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Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies
2015 Annual Meeting

The Johns Hopkins University

March 27-28, 2015

Friday March 27

All events will take place at Charles Commons unless otherwise noted.

 10:00am-12:00pm Registration and Coffee
Registration Area

SESSION ONE: 12:00-1:30pm

Historicizing the English Garden: Space, Nature, and National Identity in Modern Britain
Salon A

The Nation in Print: Text, Image, and Readership in Early Modern Britain
Salon B

Charity and Commerce Interwoven in the British Empire
Salon C

Claiming and Legitimizing British Law and Politics in Colonial Space  
Barber Room

SESSION TWO: 1:45-3:15pm

Civilization and Empire I: Education and “Improving” the Masses in Britain and the Empire, 1830-1930
Salon A

The Personal, the Political, and the Popular: Debating Liberty and Government in the English Revolution
Salon B

Balancing Nationalism and Anti-Imperialism, 1880-1970
Salon C

In and Out of Step: Gender, Discipline, and Behavioral Expectations in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Atlantic Military Life
Barber Room

 
SESSION THREE: 3:30-5:00pm

Civilization and Empire II: Infrastructure and “Personal Progress” in Britain and the Empire, 1830-1930
Salon A

Postwar Visions of Britain: Examining Nation, Race, and Narratives of Decline
Salon B

Performing Masculinity at Home and Abroad: Gender Constructions in British and Imperial Society, c. 1830-1920
Salon C

Religion, Politics, and the Creation of the British Nation
Barber Room

5:00-7:00pm Happy Hour at the Colonnade

Please join us for an informal happy hour at the hotel bar at the Inn at the Colonnade, 4 West University Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21218. All conference participants will receive a “buy one get one free” drink coupon in their registration packets.

Saturday March 28
All events will take place at Charles Commons unless otherwise noted.

7:30-8:00am Registration and Coffee

Registration Area


SESSION FOUR: 8:00-9:30am

Landscapes of Fear? Photography and Film in Twentieth-Century Britain
Salon A

Contours of British Space: Mapping and Claiming Early Modern Britain
Salon B/C

Imperial Anxieties: Defense, Diplomacy, and Security in Britain and the Empire, 1800-1920
East Room/304

Envisioning Modernity in the Nineteenth Century
Barber Room


SESSION FIVE: 9:45-11:15am

Information Publics in the Early Modern Anglo-Atlantic
Salon A

The Great War, Popular Culture, and Memory
Salon B/C

Body and Community: Regulating Medical and Sexual Cultures in Britain, c. 1700-1900
Barber Room

Violence in the Early Empire: Piracy, Imprisonment, Warfare, and the State c. 1600-1700
 East Room/304


SESSION SIX: 11:30am-1:00pm

Charismatic Leaders: Populace, Policy, and Popularity in the Modern Empire
Salon A

Memorial Roundtable Panel Honoring Leonore Davidoff
Salon B/C

Sickness and Slavery: Disease, Abolitionism, and Popular Opinion c. 1700-1900
East Room/304

History and Enlightenment
Barber Room


1:15-2:45pm: Lunch and Plenary

Sharon Achinstein (Johns Hopkins University): “Early Modern Marriage in a Secular Age:  Beyond the Sexual Contract”
Salon B/C

SESSION SEVEN: 3:00-4:30pm

Reconceptualizing Genre: Song, Serialization, and Stories in the Nineteenth Century
Salon A

Fashion, Madness, and Plots: English Political Culture in the Stuart Era
East Room/304

From Drama to DH: Innovative Methods for Teaching British History and Literature
Salon B/C

Nostalgic Nation: Imagining, Memorializing, and Remembering Britain c. 1700-1900
Barber Room

4:45-6:00pm: London, Britain: The Role of the Capital in Studies of British History

This roundtable has been organized in part as a tribute to the work and legacy of Judy Walkowitz, who will be retiring from Johns Hopkins University this year.
Salon B/C

6:00-8:00pm: Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies Reception
Many thanks to Johns Hopkins University’s Singleton Center and History Department for their sponsorship of our reception this year.
Salon B/C

 

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