Dr. Lynn Botelho of the History Department has just finished her term as president of the Middle Atlantic Conference on British Studies. She capped her tenure by hosting the national meeting of the North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS) in Baltimore on November 12-14, 2010.
Botelho also serves as executive treasurer of the NACBS, as well as the a member of the foundation board.
She also serves as secretary and director of the American Friends of the Institute of Historical Research (IHR), University of London. This international charity supports the activities of the IHR through gifts to the library, as well as subsidizing graduate student Ph.D. research in England.
In terms of her own research, she has published a short essay called “Old Age Outside the Bosom of the Family: Elizabeth Freke of Norfolk, England”; chaired a panel on religion, belief, and the body in early modern England at the NACBS conference; and continues to edit a monograph series, “The Body, Gender, and Culture, 1450–1850,” for Pickering Chatto Press, LTD, London.
The highlight of her academic year was getting “stranded” after a conference in Ghent, Belgium, for an extra week because of Iceland’s volcano.