Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies

November 13, 2012

MACBS New Website!!

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The MACBS is pleased to announce that its new website is being hosted by Lehman College. Please go to the following link, and bookmark it for future use.

http://www.lehman.edu/academics/arts-humanities/history/macbs/index.php

June 26, 2012

NACBS Stern Grant for Graduate Students to attend NACBS

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The British and Irish Studies Intelligencer has posted a new item: Stern Grant for Travel to NACBS 2012

STERN GRANT FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS TO ATTEND NACBS CONFERENCE
2012 COMPETITION

The NACBS STERN GRANT is intended to provide financial assistance for graduate students who attend the annual NACBS meeting. Recipients will receive up to $500 in reimbursement for travel, lodging, and registration costs incurred as a result of attendance.

You can read the post in full here: http://nacbs.edublogs.org/2012/06/25/stern-grant-for-travel-to-nacbs-2012/

February 20, 2012

MACBS Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, 21-22 April 2012

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Call for Papers

MID-ATLANTIC CONFERENCE ON BRITISH STUDIES

ANNUAL MEETING

Plenary Speaker: Seth Koven, Rutgers University

Plenary Book Session on Paul Halliday’s Habeas Corpus: From England to Empire

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY AT ABINGTON

Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, 2012

The Abington Campus of The Pennsylvania State University is located in suburban Philadelphia, approximately twelve miles from the city center. It is connected by road and rail links (one half mile from campus) to central Philadelphia.

The MACBS, an affiliate of the NACBS, the main organization for British Studies in Canada and the United States, seeks participation by scholars in all areas of British Studies. We solicit proposals for panels on Britain, the British Atlantic World, and the British Empire broadly defined. Our interests range from the ancient to the contemporary and we welcome participation by scholars of history, anthropology, literature, art, politics, economics and related fields. Senior faculty, junior faculty, and graduate students are all encouraged to participate.

We will accept complete panel proposals (comment, chair, and three papers) as well as individual paper proposals if they can be integrated into a viable panel. We encourage independent submitters to advertise for additional panelists on H-Net (e.g. H-Albion) or to email the program committee for other suggestions. No participant will be permitted to take part in more than one session, and no more than one proposal will be considered from each applicant.

Proposals should include a brief (no more than 250 words) abstract of the paper and a curriculum vita. Full panel proposals should also include a concise description of the panel’s overall aim and indicate which panel member will serve as the organizer and primary contact.

All submissions must be received by February 24, 2012.

 Please submit proposals via email to:

Kathrin Levitan, College of William and Mary

[email protected]

Dan Beaver, Pennsylvania State University

[email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 9, 2011

MACBS 2011 Registration Open

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The 2011 Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies will be held March 26-27 at Penn State Abington.  Online registration and further information about the conference can be found here:

http://www.abington.psu.edu/macbs

February 3, 2011

2011 MACBS Annual Conference Call for Papers

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Call for Papers

MID-ATLANTIC CONFERENCE ON BRITISH STUDIES

ANNUAL MEETING

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY AT ABINGTON

Saturday and Sunday, March 26-27, 2011

The Abington Campus of The Pennsylvania State University is located in suburban Philadelphia, approximately twelve miles from the city center. It is connected by road and rail links (one half mile from campus) to central Philadelphia.

The MACBS, an affiliate of the NACBS, the main organization for British Studies in Canada and the United States, seeks participation by scholars in all areas of British Studies. We solicit proposals for papers and panels on Britain, the British Atlantic World, and the British Empire broadly defined. Our interests range from the ancient to the contemporary and we welcome participation by scholars of history, anthropology, literature, art, politics, economics and related fields. Senior faculty, junior faculty, and graduate students are all encouraged to participate.

Proposals for individual papers and full panels are welcome.  Paper proposals should include a brief (no more than 250 words) abstract of the paper and a curriculum vita. Full panel proposals should also include a concise description of the panel’s overall aim and indicate which panel member will serve as the organizer and primary contact.

The deadline for proposals has been extended to February 18, 2011.

Send proposals via email to:

Travis Glasson

Department of History

Temple University

[email protected]

AND

Kathrin Levitan

Department of History

College of William and Mary

[email protected]

July 1, 2010

NACBS/MACBS 2010 HOTEL AND TRAVEL INFORMATION

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HOTEL INFORMATION
The annual meeting of the NACBS will be held at Baltimore’s Tremonts: Historic Venue and All Suite Hotel http://www.tremontsuitehotels.com/
The conference will be held in the Tremont Grand, a historic structure originally built in 1866 as the Grand Lodge of the Maryland Masonic Lodge.
The hotel rooms are located in the Tremont Plaza. This is a separate building, connected to the Tremont Grand by a corridor. When arriving by car or taxi, use the Tremont Plaza entrance on St. Paul St. to check in.

