Graduate Student Travel Award Winner Announcement–Cory Wells, UT Arlington

The Southern Conference for British Studies (SCBS) is pleased to announce that the inaugural SCBS Graduate Student Travel Award has been presented to Cory Wells of the University of Texas at Arlington. The $2500 grant will be used to fund research for his dissertation project, “Immigrant Nativists: Irish Protestants anti-Catholicism in the Atlantic World, 1830- 1930.”


Congratulations to Mr. Wells for an outstanding proposal!  For more information about the award and how to apply, please click on the link in the website Banner above.

Call for Papers-2018 Annual Meeting, Birmingham, AL

Southern Conference on British Studies
2018 Meeting
November 9-10, Birmingham, Alabama
Call for Papers
Deadline for submission: April 30, 2018

The Southern Conference on British Studies solicits proposals for its 2018 meeting in Birmingham, Alabama, November 9-10. The SCBS will meet in conjunction with the Southern Historical Association.

The SCBS construes British Studies widely and invites participation by scholars in all areas of British history and culture, including the Empire or Commonwealth and the British Isles. We welcome both individual and panel submissions on any topic in British Studies, but especially on the theme of Tipping Points: We invite papers that address this theme from a wide variety of perspectives, exploring religious, intellectual, imperial, political, social, and other dream worlds, as well as dystopias and other challenges to sacred and secular and visions of perfection.

Individual proposals should be no more than 250 words in length and include a short biographical statement. Panel proposals should be limited to 750 words and include a rationale for the panel as well as a brief description of each paper and participant. Proposals should be sent to Dr. Lisa Clark Diller at:

The SCBS Charles Perry Graduate Student Prize ($250) will be awarded to the best paper presented at the conference by a graduate student. Entries must be received by October 26, 2018.

Graduate students who present papers at meetings are eligible to apply for a $2,500 research travel award within two years of their presentation. See the SCBS website for more information:




Welcome to the SCBS

image003Welcome to the Southern Conference on British Studies (SCBS), a regional branch of the North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS).  The Conference meets annually, customarily in the Fall in conjunction with the Southern Historical Association.  The meeting comprises two days of paper sessions with two or more panels running concurrently.

Future SCBS meeting dates:

November 9-10, 2018: Birmingham, Alabama

November 8-9, 2019: Louisville, Kentucky

November 20-21, 2020: Memphis, Tennessee

November 5-6, 2021: New Orleans, Louisiana

The SCBS construes British Studies very broadly to include the history, literature, arts, and culture of the Home Islands and the Commonwealth.  It welcomes into membership anyone interested in such subjects, whether or not pursued professionally.

Dues for the SCBS are $15 annually for regular membership, $10 for students, and $300 for a lifetime membership.  As a courtesy, the Southern Historical Association extends the option of affiliate membership (non-voting) to members of the SCBS for $7.  For those interested, full membership in the SHA’s European History Section is available for annual dues of $17.  All SCBS dues may be paid through the SCBS Secretary/Treasurer.  Please complete our Membership Form and mail to the address indicated.

For more information regarding the Conference’s activities and programs, please click on the “Annual Meeting 2018” heading in the banner above.