March 2019

Call for Papers–2019 Meeting

Southern Conference on British Studies

2019 Meeting

November 8-9, 2019, Louisville, Kentucky

Call for Papers

Deadline for submission: May 15, 2019

The Southern Conference on British Studies solicits proposals for its 2019 meeting Louisville, Kentucky, November 8-9. 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 Remembrance and the Future. We invite papers that address commemoration, memory, history, and attempts to plan for the future. We also invite submissions from a wide variety of perspectives, exploring religious, economic, intellectual, imperial, political, social, and aesthetic themes.

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, 2019.

Graduate students who present papers at SCBS meetings are eligible to apply for a $1200 research travel award in the two years following their presentation. See the SCBS website for more information: