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Announcing our new JBS editors

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We are delighted to announce the selection of the next editors for the Journal of British Studies. Nadja Durbach (University of Utah) and Tammy M. Proctor (Utah State University) will serve as co-editors. Their five-year term will begin July 1, 2023.

We want to take this opportunity to thank our current editors, Sandra den Otter (Queen’s University) and Jeff Collins (Queen’s University) for their efforts over the past years and their leadership during the unpredictable challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please note that the transition to a new editorial team will not affect submissions in progress. The JBS book review editors, Onni Gust (University of Nottingham) and David Gehring (University of Nottingham) will remain the same until the conclusion of their term.


Nadja Durbach is Professor of History at the University of Utah. She received her BA (Honours) from the University of British Columbia and her PhD from the Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of three books on the history of the body in modern Britain: Bodily Matters: The Anti-Vaccination Movement in England, 1853-1907 (2005), Spectacle of Deformity: Freak Shows and Modern British Culture (2010) and Many Mouths: The Politics of Food in Britain from the Workhouse to the Welfare State (2020). Her current book project is entitled Registration Nation: Identity, Privacy, and the Recording of Persons in Modern Britain.

Tammy M. Proctor is Distinguished Professor of History in the Department of History at Utah State University. She teaches modern European and world history. A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Proctor holds degrees in journalism and history from the University of Missouri and a PhD in history from Rutgers University. Dr. Proctor’s recent publications include An English Governess in the Great War: The Secret Diary of Mary Thorp (2017), with Sophie De Schaepdrijver, Gender and the Great War (2017), with Susan Grayzel, and World War I: A Short History (2017). She is presently working on a study of American humanitarian aid in Europe from 1914-1924 entitled Saving Europe, due out with Oxford University Press in 2023. You can connect with her on Twitter and Instagram, both @usuhistorienne, or visit



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Call for New Editor for JBS

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The North American Conferences on British Studies is soliciting proposals for a new editor(s) for the Journal of British Studies. The position would begin summer 2017 for a five-year term. The Journal of British Studies is the premier journal in its field in North America; published four times a year by Cambridge University Press, it typically publishes seven articles per issue. While primarily based in history, we would like to broaden out our remit to include articles (and members of editorial boards) from other disciplines such as literature, historical geography, history of science, and so on. We define British studies broadly to encompass not only England, but also Scotland, Ireland, and Wales; we are interested in transatlantic, transnational and postcolonial approaches, and the British Empire and Commonwealth. The membership of the NACBS is drawn from the United States and Canada as well as a variety of other countries. Proposals should reflect a recognition of this national and geographical diversity.

Proposals for a new editorial team should include the following elements:

1-A vision for the future of the Journal of British Studies (2 pages)

2-Names of the editors (one or two editors) plus a short description of editorial experience and scholarly profile; and cvs of the editors.

3-Proposed Associate Editors or Editorial Board. Editors may choose several experts in a variety of fields who would work closely with the editor(s) to review articles before sending to readers, to suggest readers, and to consult more generally on the journal. Potential editors should have the consent of these scholars for this proposal.

4-Proposed Advisory Board. This would be a larger group reflecting diverse interests in British studies who would occasionally offer advice and serve as readers. Potential editors do not need to get permission for these names to go ahead for the purposes of the proposal.

5-Letter from Dean or Department chair as to support offered by your institution, such as course releases. (Cambridge University Press provides money for editorial assistance).

Completed applications should be sent to Anna Clark at [email protected] by December 15th, 2016. 

