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The North American Conference on British Studies meets annually, normally in a joint meeting with one of the regional conferences, and occurs over a weekend, beginning on a Friday. The 2010 NACBS meeting will be held in conjunction with its Mid-Atlantic affiliate, the MACBS.

The national and regional meetings offer a wide range of sessions as well as opportunity for exchange of views among scholars from around the world. In recent years, the joint national meetings meetings have taken place in Denver (2011), Baltimore (2010), Louisville (2009), Cincinnati (2008), San Francisco (2007), Boston (2006), Denver (2005), Philadelphia (2004), Portland (2003), Baltimore (2002), Toronto (2001), Pasadena (2000), Cambridge (1999), Colorado Springs (1998), Pacific Grove, CA (1997), Chicago (1996), Washington, D.C. (1995), Vancouver (1994), Montreal (1993), and Boulder (1992).

The NACBS also participates at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in January and at the annual Anglo-American Conference of Historians in London in July. From time to time, the NACBS cooperates with other organizations in the sponsorship of major scholarly symposiums, in association with the Royal Historical Society, the British Association for American Studies, and others.

Other events and information are regularly updated on H-Albion, the H-Net discussion list in British and Irish history.

NACBS Conference
18-20 November 2011


Step 1: Update NACBS Membership
(secure server through University of Chicago Press)

Step 2: Register for NACBS 2011 Conference

Online conference registration is through RegOnline. Note that the Regonline system keeps track of your contact information from year-to-year. You can update all information, except your email address, which is the primary identifier for the system. So, if your email has changed since last year, you should contact the NACBS webmaster, Jason M. Kelly, to update your email address.

The Regonline system will ask for your NACBS membership number. This is the same as your University of Chicago Press/Journal of British Studies login ID. If you have lost your membership number and/or password, you can retrieve it online. Or, you can contact the University of Chicago Press Customer Service Department toll-free in U.S. and Canada at (877) 705-1878 or by email at [email protected].

Early Registration:
NACBS Members: $165 regular, $100 grad student
Non-NACBS Members: $185 regular, $120 grad student

Friday Lunch: $30
Saturday Lunch $30

Late Registration (after 1 October)
NACBS Members: $195 regular, $125 grad student
Non-NACBS Members: $200 regular, $145 grad student

Step 3: Reserve Hotel Room


The 2011 annual meeting of the NACBS will be held at the Sheraton Downtown Denver. 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202

The Sheraton Downtown Denver is located in the heart of Denver's 16th Street Mall, within easy walking distance of excellent restaurants, shopping, and museums. Amenities include a complimentary 24-hour fitness center, a heated outdoor pool, an Irish pub and Peet's coffee on site. NACBS has negotiated free high-speed internet in all hotel rooms.

Conference Rate
A block of rooms has been reserved for NACBS conference attendees for the nights of Thursday through Saturday, November 17-20, 2011. A few rooms are available on Wednesday, November 16 as well.

The NACBS conference room rate is $129 per night for single/double occupancy, $149 for triple, $159 for quad occupancy. There are a small number of student rooms available at the rate of $99 for single/double occupancy. Students will need to provide proof of student status at check in. Room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes.

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 hotel room rate is only guaranteed until NOVEMBER 4, 2011. To reserve a room, please follow the links to
Standard block:
Student Block:


Denver is served by the Denver International Airport (DIA), which is approximately 40 minutes to the east of downtown Denver. DIA is a hub for Frontier, United, and Southwest Airlines, but all major airlines have a number of daily flights. From the UK, British Airways/American Airlines serves Denver with a daily direct flight from Heathrow. For more information:

Driving Directions from Denver International Airport to the Sheraton Downtown Denver:

  • Exit the Airport onto Pena Blvd.
  • Follow Pena Blvd to Interstate 70 (a left entrance onto the highway).
  • Take Interstate 70 to Interstate 25 South.
  • Take the exit for Colfax Avenue.
  • Turn left on Colfax Avenue and travel 1.3 miles.
  • Turn left at Court Place, travel two blocks to the hotel.

