About Us

The Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies (MACBS) is a regional affiliate of the North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS), the main organization for British Studies in Canada and the United States.

The 2019 MACBS conference was held at the College of William & Mary on the weekend of  April 6-7.  Brooke Newman delivered the plenary address on “Slavery, Racial Inheritance, and the Law in Britain’s Atlantic Empire,” and Urvashi Chakravarty, Jody Allen, and Jonathan Connolly took part in a plenary roundtable on the “Legacies of Slavery, Indenture, and Labor Migration in Britain and the British Empire.” Click here for the archive of past conferences. 

Our spring 2020 conference will be held at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA on the weekend of April 18-19. We will be posting the CFP on our website by November.