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The University of Pittsburgh is seeking an Assistant Editor for the Journal of British Studies (JBS) published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the North American Conference on British Studies. Will provide editorial and administrative assistance to Editor-designate, Dr. Holger Hoock, J. C. Amundson Professor of British History. Process incoming manuscripts on Editorial Manager. Help oversee peer review. Edit manuscripts accepted for publication, including editing for content, grammar; fact and cite checking; final copyediting; preparing copy for submission to publisher; reviewing proofs and galleys. Serve as a liaison among authors, Editor, Associate Editors, Editorial Board, and publisher. Take responsibility for ensuring the accuracy of editorial information and instructions for contributors on the journal’s website. Maintain JBS archiving policy. Collate annual report on submissions, acceptance rates, timetable for decisions, provenance of submissions. Assist Editor with professional responsibilities and with organizing journal-related academic events. Routine record keeping of expenses for mailing, telephone,supplies, travel, and administrative duties. Might supervise student workers. Candidates are encouraged to submit a sample of recent editing work. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview and asked to complete a copyediting test. For informal inquiries, please contact Holger Hoock: [email protected]

To learn more and to apply, please follow this link:


The North American Conference on British Studies is seeking a new editorial team for the Journal of British Studies, including a new general editor or co-editors, and a new book review editor or co-editors. The current editors' term ends in summer 2014, and the Association hopes to select new editors a year earlier to facilitate the transition process.  Editors are appointed to a five-year term.  Those interested in applying should contact Professor Cynthia Herrup of the University of Southern California History Department ([email protected]). The application deadline for both positions is November 30, 2012.


The Journal of British Studies, published four times a year, is the premier journal in the field, with a very high ISI citation impact rating. Starting in January2013, the journal will be published by Cambridge University Press.



Interested parties should be aware that the editorship and the book review editorship (both open to a team) are not related. Applicants should specify which of these positions interests them.  Editorial subventions provide funding for editorial assistants for each of the two positions, but applicants will require a commitment of support from their home institutions.  The current editorial teams are happy to answer questions about their duties.  You can contact Brian Cowan ([email protected]) or Elizabeth Elbourne ([email protected]) about the journal editors’ responsibilities and Amy Froide ([email protected]) or Gail Savage ([email protected]) about the book review editors’ responsibilities.  Questions and inquiries can also be directed to the NACBS president, Dane Kennedy ([email protected]), or vice president/president-elect, Keith Wrightson ([email protected]).

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The Journal of British Studies is calling for papers on all aspects of British queer history. Articles can be from the medieval period to the present day. This is for a special issue to be published in late 2011 or early 2012, to be guest edited by Brian Lewis (McGill University). Articles should be 10,000-12,000 words long, follow the JBS format, and be submitted by Nov. 1, 2010.

For more information, see or contact the editors at [email protected] or Brian Lewis at [email protected].

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The North American Conference on British Studies is delighted to announce a new editorial team for the Journal of British Studies, who will take up their positions at the start of the academic year 2009-2010. The new editors will be Brian Cowan and Elizabeth Elbourne of McGill University. The new book review editors will be Amy Froide (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) and Gail Savage (St. Mary's College of Maryland). The officers of the NACBS would like to extend a warm welcome to the new team, and deep gratitude to the outgoing team who have done so much for the journal -- Anna Clark (University of Minnesota), Patrick McDevitt (SUNY Buffalo), and Claire Schen (SUNY Buffalo).

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The NACBS is pleased to announce that its archives are now located at George Washington University in Washington D.C. and available for use. They are, however, located off-site and materials will need to be ordered prior to visiting. Scholars who wish to use these materials should consult the library’s on-line catalogue far enough in advance to ensure that the materials they require will be available.  For further information see the information on the archives at

NACBS would like to continue collecting material to enhance the archive’s usefulness for future researchers. We hope that past officers of the NACBS and regionals, past editors of the Journal of British Studies and Albion, and past program chairs will consider sending their material to the library.

The address is

Jennifer King, Manuscripts Librarian
The George Washington University
The Melvin Gelman Library
2130 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

The Executive Council has allocated funds to pay for the cost of mailing large amounts of material. If you plan to contribute your papers, please contact the NACBS Treasurer, Lynn Botelho, to discuss reimbursement for postage.

Her address is
Dept. of History, Keith Hall
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA  15705
[email protected]

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