The British World Conference

The British World Conference – 2nd – 5th July, 2012

Proposals are now invited for ‘The British World Conference’, to be held at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, 2nd to 5th July, 2012,  in conjunction with the Public Memory Research Centre and the Anglican Historical Society of Australia.  The conference seeks to increase scholarly understandings of the religious and cultural adjustments that accompanied British political change and expansion. This conference is an exciting regional and international opportunity for the convergence of scholars in a range of disciplines, from history, religious studies, gender studies, literature, e-pedagogies, education, post-colonialism, anthropology, legal studies, sociology and indigenous studies.  Providing a stimulating forum for the latest research into a range of disciplines with feature addresses made by a number of internationally renowned plenaries. Abstracts are welcome on any aspect of history and or place where the government, religion, people and cultures of the British Isles have been of influence. The time period is open and may extend from the medieval to the modern period.  Papers are invited which investigate the digital dimension of teaching history and religious studies.  Especially welcome are paper proposals from early career researchers and postgraduates.

Send Abstracts (250-300 words) to [email protected] by 12th April 2012. Abstracts should be accompanied by a brief (100 word) CV of the presenter.

For a registration form (including early bird rates)

Digital Futures: A particular dimension of this conference will include the digital future of British studies and will include workshops on the use of Second Life technologies in teaching history and religious studies. Featuring a plenary address by Dr Helen Farley and expert workshops on Second Life resources.

Proceedings: Prospective contributors are invited to submit a written version of their paper for review for inclusion in the conference proceedings, which will be e-published. For guidance on length, format and style, please go to


Written correspondence can be addressed to: Dr Marcus Harmes, Faculty of Arts Open Access College,  University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Q 4350 Australia