The MACBS is the Mid-Atlantic regional affiliate of the North American Conference on British Studies.
Our annual conference will be held on April 5-6, 2014 at Lehman College of the City University of New York, located in the Bronx.The plenary speaker will be Susan Pedersen, Professor of History at Columbia University. Click here for the preliminary program. Click here for more information about the conference.
Our 2013 conference featured a plenary address by Deborah Valenze (Barnard College) and a plenary panel discussion by Keith Wrightson, Laura Knoppers, Joan Richards, and Jonathan Rose. More than eighty people attended, including forty graduate students. Click the Annual Conference link above for more information about the 2013 conference, and click here for an archive of past conferences. The NACBS conference will be taking place in Portland, Oregon, on November 8-10. Click the NACBS link above for more information.
Announcing a new Graduate Student Reseach Travel Award: Two Winners!
The MACBS is pleased to announce the winners for 2014 of the Graduate Student Research Travel Award:
Sophie Muller, History, Graduate Center, City University of New York (Advisor: Timothy Alborn), for research on her dissertation, "Unmanly Masculinities: Spaces and Memories of Victorian and Edwardian Working-Class Boyhood" ($500)
Jordan Smith, History, Georgetown University (Advisor: Alison Games), for research on his dissertation, "The Invention of Rum" ($500)
The deadline for submission for next year's award is December 15, 2014.The dissertation advisor of the student must be a member of the MACBS and award winners will be expected to present a paper at the MACBS conference following their research travel. Click here for more details.
President: Amy Froide, Department of History, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Vice President/President Elect: Andrew August, Department of History, Penn State, Abington
Secretary: Julie Taddeo, Department of History, University of Maryland, College Park
Treasurer: Timothy Alborn, Department of History, Lehman College/CUNY
Program chairs (2014 conference):
Laura Beers, Department of History, American University: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda Herbert, Department of History, Christopher Newport University: email@example.com
Graduate Student Paper Prize
In 2011 MACBS inaugurated a new $250 prize for graduate students who read papers at its annual conference. This year's winner is Craig Gallagher, a Ph.D. Student in History at Boston College, for his paper "Covenants and Commerce: Scottish Networks in the English Atlantic." Click here for a list of previous winners and to find out how to enter.
Membership dues are $15. Starting with the 2013 conference, our conference registration fee includes payment of dues. If you are not planning to attend the 2014 conference but would like to maintain your membership in MACBS, please send a check (made out to the Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies) to Timothy Alborn, Department of History, Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Blvd West, Bronx, NY 10468; or pay online. Your dues contribute to our ability to fund graduate student travel and research.
British Studies at Columbia
British Studies Intelligencer
Institute of Historical Research
Northeast Victorian Studies Association
Royal Historical Society
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