Category: Society information

  • BSLS Postgraduate Conference Fund

    The BSLS is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for postgraduate student members. The Postgraduate Conference Fund will offer two bursaries of £200 for BSLS postgraduate members toward the cost of presenting research papers at conferences (this excludes the BSLS annual conference, which has its own postgraduate bursary scheme). In addition to funding attendance…

  • The Darwins Reconsidered

    The University of Roehampton will be holding a colloquium on Erasmus and Charles Darwin on Friday 4th September. To see the full programme and to register, click here. There is a discount on the registration fee for members of the BSLS.

  • BSLS and JLS Essay Prize

    The British Society for Literature and Science and the Journal of Literature and Science would like to announce our annual prize for the best new essay by an early career scholar on a topic within the field of literature and science. The deadline for this year’s prize will be 19th June, in order to give…

  • BSLS 2015 conference – call for papers

    The tenth annual conference of the British Society for Literature and Science will take place at the University of Liverpool, on 16-18 April 2015. Keynote talks will be given by Professor Keith Barnham (Imperial College London), Dr Patricia Fara (University of Cambridge), and Dr Claire Preston (Queen Mary University of London). The BSLS invites proposals…

  • BSLS Symposium on Teaching Literature and Science

    The BSLS has voted to hold an annual one-day symposium in addition to its annual conference. Unlike the conference, the symposium will be on a specific theme each year. The BSLS will make a budget of £500 available to members each year in the first instance to fund the symposium. The theme of each symposium…

  • New BSLS international officers

    The BSLS executive has appointed two new international officers to sit on the executive committee. We are delighted to announce that Janine Rogers (Mount Allison University) and Folkert Degenring (Universität Kassel) have agreed to take up these new posts. Their role will be to promote the work of the BSLS in fostering research in the field…

  • The next BSLS conference

    We are delighted to announce that the next BSLS conference will take place at the University of Surrey in Guildford on 10-12 April 2014. The call for papers will be posted with more details at the beginning of September.

  • The new BSLS Executive Committee

    The BSLS AGM in Oxford on April 14th 2012 elected Dr John Holmes as Chair, Dr Daniel Cordle as Treasurer, Jessica Evans as Membership Secretary, Dr Stuart Robertson as Communications Officer, Prof. Sharon Ruston as a Member at Large, and Dr Peter Garratt as a Member at Large. The Committee membership is now: Dr John…

  • BSLS Executive Committee elections

    BSLS Executive Committee posts Several posts on the BSLS Executive Committee will either be vacant or up for renewal this April 2012: Chair, Treasurer, IT Officer, Membership Secretary, and two Members at Large. If you are interested in any of these posts and have questions please do contact us, or any member of the committee.…

  • New BSLS Executive Committee

    As announced at our AGM at the Reading Conference, none of the vacancies on the BSLS Executive was contested, and the following officers were elected unopposed: Chair: Michael Whitworth (proposed by Sharon Ruston & John Holmes) Secretary: Kelley Swain (proposed by John Holmes & Melanie Keene) Treasurer: Dan Cordle (proposed by Jon Adams & Sharon…

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