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The NACBS 2010 Program is available to view or download as .pdf here.

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NACBS 2010 Registration

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Dear Colleagues,

The 2010 Meeting of the North American Conference on British Studies is now open for registration at <>.  We hope that you will join us in Baltimore, Maryland, from 12-14 November at the historic Tremont Suites Hotel.  Our program there will feature an extended format, with forty-nine regular sessions as opposed to the forty-two of recent years.  Special sessions will address new directions in early modern history, current developments in twentieth-century history, and pressing questions for the digital humanities.  Plenary speakers will include Richard Price and Amanda Vickery.  We look forward to seeing you in November.

Sincerely yours,
Lara Kriegel
NACBS Program Chair, on behalf of the NACBS Program Committee

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Posted by jaskelly under Announcement, Conferences, NACBS | Tags: hotel, NACBS, nacbs2010, travel | 0 Comments



The annual meeting of the NACBS will be held at Baltimore’s Tremonts: Historic Venue and All Suite Hotel

The conference will be held in the Tremont Grand, a historic structure originally built in 1866 as the Grand Lodge of the Maryland Masonic Lodge.

The hotel rooms are located in the Tremont Plaza. This is a separate building, connected to the Tremont Grand by a corridor. When arriving by car or taxi, use the Tremont Plaza entrance on St. Paul St. to check in.

222 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
P 410-727-2222   F 410-685-4215

All hotel rooms are suites which feature a sitting area, a kitchenette, and free high-speed internet. Hotel amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, a deli/store, Tug’s Bar and Grille restaurant, and a café.
The Tremont Grand is located across the street from a grocery store and the Tremonts are located in the Mt. Vernon/Charles St. corridor, home to many of Baltimore’s best restaurants. The Baltimore Harbor is just a 10-minute walk away.

Conference Rate
A book of rooms has been reserved for the nights of Thurs-Sat. 11/11-11/13/2010. A few rooms are available on Wed. 11/10 as well.
Hotel rooms are available at the NACBS conference rate of $129 per night for single/double occupancy. The rate is $149 for triple and $169 for quad occupancy. Room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes, currently 13.5%.
To negotiate this room rate, the NACBS needs to fill a specified amount of rooms, so we urge you to stay at the conference hotel.

The conference rate is only guaranteed until OCTOBER 13, 2010.
To make a reservation go to: Click on the “Reservations” button on the left-hand menu. In the box, click on “Group Reservations”. In the new box enter the password: NACBSNOV10, and make your reservation. All reservations must be guaranteed by a major credit card, or first night’s room and tax deposit. You have up to 24 hours prior to the arrival date to cancel your room reservation.


By Air
Baltimore is served by three major airports: Baltimore/Washington International/Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Maryland, and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Northern Virginia.

Just 15 minutes from downtown Baltimore, BWI is the closest airport []. It is served by 55 carriers, including Southwest, AirTran, American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, US Airways, and United.
Daily nonstop international service to BWI from destinations including London, U.K. (from Heathrow via British Airways), and Toronto, Canada is available.

Airport Transfers from BWI

Supershuttle is providing NACBS attendees with a special rate. The cost is $13 one-way from BWI airport to the Tremont hotel, and $24 round trip. Discounts are available from other airports as well. To reserve a shuttle with the conference discount call 1800-BLUE-VAN (1800-258-3826) and mention code QS3DW or click on:

Other transport options

  • Individual taxi $30-35
  • Public transport (Light Rail) $1.60

Take light rail from BWI airport to downtown Baltimore/Camden Yards stop. Runs 6am-11pm M-Sa, Sun 11am-7pm
This will require a transfer to a short taxi ride or a 10-minute walk to the hotel.

By Rail
Baltimore is easily accessible by train. Two stations serve the Baltimore area: the BWI Airport Station and Penn Station. Amtrak serves both these stations with trains running 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Penn Station Baltimore is the closest station to the hotel. A 5-10 minute taxi ride from Penn Station to the hotel should cost approx. $12. For tickets and station information, go to: [] Type in Baltimore-Penn Station, MD (BAL).

