The North American British Music Studies Association

The North American British Music Studies Association


North American British Music Studies 2022 Biennial Conference

In-person at Illinois State University and online via Zoom

July 21-24, 2022

The North American British Music Studies Association is excited to announce our 2022 biennial conference July 21-24 at Illinois State University. We are pleased to offer in-person and online options for attendance. The conference will feature 45 papers, one lecture recital, and two keynote speakers, Falu Bakrania and Jessie Ann Owens. Those attending in person can take a tour of Milner Library Special Collections and enjoy King Lear at the (outdoor) Illinois Shakespeare Festival, in addition to the traditional conference banquet and other exciting events. COVID-19 safety will be a top priority throughout the conference.

Illinois State University is located in Normal, IL, and is well situated for transportation links. The local airport is Bloomington-Normal, and campus is a 2.5 hour drive from airports in Chicago and St. Louis; there is also a local Amtrak station. (Note that people flying into Chicago airports may consider taking an Amtrak from Union Station to Normal Uptown as a convenient alternative to driving.) The conference hotel will be the Hyatt Place in Uptown Normal, a five-minute walk from the conference venue.

Registration links, the conference program, local arrangements, and other important information about the conference can be found at:

To register for the conference, please go here. NB: you must be a member in good standing to participate in the conference. If you need to renew your membership, you may do so by following this link.