PCCBS Call for Prizes

The Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies announces the following prizes:

PCCBS David Lieberman Presidential Doctoral Student Fellowship

The 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. David was a renowned scholar of eighteenth-century law and society at UC Berkeley School of Law, as well as a specialist in the works and ideas of Jeremy Bentham.

The fellowship is intended to provide one-time financial support to students who have reached the ABD stage in their graduate programs and who demonstrate both merit and need. The funds are designed to help support an outstanding doctoral student with living and/or research expenses in the coming year. It is open to students working in British Studies defined broadly, who are enrolled in doctoral programs in the Pacific Coast region, and who are members of PCCBS at the time of application.

Applications should include a c.v., a two-page description of the doctoral project, and plans for the next year (April 1, 2023-March 31, 2024). The description should focus on the applicant’s scholarly interests, dissertation project, and budget, which may include living as well as travel and/or other research-related expenses.

In addition, two confidential letters of support, including one from the applicant’s primary adviser, should be submitted under separate cover to Lisa Cody, PCCBS Treasurer, by February 1, 2023. The letter should describe the applicant’s academic and intellectual qualities and specific financial needs.

The winner(s) will be announced at the annual meeting of the PCCBS during the spring conference. The recipient does not need to be present for their announcement, but they will be expected to participate at the following year’s panel for PCCBS award winners to discuss their dissertation project. That participation can be by Zoom if necessary.

The complete application is due to the Treasurer of the PCCBs by February 1, 2023, and may be submitted through the society’s email: pccbsnews@gmail.com

PCCBS Book Prize

The prize for the best book published in 2022 by a member of the PCCBS will be awarded at the spring 2023 meeting in Riverside. The Book Prize submission deadline is January 25, 2023. Copies of the book, in hard copy or PDF, should be sent to all three committee members:

James Vernon, Chair (UC Berkeley) jvernon@berkeley.edu
Department of History
3229 Dwinelle Hall
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720

Alister Chapman (Westmont College) chapman@westmont.edu
History Department
Westmont College
955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Lori Anne Ferrell (Claremont Graduate University) lori.ferrell@cgu.edu
1265 N. Indian Hill Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711

PCCBS Annual Article Prize

The prize for the best article published by a member of PCCBS in 2022 will be awarded at the Spring 2023 meeting in Riverside. The Article Prize submission deadline is January 25, 2023. Copies of the article should be sent to all three committee members:

Kathleen Noonan, Chair (Sonoma State University): noonan@sonoma.edu
Peter Hoffenberg (University of Hawai’i, Manoa): peterh@hawaii.edu
Andrea McKenzie (University of Victoria): mckenzie@uvic.ca

PCCBS Graduate Student Prize

The PCCBS invites entries from PhD students for the annual graduate student prize. The student and the advisor, or instructor, must be current members of PCCBS. The submitted entry will have been presented at the PCCBS meeting in March 2023, or, in the case of a graduate student studying at a university within the PCCBS region, at any other conference during 2022, if the paper concerns a topic within the scope of British Studies. The submission should be the paper as delivered with the addition of necessary notes and citations, the total not to exceed 18 pages double-spaced. The Graduate Student Prize submission deadline is April 1, 2023. Electronic copies of papers not already submitted should be sent to all three members of the committee, along with a cover letter from the instructor or advisor:

Priya Satia, Chair (Stanford University): psatia@stanford.edu
Jarrett Henderson (UC Santa Barbara): jhenderson@history.ucsb.edu
Muriel McClendon (UC Los Angeles): mcclendo@history.ucla.edu

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