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St. Petersburg, Florida • The annual NAVSA conference will occur Oct 11-14, 2018

The call for papers for NAVSA 2018 in St. Petersburg, Florida is now available on the conference website ( The deadline to submit proposals and panels is March 26, 2018. On the website, you will also find detailed information about St. Pete, the conference hotel, local activities, and conference updates.

The conference theme, “Looking Outward,” asks: What did the Victorians see, feel, and think as they looked beyond the borders of their time and place? We welcome broad interpretations of this theme. Our three plenaries: Erika Rappaport, Belinda Edmondson, and Sally Shuttleworth anchor three foci of the conference, and we hope there will be lively conversations on Caribbean Studies, Global Victorians, and Science/Medicine, even as the conference overall ranges more widely.

The conference will be held at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel. The hotel is located in downtown St. Pete’s waterfront district and is only a short drive or bus ride to the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. The St. Pete waterfront district features several museums, restaurants, and cultural attractions.

Questions can be directed to Sarah Kniesler, conference graduate student assistant:

Finally, a reminder that all delegates must be NAVSA members, in addition to paying conference registration costs, at the time of the St. Pete conference. Please join or renew your NAVSA membership if necessary.

We look forward to seeing you all in October!

2018 St. Petersburg, Florida (Oct. 11-14)
2019 Columbus, Ohio (Oct. 17-19)
2020 Vancouver, Canada (Nov. 11-15)
2021 Lehigh U
2022 Carleton U, Ottawa
2023 Indiana U (20th anniversary)

All conference attendees must be current members of NAVSA.

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