In November the NACBS announced a new funding program intended to assist scholars in British Studies who have been financially affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The NACBS has established $500 emergency grants that can be used to cover unexpected loss of income related to this crisis.
Eligibility: Un/underemployed British Studies scholars located in North America, including advanced graduate students and recent PhDs, who have demonstrated financial need and who do not currently have full-time/salaried employment. Those who are fully supported by a graduate program, postdoc, or full-time temporary or tenure-track position are not eligible. Applicants must have been a member of the NACBS within the last three years.
• Applicants should submit a cover letter and CV to email@example.com . They need not include a detailed budget, but they should explain their financial need in broad terms and indicate how the funding would help stabilize their circumstances or help them achieve their professional goals. Applicants should also request that their advisor, department chair, or other supervisor send to the same email address a brief letter verifying their current standing, as soon as possible after the application is submitted. Please include your PayPal email address (for payment via PayPal) or your mailing address (for payment via check).
• Awards will be made on a rolling basis, until the allocated funds are expended.
Dear Friends of the MWCBS:
Please join us for our upcoming conference, to be held in Cleveland from 8-10 October. Thanks to Prof. Connie Evans and Baldwin Wallace College for hosting the conference this year. We’ll meet in the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel in Public Square, in the heart of downtown Cleveland with easy access to restaurants, the lakefront, and local attractions (including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for those who want to see the Beatles exhibit!).
As always, we have a full program of papers representing a wide spectrum of scholarly interests and approaches within British history. This year’s program features plenary addresses by Prof. Retha Warnicke of Arizona State University and Prof. Martha Vicinus of the University of Michigan. Continuing the tradition begun at last year’s conference, we will devote several panels to the work of a single scholar; this year’s panels will examine the work of Prof. David Cressy of Ohio State University.
If you have previously attended an MWCBS conference, you know that this is a thought-provoking, convivial gathering of scholars eager to discuss ideas. If you haven’t yet enjoyed that experience, you’ll be welcomed as warmly as if you had been coming for years. In either case, we hope you will join us for this year’s conference. Registration information is available through the MWCBS homepage.
Please consider getting involved in the MWCBS. We especially welcome participation on the program committee; please contact Prof. Rick Incorvati (firstname.lastname@example.org) to express an interest in that committee. If you would like to host the conference in the future, please contact the incoming president, Prof. Jason Kelly (email@example.com).
I look forward to seeing you in Cleveland.
With all good wishes,