2018 MWCBS Hotel and Registration Information: Lexington, September 14-16, 2018

MWCBS Conference Hotel:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Lexington Green

245 Lexington Green Circle

Lexington, KY 40503

The room rate is $159 per night. You can use this link to make your reservations http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/L/LEXLGES-MWA-20180913/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG or call 859-271-4000. Be sure to mention that you are with the Midwest Conference on British Studies. The room comes with complimentary Wifi and parking.

Travel to Hotel from Blue Grass Airport (LEX):

The Embassy Suites offers a complimentary shuttle to and from Blue Grass Airport (LEX). Additionally, taxi, Uber, and Lyft rides may be arranged to/from the airport with pickups at baggage claim and drop-offs curbside at the terminal. For those who wish to rent a car there are also a large number of rental car options available in the terminal. For a handy guide of these transport options with phone numbers, please see the Blue Grass Airport (LEX) ground transportation page at https://bluegrassairport.com/ground.html.


Please use the following link to register for the conference. Your registration includes the Friday evening reception and plenary talk.


The rates this year are the following:

  • Early Registration (through August 31): $150.00
  • Late Registration (beginning September 1): $170.00
  • Early Registration Graduate Students (through August 31): $120.00
  • Late Registration Graduate Students (beginning September 1): $140.00
  • Saturday Luncheon and Keynote Address: $40. A vegetarian lunch option will be available.

Please note: All panelists must register for the conference by Friday, September 14, 2018. Participants will be able to pick up conference materials beginning on the evening of Thursday, Sept. 13th at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Lexington Green. Sessions begin Friday morning at 9:00 am with the conference materials available again available starting at 8:00 am.

Student Travel Grants: The registration process will also allow you to donate to the MWCBS Jim Sack Student Travel Grant fund, which helps subsidize costs to the annual conference for the youngest members of our organization, who find it increasingly difficult in these times of shrinking university budgets to secure conference funding. The MWCBS relies on member contributions to fund the grants, and the donations we receive will determine the number of awards we are able to give out. Donations are tax deductible since the MWCBS is an official 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

The Travel Grant Application was distributed by the Program Chair via email and the deadline is August 24, 2018.


Friday Reception and Plenary Address: On Friday, September 14th, there will be an early evening reception and plenary address beginning at 5:00 pm. The plenary speaker is Dr. Matthew Giancarlo of the University of Kentucky.

Saturday Luncheon and Keynote Address: On Saturday, September 15th, there will be a luncheon at noon and the Arnstein graduate student award and keynote address beginning at 12:45 pm. The keynote, titled “We Do Not Want Ugly and Trivial Memorials: The Arts and Crafts Movement and World War One Commemoration” will be presented by Dr. Carolyn Malone, Ball State University.


For program related questions, please contact:

John Krenzke, Ph.D.

Program Committee Chairperson, MWCBS

Associate Professor of History

Tidewater Community College


For all other conference related questions, please contact:

Eric G. Tenbus, Ph.D.

President, MWCBS

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Georgia College


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