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 to aspects of Empire, to single out but a few topics. Chronological breadth extended from the early modern to the twentieth century.
Many panels took on the conference theme “Borders, Boundaries and Frontiers” including the keynote speaker, Professor Peter Stansky (Stanford) who delivered a fascinating and stimulating talk on British writers and travel literature in the 1930s.
The conference will reconvene for its 41st annual meeting in 2014 in Calgary, Alberta. As 2014 will mark the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War, the program committee is encouraging papers that will speak to the theme: “Crisis, Conflict, Conciliation”. As usual, we welcome any papers that take up the theme in both obvious and unique ways, including class or gender conflict, economic crisis, artistic disputes, reluctant conciliation, imagined crises, and so on.
Please encourage any graduate student presenters to submit their papers to the Bob McJimsey Prize committee. Click on the awards tab.