TREMONT PLAZA HOTEL
222 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
P 410-727-2222, F 410-685-4215

Amenities
All hotel rooms are suites which feature a sitting area, a kitchenette, and free high-speed internet. Hotel amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, a deli/store, Tug’s Bar and Grille restaurant, and a cafe.

The Tremont Grand is located across the street from a grocery store and the Tremonts are located in the Mt. Vernon/Charles St. corridor, home to many of Baltimore’s best restaurants. The Baltimore Harbor is just a 10-minute walk away.

Conference Rate
A book of rooms has been reserved for the nights of Thurs-Sat. 11/11-11/13/2010. A few rooms are available on Wed. 11/10 as well.

Hotel rooms are available at the NACBS conference rate of $129 per night for single/double occupancy. The rate is $149 for triple and $169 for quad occupancy. Room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes, currently 13.5%.

To negotiate this room rate, the NACBS needs to fill a specified amount of rooms, so we urge you to stay at the conference hotel.

Reservations
The conference rate is only guaranteed until OCTOBER 13, 2010.
To make a reservation go to: www.tremonts.com. Click on the “Reservations” button on the left-hand menu. In the box, click on “Group Reservations”. In the new box enter the password: NACBSNOV10, and make your reservation. All reservations must be guaranteed by a major credit card, or first night’s room and tax deposit. You have up to 24 hours prior to the arrival date to cancel your room reservation.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

By Air
Baltimore is served by three major airports: Baltimore/Washington International/Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Maryland, and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Northern Virginia.

Just 15 minutes from downtown Baltimore, BWI is the closest airport [http://www.bwiairport.com]. It is served by 55 carriers, including Southwest, AirTran, American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, US Airways, and United.
Daily nonstop international service to BWI from destinations including London, U.K. (from Heathrow via British Airways), and Toronto, Canada is available.

Airport Transfers from BWI
[http://www.bwiairport.com/en/travel/ground-transportation]

Supershuttle is providing NACBS attendees with a special rate. The cost is $13 one-way from BWI airport to the Tremont hotel, and $24 round trip. Discounts are available from other airports as well. To reserve a shuttle with the conference discount call 1800-BLUE-VAN (1800-258-3826) and mention code QS3DW or click on:
https://www.supershuttle.com/GroupRez/TripDetails.aspx?GC=QS3DW

Other transport options

  • Individual taxi $30-35
  • Public transport (Light Rail) $1.60
    Take light rail from BWI airport to downtown Baltimore/Camden Yards stop. Runs 6am-11pm M-Sa, Sun 11am-7pm. This will require a transfer to a short taxi ride or a 10-minute walk to the hotel.

By Rail
Baltimore is easily accessible by train. Two stations serve the Baltimore area: the BWI Airport Station and Penn Station. Amtrak serves both these stations with trains running 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Penn Station Baltimore is the closest station to the hotel. A 5-10 minute taxi ride from Penn Station to the hotel should cost approx. $12. For tickets and station information, go to: [http://www.amtrak.com] Type in Baltimore-Penn Station, MD (BAL).

By Car
Directions To The Tremont Plaza Hotel

From BWI Airport: Exit onto I-95 and continue to Exit 4 Baltimore. Follow the I-395 Exit heading downtown, and stay in the lane for the Inner Harbor. Bear right and turn onto Conway Street. At the second traffic light, turn left onto Charles Street. At the 7th traffic light, turn right onto Saratoga Street, and travel one block to St. Paul Place. Turn right. The Tremont Plaza is on the corner of Saratoga and St. Paul Place.

From the North or South on I-95: From Washington D.C. (south) or the Fort McHenry Tunnel (north), take the I-395 Exit, heading downtown, and follow directions above.

From the West on I-70: Take I-695 towards Glen Burnie. Follow I-95 north to Baltimore and follow the directions above from I-95.

BALTIMORE INFORMATION

Map
For maps go to: http://baltimore.org/maps

Attractions
For Baltimore tourist information go to: http://baltimore.org

  • Cultural sites include the Walters Gallery, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Peabody Library.
  • Historical sites include the Maryland Historical Society, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History, and Ft. McHenry [gearing up for the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812]
  • Family-friendly sites include the Baltimore Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center, and the Port Discovery Children’s Museum.

Restaurants
A list of restaurants will be posted on the NACBS website in early Fall.

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