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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 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 Montreal (2012), 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.

NOVEMBER 9-11, 2012

The NACBS and its Northeastern affiliate, the Northeast Conference on British Studies, seek participation by scholars in all areas of British Studies for the 2012 meeting. We will meet in Montreal, Quebec, from November 9-11.


Step 1: Update NACBS Membership

(secure server through University of Chicago Press)

Update your NACBS Membership here.

If you have lost your membership number and/or password, you can retrieve it online. You can also contact the University of Chicago Press Customer Service Department at

  • Telephone: (773) 753-3347 or toll-free in U.S. and Canada (877) 705-1878
  • E-mail: [email protected]

Step 2: Register for NACBS 2012 Conference

Online conference registration is through RegOnline. You do not have to be a member of NACBS to register for the conference.  however, 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 University of Chicago Press/Journal of British Studies login ID. If you have lost your membership, you can contact the University of Chicago Press Customer Service department toll free in the U.S. and Canada at (877) 705-1878 or by email at [email protected].

Please note that all prices are in Canadian dollars (CAD).

Early Registration (no change from last year):

  • NACBS Members: $165 regular, $100 grad student
  • Non-NACBS Members: $185 regular, $145 grad student

Late Registration (after 1 October):

  • NACBS Members: $195 regular, $130 grad student
  • Non-NACBS: $215 regular, $175 grad student

Friday Lunch: $38
Saturday Lunch: $38

Register here:

Step 3: Reserve Hotel Room

Hotel Information

The 2012 meeting of the NACBS will be held at the Montréal Marriott Château Champlain. Information about the hotel and its facilities can be found at

Conference Rate

A block of rooms has been reserved for NACBS conference attendees for the nights of Thursday through Saturday, 8-10 November. A few rooms are also available on Wednesday, 7 November.

The NACBS conference rate is $159.00 per night (Standard and Double), plus federal and provincial taxes. A small number of student rooms are available at $129 plus taxes. Students will need to provide proof of student status at check in.

To negotiate these room rates the NACBS needs to fill a specified number of rooms, so we urge you to stay at the conference hotel.


The conference room rate is only guaranteed until OCTOBER 18, 2012. To reserve a room, please follow this link:

Montreal Marriott Chateau Champlain

Or call 514-878-9000 (local) or 1-800-200-5909 (international). The code for the block of rooms is NACNACA.



Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is located on the island of Montreal, and is approximately a 20-30 minute drive to the downtown core, depending on traffic. The airport is serviced by most major airlines and is connected to the city centre via public transit. The airport also offers free wifi. More information about the airport can be found at

Taxis from Trudeau Airport to the hotel are available at a flat-rate cost of $38.00, but a public transit option is available. The 747 airport express bus departs from the main level of the Trudeau Airport roughly every 15 minutes during peak hours. A day pass will give you access to this bus as well as the entire Montreal transit system and can be purchased from the Opus Card machine located across from the doors where the 747 boards, or at the bureau de change located in arrivals, and costs only $8.00. Stop number 4 along the 747 route will let you out very close to the hotel. For information about the 747 or the Montreal transit system in general, visit


Montreal is located in Quebec, which is a French-speaking province. However, the Marriott is located in the downtown core of Montreal, which is a completely bilingual zone, and those of you without French-language skills will not encounter difficulty communicating. Montreal is a rich cultural centre, well known for its historic Old Town and its festivals, nightlife, shopping, and food. The Quebec tourist site contains useful information for Montreal that can be found at

For any questions regarding local arrangements, please contact Brian Lewis, McGill University ([email protected]; 514-398-4400, ext. 00684).

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

Susan D. Amussen
NACBS Program Chair
Professor of History
University of California, Merced
[email protected]

Conference Program 2012


(Large File, 8MB)


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, New York City, March 23-24, 2013

Midwest (MWCBS)
Chicago, IL, October 11-13, 2013 
Minneapolis, MN, date to be announced

North East (NECBS)
University of Connecticut, Storrs, October 4-5. 2013

Pacific Coast (PCCBS)
Berkeley, CA, March 8-10, 2013

Southern (SCBS) 
St. Louis, MO, October 31-Novermber 3, 2013
Atlanta, GA, November 13-16, 2014
Little Rock, Arkansas, November 11-14, 2015
St. Pete Beach, FL, November 2-5, 2016 

Western (WCBS)
Kansas City, MO, October 3-5, 2013

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 20-23 September, 2012, Denver, CO
NACBS/NECBS 9-11 November 2012, Montreal, Canada
NACBS/PCCBS 2013 8-10 November 2013 Portland, OR