PCCBS Annual Meeting: UC Santa Barbara, March 23-25, 2018

The Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies welcomes you to its 45th Annual Meeting, to be held at UC Santa Barbara 23-25 March 2018. 

The website for the conference, providing information on both the speakers and the venue, can be found at: PCCBS Santa Barbara 2018

The conference program also can be found at: PCCBS 2018 Program


Please register by Wednesday, February 16, 2018. All participants must be registered. Registration will also be available at the meeting on Friday and Saturday.

You are urged to reserve Saturday lunch in advance, as seating will be limited. Please check if you would like a vegetarian or vegan option so we can plan accordingly.

You may register online at the following link (please note that there is a $3.95 fee and a 4.95% service fee on credit cards): ONLINE REGISTRATION

Alternately, you may send completed registration/membership form and payment to:
Dr. Patty Seleski
Department of History
California State University, San Marcos
San Marcos, CA 92096


(1) The main hotel for attendees is The Kimpton Goodland, with rooms at $159 per night. When you make your reservation, please be sure to select the dates of the program (3/22 – 3/25) and enter “E4Y” in the Group ID field. Guests who prefer to call-in reservations can request the group rate for “UCSB Pacific Coast Conference” when calling 1-800-KIMPTON.

(2) In addition, 34 rooms are available in the UCSB Faculty Club at $199 per night each (including breakfast, and all other fees, taxes, etc.). Booking arrangements are spelled out in the PDF attached here: UCSB Faculty Club

Transportation between the Goodland and UCSB on will be available on Friday night, Saturday morning, and Sunday morning.

If you need further information, please contact PCCBS President Simon Devereaux (University of Victoria) or PCCBS Secretary David Clemis (Mount Royal University). We look forward to seeing you in Santa Barbara!

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Call for Papers: Western Conference on British Studies, Sept. 28-29, 2018

The next Western Conference on British Studies annual meeting will be held in San Antonio, Texas, on September 28-29, 2018.  

UCLA Professor Carla Gardina Pestana, the Joyce Appleby Endowed Chair of America in the World, will deliver a keynote lecture for the conference.

The WCBS Program Committee, chaired by Joseph Ward and Sue Grayzel, seeks to design a meeting that is both interdisciplinary and wide-ranging in its temporal span. Scholars of Britain, the British Atlantic World, and the British Empire broadly defined are invited to participate. The committee welcomes proposals for both individual papers and full panels, and it encourages graduate student submissions.

Proposals should include a 250-word abstract of each paper and a short curriculum vitae for each participant. Full panel proposals should also include a brief description of the panel’s overall aim and indicate clearly the panel’s organizer and primary contact.

Please submit proposals to joe.ward@usu.edu by the end of the day on Friday, March 2, 2018.

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