Travel from DIA

Public Transportation: SkyRide
Denver's bus system, the Regional Transportation District (RTD), runs the SkyRide bus service between the DIA and downtown's Market Street Station (route AF). During peak hours, this service is available every half hour and departs on Level 5, Island 5 from the ground transportation area. Bus drivers take exact fare only, so please check the RTD website for the latest fare information:
Once you have reached Market Street Station, there are free shuttles that run constantly up and down the 16th Street Mall; they will drop you right in front of the hotel:

Super Shuttle
Supershuttle is providing NACBS attendees with a special round-trip rate. One way: $19, round trip $32. The discount code is L836T. For more information and to make reservations, please go to the NACBS-specific site: Shuttles run about every 15 minutes, from 8am through 5:30pm, and less frequently at other times.

Taxis between the airport and downtown Denver cost at least $55. For more information:

Rental Car
DIA is served by most major car rental companies. Rental car counters are in the main terminal at the airport. Free shuttles provide transportation to rental car pick up. For more information:


The Denver Visitors' Bureau,, is the best location to find maps and directions, and get updates on events, sites, and deals. It also has a decent restaurant section.

Cultural sites include the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Public Library, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and Museo de las Americas.

Sites of historical interest include the Colorado State Capitol, the US Mint, LoDo architecture, Molly Brown House and Museum, Buffalo Bill's Museum and Grave, Byers-Evans House Museum, and the Brown Palace Hotel.

Family-friendly sites include the Denver Aquarium, the Denver Children's Museum, the Museum of Nature and Science, the Denver Zoo, the Denver Firefighters' Museum, and the Butterfly Pavilion.

For shopping, strolling, and eating: LoDo and Larimer Square, Cherry Creek North, Highlands around 32nd and Lowell, Uptown along 17th (Logan to Josephine), Platte Street by Confluence Park (which includes the House of Commons tea house), Old South Pearl Street.

Art Districts: ArtDistrict on Santa Fe, Golden Triangle Museum District, River North Art District (RiNo), LoDo.

Restaurants: Start with Visit the NACBS Restaurant Guide for more information.

For any questions regarding local arrangements, please contact Marjorie Levine-Clark, University of Colorado Denver, 303.556.2896, [email protected].




In addition to the national meeting, each of the regions holds their own annual conference. The following calls for papers or programs for regional meetings are available:

Middle Atlantic (MACBS)
MACBS, Penn State, Abington (in suburban Philadelphia), April 21-22, 2012

Midwest (MWCBS)
MWCBS, Terra Haute, IN, 4-6 November 2011
MWCBS, Toronto, Canada, 2012

North East (NECBS)
NECBS, Worcester, MA, 28-29 October 2011

Pacific Coast (PCCBS)
PCCBS, Seattle, WA, 11-13 March 2011

Southern (SCBS)
SCBS, Baltimore, MD, 27-30 October 2011

Western (WCBS)
WCBS, Denver, CO, 18-20 November 2011 (with NACBS)
WCBS, Las Vegas, NV, Sept 20-23, 2012

After a very successful joint meeting at Portland with the NACBS in 2003, Northwest Conference on British Studies (NWCBS) voted to disband this regional, with NWCBS members to be affiliated with either the Pacific Coast CBS or the Western CBS. But NWCBS continues to exist, virtually, with an unmoderated NWCBS listserv (to which all in the region are invited to subscribe).


NACBS/WCBS 18-20 November 2011, Denver, CO
NACBS/NECBS 9-11 November 2012, Montreal, Canada
NACBS/PCCBS 2013 8-10 November 2013 Portland, OR


The 2011 NACBS Submissions Site is now operational at Please select this link for detailed submissions instructions and for access to the submissions site itself. We look forward to considering your submissions for single papers, three-person panels, and four-person roundtables. 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].