2022 Britain and the World Conference
BATW 2022 Conference in Plymouth, UK
This serves as the Call for Papers for the 2022 Britain and the World Conference, Plymouth, UK. BATW2022
After 2019 in Kansas City, US, and 2021 online, Britain and the World returns to the UK: Wednesday 15 to Friday 17 June 2022 at the University of Plymouth.
This is, in effect, the 2020 conference, postponed for obvious reasons by two years. It will be in-person, with some provision for virtual participation. Please state your preference with your proposal.
We're delighted to be able to announce our two plenary speakers: Claire Jowitt (UEA) and Stuart Ward (University of Copenhagen). The conference will also feature John M. MacKenzie as we launch his festschrift, The MacKenzie Moment and Imperial History, and 12 other books published in our series with Palgrave Macmillan since we last met.
As ever, the conference is concerned with interactions between Britain and the wider world from the sixteenth century to the present and will highlight the importance of transnational perspectives. As a conference and society concerned with British Studies, we welcome papers on all topics and periods. Given that 2020 marked the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage, and much commemoration continues, we're especially keen to see papers that engage with transatlantic relations; the movement of peoples, ideas, and goods; maritime history; port cities, and urban spaces.