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New Deadline for WCBS/NACBS 2017

Message from the NACBS Program Committee and Executive North American Conference on British Studies [NACBS] Denver, Nov. 3-5, 2017 CFP Deadline Extended: April 3 The NACBS Program Committee and the Executive are happy to announce our two plenary speakers for … 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 2016 Registration Open

Please click the ‘Meetings’ tab above to find and download the WCBS 2016 Registration Form and other conference details.

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WCBS 2016, Tempe AZ, 6-8 October

Western Conference of British Studies Annual Conference 2015 Tempe, Arizona, 6-8 October 2016 This year’s conference theme: “Citizens and Subjects” -> NOTE: Deadline for proposals extended to 30 June 2016 The Western Conference on British Studies announces the forty-third annual … 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

Brundage, Anthony and Richard A. Cosgrove, British Historians and National Identity: From Hume to Churchill. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2014. Smith, Greg T. “Long-Term Trends in Female and Male Involvement in Crime.” In The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and … 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

Congratulations to WCBS President Jamie L. Bronstein and Andrew T. Harris on the publication of their new textbook, Empire, State and Society: Britain Since 1830 (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012)

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