The main work of the conference takes place in panels starting on Thursday afternoon, Friday and Saturday morning. There will also be a keynote lecture on the Friday evening and a round table on Thursday. The Annual General Meeting will be held during the conference.
The BIHG Committee invites you to contribute a paper to the conference. As in previous conferences we are pleased to receive offers to present papers on a wide range of subjects in International History, for any period. These include:
- Inter-State Diplomatic Relations
- Domestic Issues in Foreign Policy
- History of International Relations
- Military History (including strategic issues, POWs etc)
- Intelligence and/or Propaganda
- International Organisations and Institutions
- Inter-Imperial Relations
- International Economic Relations
- Cultural and/or Transnational Processes
The committee accepts both individual papers (20 minutes) and complete panel submissions consisting of three 20 minute papers. We also welcome the submission of multiple panels on a related theme; papers from such panels will be considered for publication in a themed issue of the International History Review. The committee encourages diversity in panel submissions.
The deadline for submissions is 30 April 2020
We intend to offer the opportunity on a trial basis for a limited number of participants to deliver their papers remotely via Skype. Please indicate when submitting your paper whether you wish to deliver it in this way.
Cost of the Conference
The BIHG endeavours to keep the costs of its annual conference as low as possible, assisted by a generous grant from its parent organisation BISA. Subject to BISA funding decisions, we hope to be able to make a limited number of conference packages available free of charge to postgraduate students. Please indicate when submitting your paper whether you wish to be considered for a postgraduate bursary.
Please note that the BIHG waives the conference registration fee for BISA members. We encourage all BIHG members to join BISA; BISA membership fees are tax deductible and there are reduced rates for ECRs and PG students. For details see here.
The costs of the conference are as follows:
Conference Fee: BISA members do not pay a conference fee; non-BISA members must pay a conference fee.
Travel: We are unable to provide any assistance with travel costs.
Accommodation and Subsistence: Various packages and day-rates are available. We charge standard delegates cost price for these. Postgraduate students are charged at a subsidised rate which is below cost price.
Further details of the cost will be made available after the publication of the draft programme in spring/early summer 2020. At that point we will also open the online shop to enable delegates to register and pay.