Southern Conference on British Studies

2022 Meeting

November 11-12, 2022: Baltimore, MD

Call for Papers

Deadline for submission extended to: May 31, 2022

The Southern Conference on British Studies solicits proposals

for its 2022 meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. 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 Communication and

Contact, which includes works that explore engagement

across political, social, racial, religious or spatial divides, as

well as examinations of how such connections are both

created and challenged.

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Katie Hindmarch-Watson, Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University, will deliver the plenary.

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. Jill Bender 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 15, 2022.

Graduate students who present papers at SCBS meetings are eligible to apply for one of two $500 Research Travel Awards given annually by the SCBS. Graduate students are eligible in the two years following their presentation. See the SCBS website for more information:

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