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Published: December 5, 2015

The NACBS and its southern affiliate, the Southern Conference on British Studies, invites scholars in all fields of British Studies to gather in Little Rock, Arkansas on November 13-15 for the 2015 meeting (held in conjunction with the meeting of the Southern Historical Association). 

Registration Information

Conference registration is required of all panelists.  If you do not register by September 15, 2015, you will be dropped from the program.  The registration fee, which is a lower fee than in previous years, includes the meetings, book exhibit, continental breakfast each morning, coffee/tea breaks at mid-morning and afternoon, a Friday evening reception (hors-d’oeuvres and cash bar) in the conference hotel and a Saturday evening reception at in the Center for Arkansas Studies, a short walk from the hotel.  NACBS conference participants will also have access to the Southern Historical Association meeting.  Click here for information about the SHA meeting: NACBS members will not need to register for the SHA conference.

[Online conference registration is through Cambridge University Press. You do not have to be a member of NACBS to register for the conference. If you are a member you can register at a lower rate. If you plan to register as an NACBS member, you will need your NACBS membership number. This is the same as your Cambridge University Press/Journal of British Studies login ID. If you have lost your membership information, you can contact Cambridge University Press by phone: 845-353-7500, or e-mail: [email protected].]

Early registration (by September 30)

  • NACBS members: $150
  • NACBS graduate student members: $90
  • Non-NACBS: $170
  • Non-NACBS graduate students: $110

Late registration (after September 30)

  • NACBS members: $180
  • NACBS graduate student members: $115
  • Non-NACBS: $200
  • Non-NACBS graduate students: $ 135

Lunches (deadline for lunch reservations is October 30.)

  • Friday lunch $35
  • Saturday lunch $35

Step 1:
Update NACBS Membership Information

If you would like to receive the member discount on registration, please follow this link to purchase a membership, renew your membership, update your membership information, or login as a member.


Step 2: 
Register for NACBS Conference 



Hotel Registration

The 2015 NACBS meeting will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in downtown Little Rock.  The hotel is fifteen minutes from the Little Rock National Airport. The Doubletree provides a complimentary hotel shuttle, which picks up from the airport on demand, and departs  from the hotel to the airport every thirty minutes.  The Doubletree is within walking distance of many attractions such as the Old Statehouse Museum, the William J. Clinton Presidential Center, the River Market District with restaurants, live music and shopping, and the Arkansas River Trail. The hotel is also quite close to an inexpensive trolley provides easy access to the River Market and beyond to North Little Rock.

A block of rooms has been reserved for NACBS conference attendees the nights of Thursday through Saturday, November 12-14.  (A few rooms are also available on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 10-11.)

The NACBS conference rate is $119 single or double. You must register by October 22, 2015 to get this rate.  The rate applies to only a limited number of rooms.  We urge you to stay at the conference hotel, and to reserved your room as soon as possible.  Room prices includes complimentary Wi-Fi.

Click on this link to reserve your room:

Or call 1- 501-372-4371



The NACBS and its Southern affiliate, the Southern Conference on British Studies, seek participation by scholars in all areas of British Studies for the 2015 meeting.  We will meet in Little Rock, Arkansas, November 13-15, 2015 (in conjunction with the meeting of the Southern Historical Association). We solicit proposals for panels on Britain, the British Empire and the British world. Our interests range from the medieval to the modern. We welcome participation by scholars across the humanities and social sciences.

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 and reflections on landmark scholarship. We are particularly interested in submissions that have a broad chronological focus and/or interdisciplinary breadth. North American scholars, international scholars and Ph.D. students are all encouraged to submit proposals for consideration.  Panels typically include three papers and a comment, and ideally a separate chair; roundtables customarily have four presentations, as well as a chair; proposals which only include papers will be less likely to succeed.  We are not able to accommodate individual paper proposals; those with paper ideas may 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]). 

In addition to the panels, this year we will be sponsoring a poster session.  The posters will be exhibited throughout the conference, and there will be a scheduled time when presenters will be with their posters to allow for further discussion.  

All scholars working in the field of British Studies are encouraged to apply for the 2015 conference.  Panels that include both emerging and established scholars are encouraged; we welcome the participation of junior scholars and Ph.D. candidates beyond the qualifying stage. To foster intellectual interchange, we ask applicants to compose panels that feature participation from multiple institutions. No participant will be permitted to take part in more than one session.

All submissions are electronic, and need to be done in one sitting.   Before you start your submission, you should have the following information:

  1. Names, affiliations and email addresses for all panel participants.  PLEASE NOTE: We create the program from the submission, so please put the formal name of your university, not the local shorthand; names should be as they should appear on the program.  
  2. A brief summary CV for all participants, indicating ONLY current academic rank and affiliation, doctoral institution and year granted (or anticipated), select publications (or works in progress), and select recent presentations.  (750 word maximum)
  3. Title and Abstract for each paper or presentation.   Roundtables do not need titles, but if you have them, that is fine.  If there is no title, there should still be an abstract – i.e. “X will speak about this subject through the lens of this period/approach/region etc.
  4. POSTERS: Those proposing posters should enter organizer information and first presenter information only.

All communication will be through the organizer, who will be responsible for ensuring that members of the panel receive the information they need.

The submission website is available here.  Submissions will close as of March 3, 2015. 

If you have questions about the submission process or suggestions for program development, please contact:

Phil Harling
NACBS Program Chair
Professor of History
University of Kentucky
Email: [email protected]