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WCBS 2018: September 28-29, San Antonio, TX

Please join us this September in San Antonio, Texas for the 2018 meeting of the Western Conference on British Studies. San Antonio is a wonderfully easy meeting place, with historic sites and the fabulous River Walk for dining and entertainment. … Continue reading

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Thomas (Tom) C. Kennedy (1937-2017)

Tom Kennedy (University of Arkansas), historian, sports fan, singer, poet, husband, father and grandfather, and a long time member of the Western Conference on British Studies and great friend to many in the organization (and father to one), passed away … Continue reading

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Bob McJimsey Prize Winner 2015

The WCBS is pleased to announce that the 2015 Bob McJimsey Graduate Student Prize was awarded to Ryan Butler (Baylor University) for his paper “Reformation Women and ‘She-Bishop’ Hannah More: Care for the Poor in Comparative Perspective,” presented at our … Continue reading

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WCBS Calgary Review

Over 70 scholars came together on a  sunny weekend in Calgary Alberta to participate in the 41st annual meeting of the WCBS.  Panelists came from across the Western CBS ‘region’ and we were also joined by presenters from Arkansas, California, … Continue reading

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Recent Publications by WCBS Members

Ward, Joseph P., ed (Utah State). European empires in the American South: colonial and environmental encounters. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2017. Winter, David R. (Brandon Univ.) “Becket and the Wolves: Imagining the Lupine Welsh in a Thirteenth-Century Latin Preaching Exemplum  from Llanthony … Continue reading

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WCBS 2013: Kansas City Report

Thank you to all of our participants at the 2013 WCBS meeting in Kansas City, Missouri.  Attendees were able to attend seventeen panels, ranging in topics from political, cultural and social history, to gender and literature, to Irish Home Rule … Continue reading

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Recent Publications

Congratulations to Michelle Tusan (UNLV) on the publication of her book: Smyrna’s Ashes: Humanitarianism, Genocide, and the Birth of the Middle East (University of California Press, 2012)  Today the West tends to understand the Middle East primarily in terms of … Continue reading

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Recent Publications by WCBS Members

Marjorie Levine-Clark’s Presidential Address to the WCBS, “The Politics of Preference: Masculinity, Marital Status and Unemployment Relief in Post-First World War Britain” was published in Cultural and Social History: the journal of the Social History Society 7:2 (2010): 233-252. Louis … Continue reading

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Report: WCBS 2010 Austin, TX

The meeting in Austin, Texas in September drew a healthy crowd of scholars from the UK, the USA and Canada, with 20 panels, two plenary sessions and 80+ participants.  As is our customary practice, one of our plenary speakers was … Continue reading

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Fr. Gordon McBride (1941-2010)

Richard Cosgrove forwarded the following announcement: Longtime members of the Western Conference on British Studies will learn with regret of the death on July 10, 2010, of Gordon McBride, an early member of WCBS. McBride earned a doctorate in British … Continue reading

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