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Southern Conference on British Studies

2023 Meeting

November 10-11, 2023: Charlotte, NC

Call for Papers

Deadline for submission: May 15, 2023

The Southern Conference on British Studies solicits proposals for its

2023 meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina. The SCBS will meet in

conjunction with the Southern Historical Association.  This year's

Conference Program is now set.  Please view the Program under the

2023 Annual Meeting tab at the top of this page.  We hope to see you

in Charlotte, NC.


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,.


Our Plenary Address, “Colonialism and Nature: The British and Their Animal Subjects of Africa" will be given by Dr. Saheed Aderinto, Professor of History at Florida International University. Professor Saheed Aderinto, Founding President of the Lagos Studies Association, is the author of Animality and Colonial Subjecthood in Africa: The Human and Nonhuman Creatures of Nigeria (Ohio University Press/New African Histories Series, 2022), Guns and Society in Colonial Nigeria: Firearms, Culture, and Public Order (Indiana University Press, January 2018), and When Sex Threatened the State: Illicit Sexuality, Nationalism, and Politics in Colonial Nigeria, 1900-1958 (University of Illinois Press, 2015), which won the 2016 Nigerian Studies Association's Book Award Prize for the “most important scholarly book/work on Nigeria published in English language.”

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