By Car
Directions To The Tremont Plaza Hotel

From BWI Airport: Exit onto I-95 and continue to Exit 4 Baltimore. Follow the I-395 Exit heading downtown, and stay in the lane for the Inner Harbor. Bear right and turn onto Conway Street. At the second traffic light, turn left onto Charles Street. At the 7th traffic light, turn right onto Saratoga Street, and travel one block to St. Paul Place. Turn right. The Tremont Plaza is on the corner of Saratoga and St. Paul Place.

From the North or South on I-95: From Washington D.C. (south) or the Fort McHenry Tunnel (north), take the I-395 Exit, heading downtown, and follow directions above.

From the West on I-70: Take I-695 towards Glen Burnie. Follow I-95 north to Baltimore and follow the directions above from I-95.


For maps go to:

For Baltimore tourist information go to:

  • Cultural sites include the Walters Gallery, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Peabody Library.
  • Historical sites include the Maryland Historical Society, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History, and Ft. McHenry [gearing up for the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812]
  • Family-friendly sites include the Baltimore Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center, and the Port Discovery Children’s Museum.

A list of restaurants will be posted on the NACBS website in early Fall.

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The North American Conference on British Studies Essay Contest Committee invites you to nominate one of your students for the Annual Essay Prize. This is intended for undergraduates enrolled at United States universities and colleges (there is a complementary contest for students enrolled in Canadian colleges and universities) and the Committee awards up to six prizes of $100 each. Please nominate your student according to the following guidelines:

1) The essay must have been written while the author was enrolled as a degree-seeking undergraduate. Essays written for courses and theses are acceptable.

2) Each essay must be nominated by a member of the NACBS and no individual member can nominate more than one essay per year.

3) Essays in any field of British Studies are invited, including, but not limited to, Literature, Art, Art History, History and Cultural Studies.

4) Essays should be between 10 and 25 pages of text, excluding notes.

5) Please submit a letter of nomination, including the full name, permanent address and email contact information for the student, along with one electronic or hard copy of the essay no later than June 1, 2010, to: Prof. Peter Hoffenberg, Department of History, 2530 Dole Street, Sakamaki Hall, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822-2283. Email: [email protected]

Please feel free to contact Peter if you have any questions and thanks for considering your students and for forwarding this information if appropriate.
Peter H. Hoffenberg
Associate Professor of History
University of Hawaii, Manoa
2530 Dole Street
Sakamaki Hall A203
Honolulu, HI 96822-2283

Phone: 808 956-8497
Fax: 808 956-9600 to the attention of Hoffenberg

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The North American Conference on British Studies essay contest in British Studies for undergraduates enrolled at United States universities and colleges awards six prizes of $100 each, according to the following guidelines:

1.    The essay must have been written while the author was a degree-seeking undergraduate at a U.S. college or university. Essays written for courses, or as theses are acceptable.

2.    Each essay must be nominated by a member of the NACBS. No individual may nominate more than one essay in any one year.

3.    Essays in any field of British Studies are welcome.

4.    Essays should be between 10 and 25 pages, excluding citations and references.

5.    Please submit a letter of nomination (including the permanent mailing address and email contact information for the student) along with an electronic or three hard copies of the essay by June 1, 2010 to Professor Peter Hoffenberg, Department of History, University of Hawaii, 2530 Dole Street, Sakamaki Hall A203, Honolulu, HI 96822-2283. Email: [email protected].

6.    For further information please feel free to contact Prof. Hoffenberg at the above address.

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NACBS 2010 Submissions Site

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The 2010 NACBS Submissions Site is now operational and ready to accept proposals.  You can find the site by visiting  Alternatively, you can go directly to  At this site, you will find detailed submissions instructions.  After reading the instructions, organizers will be able to submit singe papers, three-paper panels, and four-paper roundtables for consideration.  The Program Committee looks forward to considering all submissions.   If you have questions or if you wish to make a submission that deviates from these formats, please contact the Program Chair, Lara Kriegel, at [email protected].

Please make submissions by the deadline of Monday, March 1, 2010.

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The NACBS DISSERTATION YEAR FELLOWSHIP is awarded 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 $8,000 stipend. The runner-up will receive a $3,000 travel grant. Each advisor may nominate one candidate, who should be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada, 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 nomination must be made by the student's dissertation advisor, supported by one additional letter of recommendation.   The nominating advisor must be a member of the NACBS.
  • 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 an extended stay.

