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The MACBS is the Mid-Atlantic regional affiliate of the North American Conference on British Studies. The 2018 MACBS conference was held at the University of Maryland in College Park on the weekend of April 7-8. Karin Wulf and Mary Fissell delivered a plenary address on "Rethinking Narratives of Family and Kinship in the British Atlantic," and Laura Beers, Christopher Bischof, Sasha Turner, and Stephanie Koscak took part in a plenary roundtable on "Women, Gender, and Public Spheres in the British World.". Click here for an archive of past conferences.
Our 2019 conference will be held on April 6-7 at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. We will be posting a CFP on our website by November.
Graduate Student Reseach Travel Award
The MACBS is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the Graduate Student Research Travel Award:
Brandon Munda, College of William and Mary (Advisor: Nick Popper), for research on his dissertation, "The Spyglass and the Mirror : Competitive Intelligence and Trans - Imperial State Formation during the War of Spanish Succession" ($1000)
Grant Kleiser, Columbiua University (Advisor: Chris Brown), for research on his dissertation, "Emulating Empire: The Connected Commercial Reforms of the Spanish, French, and British Empires in the Post-Seven Years War Moment" ($1000)
The deadline for submission for next year's award is February 1, 2019; available funds for the prize will be $2000. 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.
Graduate Student Paper Prize
In 2011 MACBS inaugurated a new $250 prize for graduate students who read papers at its annual conference. The 2018 winner was Melissa Rhodes (University of Buffalo), for her paper "'It Sprang from the Teats of the Devil’s Breast': Wet Nurses’ Bodies as Vectors of Disease and Defect." Click here for a list of previous winners and to find out how to enter.
- President: Timothy Alborn, Department of History, Lehman College/CUNY: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Vice President/President Elect: Kathrin Levitan, College of William & Mary: email@example.com
- Secretary: Julie Taddeo, Department of History, University of Maryland, College Park
- Treasurer: Brett Bebber, Department of History, Old Dominion University: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Digital Editor: Charles Reed, Department of History, Elizabeth City State Univ.: email@example.com
Program chairs (2019 conference):
Katie Hindmarch-Watson, Department of History, Johns Hopkins University: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Koscak, Department of History, Wake Forest University: email@example.com
Membership dues are $15. Our conference registration fee includes payment of dues. If you did not attend the 2017 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. Your dues contribute to our ability to fund graduate student travel and research.