Call for Papers–2020 Meeting

Southern Conference on British Studies

2020 Meeting

November 20-21, 2020: Memphis, Tennessee

Call for Papers

Deadline for submission: May 15, 2020

The Southern Conference on British Studies solicits proposals for its 2020 meeting Memphis, Tennessee. 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 those related to this year’s theme of Transgressing Boundaries, which includes works that explore interactions across political, social, racial, religious or other divisions, as well as examinations of how such divisions are created or policed.

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. Charles Upchurch 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, 2020.

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:

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