Procedures for Application:

  1. Application consists of the two letters of nomination and recommendation described above; a one-page curriculum vitae 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 history and include a description of the relevant primary materials that are to be consulted in the British Isles.  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.
  1. 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 the 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 above.

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 March 15, 2010. Send materials, including a current email address, to: Professor Nancy Ellenberger U.S. Naval Academy, History Department, 107 Maryland Ave., Annapolis, MD 21402 (email: [email protected]); Professor Paul Deslandes, University of Vermont History Department, Wheeler House, 133 S. Prospect Street, Burlington, VT  05405 (email: [email protected]); Professor Jim Masschaele, History Department, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 16 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, N.J. 08901-1108 (email: [email protected]).

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The JOHN BEN SNOW FOUNDATION PRIZE is a $500 prize awarded annually by the North American Conference on British Studies 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 author must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada and be living in either country at the time of the award.  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 2010 competition covers books published in 2009.  Separate copies of the letter of nomination and of the book nominated should be sent by April 1, 2010 to each member of the Prize Committee (only books sent to every committee member can be considered).  For prompt attention, mark packages "NACBS Prize Committee."  Send all relevant materials to:

Professor Ken MacMillan
Department of History
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T2N 1N4
email: [email protected]

Professor Linda Mitchell
Department of History
203 Cockefair Hall
University of Missouri-Kansas City
5100 Rockhill Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
email: [email protected]

Professor Sara Butler, Chair
Loyola University New Orleans
History Department
6363 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
email: [email protected]

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Posted by jaskelly under Announcement, Grants and Awards | Tags: competition, love prize, NACBS, prize, walter d. love | 0 Comments


The WALTER D. LOVE PRIZE in History is a $150 award given annually by the North American Conference on British Studies for the best article or paper of similar length or scope by a North American scholar in the field of British history.  The 2010 prize will be awarded to an article published during the calendar year 2009.  The prize journal 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 edited collections of essays are eligible.

All scholars who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada and living in either country at the time of the award are eligible to compete.  A copy of the nominated article or paper should be sent by April 1, 2010 to each member of the Prize Committee.  For prompt attention, mark packages "NACBS Prize Committee."  Send submissions to:

Professor Derek Hirst
History Department
Box 1062
Washington University
St Louis, Mo. 63130
Email: [email protected]

Professor Karen Robertson
Vassar College
English Department
Sanders Classroom building (SC)  Box 744
124 Raymond Ave.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-0744
Email: [email protected]

Professor Ina Zweiniger-Bargelowska
Department of History
University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of History (M/C 198)
913 University Hall
601 South Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607-7109
Email: [email protected]

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CFP: NACBS 2010 Update

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From Lara Kriegel:

"The 2010 NACBS Submissions Site will be operational very soon.  Those submitting panels should plan to provide a 200-300 word abstract for the panel, as well as 200-300 word abstracts for the individual presentations.  Those submitting individual papers should plan to submit paper abstracts of the same length.  Addresses and brief biographies or cvs are required of all participants.   If you have questions, please contact Lara Kriegel at [email protected]"

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NOVEMBER 12-14, 2010

The NACBS and its Mid-Atlantic affiliate, the MACBS, seek participation by scholars in all areas of British Studies for the 2010 meeting.  We solicit proposals for panels on Britain, the British Empire, and the British world.  Our interests range from the medieval to the modern.  Though primarily a conference of historians, we welcome participation by scholars across the humanities and social sciences, especially on interdisciplinary panels.

We invite panel proposals addressing selected themes, methodology, and pedagogy, as well as roundtable discussions of topical and thematic interest, including conversations among authors of recent books.  North American scholars, international scholars, and graduate students are all encouraged to submit proposals to the NACBS Program Committee.

Strong preference will be given to complete panel or roundtable proposals that consider a common theme.  Panels typically include three papers and a comment; roundtables customarily have four presentations.  Individual paper proposals will also be considered in rare cases.  Those with single paper submissions are strongly encouraged to search for additional panelists on lists such as H-Albion or at venues such as the NACBS Facebook page.  Applicants may also write to the Program Chair for suggestions ([email protected]).

Committed to ensuring the broadest possible participation of scholars in British Studies, the Program Committee will give priority to those who did not read papers at the 2009 meeting.   Panels that include both graduate students and established scholars are especially encouraged, as are submissions with broad chronological focus and interdisciplinary breadth.  In order to encourage intellectual interchange, we ask applicants to compose panels that feature participation from a range of institutions.  Single-institution panels are not encouraged; similarly, graduate supervisors are discouraged from appearing on panels with their own students and very recent graduates.   No participant will be permitted to take part in more than one session except in exceptional circumstances cleared by the Program Committee, and no more than one proposal will be considered from each applicant.

All submissions must be received by March 1, 2010.
For details, directions, and online submission, see

Please send questions about panel requirements
and suggestions about program development to
Lara Kriegel, NACBS Program Chair
Department of History, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199
[email protected]

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The North American Conference on British Studies/Southern Conference on British Studies has again arranged with The Scholar’s Choice to manage the combined book exhibit for our annual meeting taking place November 6-8 in Louisville, Kentucky. It will be possible for your recently-published books to be included in their display.  Please refer to the guidelines below:

“Any members interested in having their book displayed at the upcoming NACBS/SCBS meeting should contact their publisher as soon as possible.  Please keep in mind that the publishers pay a fee to display with The Scholar’s Choice and may not have the marketing budget necessary to honor all requests, particularly for older titles. Reservations from the publishers will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis so reserving early is highly recommended.  Please note that The Scholar’s Choice displays on behalf of the publishers and ALL requests must come from them, not the author.  The person who handles reservations at The Scholar’s Choice is Debby Pitts. Your publisher may reach her at [email protected] or at 585-262-2048 x.108.”

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The Southern Conference on British Studies and the North American Conference on British Studies are pleased to announce that registration for the 2009 Meeting is now open.  We hope that you will join us for the Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville, Kentucky, from 6 to 8 November.   Please consult <>  for a copy of the Program in .pdf format and for registration, which is managed through RegOnline.  Registration fees for the 2009 meeting are as follows: $135.00 (NACBS members); $55.00 (graduate students); and $155.00 (Non-Members).  On the conference webpage, you will also find hotel information. The Hyatt Regency will hold rooms at its special conference rates ($115.00-165.00) until 14 October. Those wishing to find room shares are advised to make use of the NACBS Facebook Page
(<>) or H-Albion (<>).  Information on air and ground transportation will soon be available online.  Those who will travel to Louisville by air should book flights to the Louisville International-Standiford Field Airport (SDF), which is served by many carriers.

We look forward to seeing you in Louisville.

V. Markham Lester, President and Local Arrangements Chair, Southern
Conference on British Studies

Lara Kriegel, Program Chair, North American Conference on British Studies

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ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is pleased to make individual subscriptions available through standing membership in the North American Conference on British Studies as an added benefit of your membership.

Individual subscriptions are USD $35.00 for a twelve-month, renewable, subscription. $15 of your subscription will come back directly to the North American Conference on British Studies and the balance will help sustain HEB as a resource for the entire scholarly community.

The link below will bring you directly to the online purchase module at ACLS Humanities E-Book. You will need to choose the North American Conference on British Studies from the pull-down menu and provide your membership number.

To initiate a subscription, please visit:

Information and Terms
The subscription offers unlimited access to its collection of cross-searchable, full-text titles across the humanities and related social sciences (

Titles have been selected and peer reviewed by ACLS constituent learned societies for their continued value in teaching and researching, and approximately 500 are being added each year.

The collection includes both in- and out-of-print titles ranging from the 1880s to the current year. Titles link to publishers’ websites and to online reviews in JSTOR, Project MUSE, and other sites.

Individual subscriptions are ideal for those whose school might not yet have an institutional subscription to HEB or for individual members of a learned society who might not be affiliated with a subscribing institution.

For inquiries email: [email protected]

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Posted by jaskelly under Announcement | Tags: Add new tag,, NACBS, travel | 0 Comments


The North American Conference on British Studies now hosts a page on that focuses on accommodation and travel tips for research in
the UK and Ireland:


While all members can see our bookmarks, if you sign up, you can join the
NACBS network and help us edit and expand our resources.

For those of you unfamiliar with, here is some more

"Delicious is a social bookmarking service that allows users to tag, save,
manage and share web pages from a centralized source.

Bookmark any site on the Internet, and get to it from anywhere Instead of
having different bookmarks on every computer, Delicious makes it easy to
have a single set of bookmarks kept in sync between all of your computers.
Even if you're not on a computer you own, you can still get to your
bookmarks on the Delicious website.

