Britain and the World Annual Conference 2024 – CALL FOR PAPERS

Date / time: 19 January, All day

Britain and the World Annual Conference 2024 - CALL FOR PAPERS



Britain and the World Annual Conference – 20 to 22 June 2024 | Call for Papers, deadline – 19 January 2024

This serves as the Call for Papers for the 2024 Britain and the World Conference, Thursday 20 to Saturday 22 June 2024 at the University of Winchester, UK.

As ever, the conference is concerned with interactions between Britain and the wider world, past and present and will highlight the importance of transnational perspectives. As a conference and society concerned with British Studies, we welcome papers from relevant disciplines on all topics and periods.

We accept individual twenty-minute talks as well as complete panel submissions and roundtables. Abstracts should be 250-300 words. Panels are expected to consist of three or four papers and should be submitted by one person who’s willing to serve as the point of contact. Complete panels should also include a chair. In addition to abstracts for each individual paper, panel and roundtable submissions should also include a 100–150-word introduction describing the main theme, and a set of keywords. The conference does not discriminate between panels and individual paper submissions, nor between graduate students and established academics.

The conference will be in-person, with some provision for virtual participation. Please state your preference with your proposal.

The conference will be held on the campus of the University of Winchester. This year’s conference will offer a registration and accommodation package that takes advantage of the unique size and geography of the city, and of its new, world-class, conference facilities. Winchester is well connected being an hour from Heathrow airport by car or train, and an hour direct from London Waterloo.

Given our location – a storied medieval cathedral city that was once capital of England, and an international city throughout its history – we have expanded our purview, to include scholars who examine Britain and the World from the medieval to the modern, and will host both a pre-modern and a modern plenary speaker. As usual we’ll be awarding a prize for the best conference paper, which will include conditional acceptance for publication in the peer-reviewed Britain and World journal (Edinburgh University Press). All conference participants are eligible.

The publisher of our book series, Palgrave Macmillan’s history commissioning editor will be at the conference. The editor of our journal Britain and the World will also be present, and both book series and journal editors would be very happy to discuss proposals and submissions to each.

All submissions for inclusion in the conference should be received by Friday, 19 January 2024 with decisions announced by Friday, 2 February 2024.

Updates regarding the conference will periodically be posted on the BATW website. It is hoped that participants will be able to call upon their departments for hotel and transportation expenses as the Society – which is non-profit – is not able to offer financial support.

On Twitter our @BATW_tweets hashtag for this conference is #BATW2024. Registration for the Conference will open in Spring 2024.

Conference registration rates will be forthcoming, along with lodging and other details.If you have any questions about the conference, please feel free to email:

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