and the centenary of the death of Queen Victoria. Coinciding with the dawn of a new millennium, these anniversaries provide the opportunity to review our interpretation of the culture of the Victorian period. The Science Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum, and the Natural History Museum in London's South Kensington, a cultural quarter itself funded from the profits of the great Exhibition, are therefore hosting a Victorian festival. Major exhibitions and an international conference will interpret the 19th century for the benefit of the 21st.
Dates of the conference will be 12-15 July 2001. The meeting will be interdisciplinary, wide-ranging and summatory. The organising group: Robert Bud of the Science Museum (convenor), Paul Greenhalgh (V&A) and John Thackray (NHM), guided by a wide-ranging advisory committee. For information e-mail Jane Davies at the Science Museum at <[email protected]>.
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: [email protected], or Donald Winch at the Centre for Literary and Intellectual History, Arts B, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BH1 9QN.
The Royal Historical Society Spring 2000 meetings will be held in the Gustave Tuck Theatre, University College, London, unless otherwise stated.

* Saturday 5th February 2000, Institute of Historical Research, London, One day Colloquium, "Privacy and Secrecy: The Historian's Interest"
* Friday 10th March 2000 at 5 pn, "A Profane History of Early Modern Oaths," Dr. John Spurr
* Friday 7th April 2000 at 5 pm, Alexander Prize Essay
* Friday 19th May 2000 at 5 pm, "Purity and Danger in Late Medieval Europe," Dr. Miri Rubin
* Wednesday 5th Jyly 2000 at 5 pm, Prothero Lecture: "Yeats at War: poetic strategies and political reconstruction from the Easter Rising to the Free State," Professor Roy Foster
* Friday 20th October 2000 at 5 pm, at the University of Exeter, "The impact of Napoleon III on British Politics, 1851-1880," Dr. J.P. Parry
* Wednesday 8th November 2000 at 5:30 for 5:45 p.m., Gresham College, London, "The British Enlightenment: Then and Now," Professor Roy Porter
* Friday 24th November 2000 at 5:15 pm, Presidential Address: "Britain and the World in the Eighteenth Century: IV. The turning-outwards of Britain"



British Studies Hits the Highway--the Information Highway, that is--
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