The 2017 meeting will be held at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts on October 13th and 14th.

Registration for the conference is now open. Please click on the following link to register for the meeting, meals, and to make a donation to the Underdown Prize (Registration Fees are inclusive of all meals: $90–Regular Rate; $30–Graduate Student Rate). Conference Registration. To ensure these rates, participants should register by September 30th.

Brendan Kane has assembled an impressive program that includes a lunchtime plenary address on Saturday, October 14th  by Professor Shannon McSheffrey of Concordia University who will speak on her new book Seeking Sanctuary: Crime, Mercy, and Politics in English Courts, 1400-1550.

The conference hotel is the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Boston North Shore in Danvers, Massachusetts. To ensure that you get a room and receive the conference rate of $199 per night, all reservations should be made by September 14th. Doubletree Hotel Reservations

A draft of the 2017 Conference program can be found by clicking on the following link. 2017 NECBS Draft Program

Questions about the program should be directed to Brendan Kane (, about local arrangements to Anna Suranyi (, and about the conference or NECBS in general to Paul Deslandes (


Past Conferences

In recent years, the Northeast Conference on British Studies (NECBS) has held its annual meeting at the following locations.  The links below will take you to the conference program for each of these meetings:

2016    St. Michael’s College, 14 & 15 October 2016: Program

2015    The University of Ottawa, 16 & 17 October 2015:  Program

2014    Lewiston, Maine (at Bates College, hosted by a group of Maine colleges and universities).

2013    University of Connecticut, Storrs.

2012    Joint meeting with the NACBS, Montréal, Quebec

2011    College of the Holy Cross, and American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts

2010    University of Vermont, Burlington

2009    Brown University

2008    Boston College

2007    Dalhousie University

2006    Joint meeting with the NACBS, Cambridge, Mass.

2005    University of Massachusetts, Amherst

2004    McGill University

2003    Tufts University

2002    Yale University

2001    Worcester Polytechnic Institute

2000    Concordia University, Montréal

1999    Joint meeting with the NACBS at Cambridge, Mass.

1998    Trinity College, Hartford

1997    Dartmouth College

1996    Wesleyan University

1995    Brown University

1994    Bentley College

1993    Joint meeting with the NACBS, Montréal

1992    Trinity College

1991    University of Massachusetts, Boston, October

1991    Assumption College, April

1989    Holy Cross College, November

1989    Holy Cross College, April

1986    Boston College

1983    Holy Cross College

1982    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1981    University of New Hampshire

1980    Worcester State College

1979    University of Massachusetts, Amherst

1978    Assumption College

1977    Northeastern University

1974    University of New Hampshire

1973    Dartmouth College

1972    Boston University

1971    Holy Cross College

1969    University of Connecticut

1968    Bowdoin College

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