History Department
History Department

Conf.: British Scholar Annual Conference—THREE DAYS

Thu, March 31, 2011 | Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas campus

Conf.: British Scholar Annual Conference—THREE DAYS

The fourth British Scholar Annual Conference will take place at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin (UT) from March 31-April 2.

A.G. Hopkins, a professor of history in the UT Department of History, will be delivering the Keynote Adress titled "The United States, 1783-1861: Britain's Honorary Dominion?" on April 1 and will be followed by the annual British Scholar Dinner Party. Hopkins holds the Walter Prescott Webb Chair of History.

He is the author of seminal works on British Imperial history, economic history, and globalization, including An Economic History of West Africa (1973), British Imperialism, 1688-2000 (2001, formerly published in two volumes in 1993) and Global History: Interactions Between the Universal and the Local, (2006).

Reba Soffer, professor emeritus at California State University, Northridge, will present a stand-alone lecture on the afternoon on April 2, titled "Is Intellectual History a Good Idea?" Amongst her influential works is her newest book History, Historians, and Conservatism in Britain and America: From the Great War to Thatcher and Reagan (2009).

The second annual Wm. Roger Louis Prize, awarded to the best paper delivered at the British Scholar Annual Conference, will also be announced on April 2. The prize is worth $1,000 and the winning paper will be published in the September 2011 issue of Britain and the World: Historical Journal of The British Scholar Society, published by Edinburgh University Press.

British Scholar Conference 2011 website

British Scholar Society website

Sponsored by: British Scholar Society

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