PCCBS Annual Conference, UC Riverside, March 24-26, 2023

We are excited to share details about our upcoming meeting in Riverside at the end of March, our first in-person conference since 2019.  We hope to see many of our members there. Please fill out the registration form below by March 1, 2023.  Our conference is hosted by UCR at their Culver Center of the Arts in downtown Riverside.

PROGRAM AND PANEL INFORMATION: Presenters, please make note of your program chair and be sure to send a copy of your paper and brief bio or resume by March 10 to give them a chance to prepare brief comments.  If you are on a three-person panel, papers should be no more than 25 minutes in length with up to 5-minute comments from chairs.  If you are on a four-person panel, then please keep your papers to 20 minutes and comments should be around 3 minutes.

AV Needs: All rooms will have projectors and screens, but please arrange with your panel to have at least one laptop per session and HDMI converters.  We will circulate email information to each panel chair/commenter to help facilitate these arrangements.

BRITISH EMPIRE STUDIES IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES GRADUATE STUDENTS AND EMERGING SCHOLARS WORKSHOP INFORMATION.  This session (5C) is a seminar/workshop format in which participants will pre-circulate an article/chapter length piece of work-in-progress to receive detailed feedback from the commenters and audience.  There is still space for others on the program to participate, so please contact Erika Rappaport if you wish to do so.  To attend this session as an audience member, please register for it on our registration form to receive the papers ahead of time.  Further information will be sent to participants separately.  All work should be sent to Erika Rappaport by March 6th.  Don’t worry this work does not have to be polished and complete.

HOTEL INFORMATION:  We have booked a block of rooms at the historic Mission Inn for $199.00 a night.  Taxes and Parking are not included.

Please call the Hotel’s Room Reservations Department at 800-843-7755 or 951-784-0300, extension 850. Attendees must reference the Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies when making their reservation(s).

Please make your reservation by Wednesday, February 22, 2023, to secure this rate.

TRAVEL INFORMATION: Further travel information will be posted on the website, but please note that Riverside is accessible to several airports:  Ontario is 20 minutes away, Palm Springs and John Wayne (Orange County) are 1 hour away; LAX, Long Beach, San Diego, and Burbank are about 90 minutes.  If you are driving, please see city parking page: https://www.parkriversideca.com/off-street-parking/. This is the map of garages: https://live-parkriversideca.pantheonsite.io/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Downtown-Parking-Map-Rev.10012018.pdf.  Nearly all of the downtown lots and garages are very near the Culver Arts Center.

Please see directions to the Mission Inn for driving directions.  UCR also has an excellent visitors page, which describes nearby sightseeing, including a self-guided walking tour of historic downtown Riverside.

COVID POLICY:  This may change given current circumstances, but for the moment we strongly encourage all attendees to be sure they are fully vaccinated, take a Covid test within 48 hours of attending the conference, and wear a mask in all inside-close settings.

Land acknowledgement: We would like to respectfully acknowledge and recognize our responsibility to the original and current caretakers of this land, water, and air: the Cahuilla [ka-weeahh], Tongva [tong-va], Luiseño [loo-say-ngo], and Serrano [se-ran-oh] peoples and all of their ancestors and descendants, past, present, and future. Our meeting place is home to many Indigenous peoples from all over the world, including UCR faculty, students, and staff, and we are grateful to have the opportunity to live and work on these homelands.


To Register, please fill out the Registration Form by March 1

Click Here to Fill out the Registration Form: https://forms.gle/8dP3x9aNtTwrAKi17

REGISTRATION (includes all costs except Saturday lunch):

Full Time Faculty: $170
Graduate Students and Contingent Scholar: $40*

Saturday Luncheon:

Full Time Faculty: $35
Graduate Students and Contingent Scholar: $25

*Graduate students travelling more than 100 miles to the conference who wish to be considered for Sidney Stern Memorial Trusts Funds should email Lisa Cody at lisa.cody@claremontmckenna.edu. Funds are distributed after the conference.


If you have not done so already, please be sure to renew your PCCBS membership. Membership dues support the activities of the organization, in particular its annual meeting. Full membership (professional historians and independent scholars) is $30 annually. Graduate student membership is $15 annually. As a reminder, your membership must be current to be eligible for all PCCBS Grants and Prizes.

PCCBS David Lieberman Presidential Doctoral Student Fellowship.  PCCBS has established a doctoral fellowship for ABD students in honor and memory of David Liberman, former President of the PCCBS and a dear friend, colleague, and mentor for several decades. If you would like to donate, please do so by separate payment via one of the methods described below.

Registration, Membership dues and contributions to the David Lieberman Fund may be made in the following manners (please specify is you contribution is to the Lieberman fund), but we prefer E-methods to checks:

  1. Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/pacificcoastcbs
  2. Zelle: Transfer to lisaformancody@gmail.com. The receipt will read “Pacific Coast Conference”
  3. Mail your check to PCCBS at:

224 Oaklawn Avenue
South Pasadena, CA 91030

Please make checks payable to “PCCBS”

The PCCBS is a 501(c)(3) organization, so all donations to the Lieberman fund are tax-deductible. You will receive a charitable donation acknowledgement under separate cover from PCCBS for your donation.

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