BAMS elections 2019

Call for Nominations

For: the 2019 Election of the British Association for Modernist Studies (BAMS) Executive Steering Committee and up to two Postgraduate Representatives.

On 31 December 2018, the three-year terms of three members of the BAMS Executive Steering Committee came to an end. We now invite nominations for membership of the Steering Committee, along with up to two Postgraduate Representative positions.

Nominations will now be accepted up to 1 February 2019, and the online election will take place 8–28 February 2019.

Executive Steering Committee
Nominees for membership of the steering committee will ideally be in academic posts, as members are expected to take a turn in hosting executive meetings and the annual postgraduate training symposium, and to fund their attendance at BAMS events and meetings (financial support is provided for postgraduate representatives only). Members of the steering committee attend approximately two committee meetings a year, organise an annual postgraduate training symposium, operate membership of the association, maintain and develop BAMS’s online presence, support existing modernist programmes and events (such as the several modernism centres and seminars) and generally promote modernist activity in Britain. A BAMS International Conference, Troublesome Modernisms, will take place at Senate House, London, 20–22 June 2019.

Existing committee members are eligible for re-election at the conclusion of their term of office for one further period of three years. Although it is expected that some members of the committee currently eligible to nominate for re-election will do so, there will be in total 3 vacant positions on the Executive, and prospective new members are very warmly invited to stand.

Candidates for the Executive Committee require a nomination from an existing member of BAMS and must themselves be members of the association. Instructions for joining BAMS can be found on the website: https://bams.ac.uk/membership/
The final selection will be made through an on-line election process open to all BAMS members.

Candidates are asked to submit a brief biography as well as a 250-word proposal outlining their vision for the future of BAMS, their suitability for the role, and their envisaged contribution to the association. Nominees may, if they wish, express interest in one of the vacant named officer positions – Secretary and Membership Secretary – though it cannot be guaranteed that these positions will be available in the first instance.

The name of the nominator should be included in the proposal. Applications should be emailed to Suzanne Hobson (s.hobson@qmul.ac.uk) no later than 1 February 2019.

Information about the Exec Committee positions can be directed to:

Suzanne Hobson (outgoing Chair): s.hobson@qmul.ac.uk

Tim Armstrong (incoming Chair): t.armstrong@rhul.ac.uk

Postgraduate Representatives
Nominations for 2 two-year postgraduate representative positions are also sought from registered doctoral students in their first or second year of study (or PT equivalent). The elected representatives will join Séan Richardson (2018–20) and Gareth Mills (2018–20). Responsibilities include attending two Exec meetings a year and helping out with postgraduate events and workshops (with reasonable travel expenses paid). Responsibilities shared between the four postgraduate representatives include editing The Modernist Review each month, running BAMS social media, answering info@BAMS.ac.uk emails and sending welcome information to new members. There are also opportunities to launch new initiatives such as the BAMS networking day organised by our current PG reps in October 2018.

Candidates are asked to submit a brief biography as well as a 250-word proposal outlining their vision for the future of BAMS, their suitability for the role, and their envisaged contribution to the association. Séan and Gareth are happy to field any questions you may have about the process, as well as provide feedback on biographies and proposals. Their emails are included below.

Candidates for the Postgraduate Representative positions do not require a nomination from an existing member of BAMS. They must themselves be members of the association. Instructions for joining BAMS can be found on the website: https://bams.ac.uk/membership/

The final selection will be made through an online election process open to all BAMS members.

Applications should be emailed to Suzanne Hobson (s.hobson@qmul.ac.uk) no later than 1 February 2019

Information about the positions can be directed to:

Suzanne Hobson (outgoing Chair) s.hobson@qmul.ac.uk

Tim Armstrong (incoming Chair) t.armstrong@rhul.ac.uk

Séan Richardson (PG rep 2018–20) sean.richardson2016@my.ntu.ac.uk

Gareth Mills (PG rep 2018–20) Gareth.Mills@pgr.reading.ac.uk