Share your bookmarks, and get bookmarks in return If your friends use
Delicious, you can send them interesting bookmarks that they can check out
the next time they log in. Of course, they can do the same for you. As you
explore the site and find interesting users, you can use our Subscriptions
and Network features to keep track of the Delicious tags and users you find
most interesting.

Discover the most useful and interesting bookmarks on the web See what's hot
with Delicious users by checking out our popular tags. By looking at popular
bookmarks for a tag, you'll be able to discover the most interesting
bookmarks on the topics you're most interested in. Browse bookmarks on just
about anything from the best programming tips to the most popular travel
sites, all in an easy to read format."

For those of you who have not done so already, please join the NACBS
Facebook group at


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Subject: NACBS 2009: Extension of Submissions Deadline

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Dear H-Albion List Members,

Many thanks to everyone who has submitted panel and paper proposals for the
2009 NACBS Meeting in Louisville.  I'm delighted to see a range of high
quality submissions across themes and chronologies from scholars at all
levels in their careers.  I know that a number of you are working diligently
to complete panel proposals; others have recently begun their semesters.  To
facilitate submission at this busy time, I'd like to extend the due date for
panel and paper proposals to FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, while still encouraging
you to get your proposals in as soon as possible.  Full panels are
encouraged, but individual papers will be considered, too.

Thanks, too, for your patience with the new online system.  The system is
working, but it does not give you a receipt confirmation.  If you wish to
allay concerns about receipt or to make corrections, please write to me
after submission, and I will reply as soon as I can.

For those who are still looking to complete panels, I understand that
H-Albion and the new NACBS facebook page have worked wonders for many.
Please also send any remaining questions about panel formation my way.

Sincerely yours,
Lara Kriegel
[email protected]
NACBS Program Chair, 2009-2011
Associate Professor of History
Florida International University
Miami, FL 33199

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NACBS Membership Renewal

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Now that the holiday season has passed and we've started a new year--one I
like to think of as a year of miracles, beginning with the rescue of
the passengers from the plane that landed in the Hudson--I'd like to remind
you that it is time to renew your membership in the NACBS for 2009. The
miracle I'd like to see is a 100% renewal in the first quarter of the year.

Your officers and executive committee are doing everything they can to make
your membership ever more valuable to you. In addition to receiving the
Journal of British Studies, we have made it easier for you to have access to
the Institute of Historical Research in London if your institution doesn't
belong and are pursuing arrangements with presses to give you discounts all
year round. And in addition there is all the support we give to graduate
students and prizes for the superb work you produce year after year.

Have a wonderful 2009. I look forward to seeing you in Louisville in

Barbara Harris, President, NACBS

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NACBS/Oxford University Press Partnership

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Oxford University Press and the North American Conference on British studies are pleased to announce the launching of our partnership web-store, which can be found by accessing the “Membership” section of the NACBS website.

In this partnership, Oxford will offer the members of the NACBS a year-round discount on our current and older titles centering on British and European Studies which will be update regularly. Through a link that that can be found on the NACBS website, members will be directed to the NACBS / Oxford partnership web store where they will be able to browse and purchase Oxford titles with no confusion at check-out.

Please enjoy the vast array of titles available to you just for being a NACBS member!

For any questions or concerns regarding the site, please feel free to contact Natanya Mitchell at [email protected].

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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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The British and Irish Studies Intelligencer

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The British and Irish Studies Intelligencer will revive the North American Conference on British Studies' (NACBS) Intelligencer, the newsletter of NACBS. In 1998, The Intelligencer went online and ceased publication in 2002. The Intelligencer was a unique publication, providing a regular summary of news relevant to the American British Studies community, including a list of prize recipients, obituaries, council meeting minutes, papers read at regional conferences, and similar information. The seventh series is still online at

The British and Irish Studies Intelligencer (BISI) is a newsletter for the web 2.0 world. Organized like a blog, the BISI is ideal for sharing events and editorials. It will function as a supplement to H-Albion, and, in fact, its editorial board includes the editors of H-Albion.

The BISI is an international endeavor, and while originating as an NACBS publication, its editorial board will integrate the directors of leading British and Irish Studies organizations, institutes, and research libraries. The purpose of the BISI is encourage more international interaction and participation among British and Irish Studies groups.

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