Call for Nominations: BAMS Executive Steering Committee (nominations by 1 Jan 2020)

Nominations are sought for the 2020 Election of the British Association for Modernist Studies (BAMS) Executive Steering Committee.

On 31st December 2019, the three-year terms of eight members of the BAMS Executive Steering Committee will come 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 Jan 2020, and the online election will take place 10-31 Jan 2020.

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. The next BAMS conference is at the University of Bristol in 2021.

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 8 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 (as a Word doc.) 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, Treasurer, External Relations, Vice-Chair, Chair (normally an existing committee member), Post-PhD representative – 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 the BAMS Chair, Tim Armstrong (t.armstrong@rhul.ac.uk) no later than 1 Jan 2020.

Information about the Exec Committee positions can be directed to:

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

Cleo Hanaway-Oakley (Membership Secretary) cleo.hanaway-oakley@bristol.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 Polly Hember (2019–21) and Cécile Varry (2019-21). Responsibilities include attending two Exec meetings a year and helping out with PG events and workshops (travel expenses paid). Responsibilities shared between the four PG reps include editing The Modernist Review, running BAMS social media, answering info@BAMS.ac.uk emails and sending welcome emails to new members. There are also opportunities to launch new initiatives such as the BAMS networking day organised by our current PG reps.

Candidates are asked to submit a brief biography as well as a 250-word proposal (as a Word doc.) outlining their vision for the future of BAMS, their suitability for the role, and their envisaged contribution to the association.

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 on-line election process open to all BAMS members.

Applications should be emailed to the BAMS Chair, Tim Armstrong (t.armstrong@rhul.ac.uk) no later than 1 Jan 2020.

Information about the positions can be directed to:

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

Cleo Hanaway-Oakley (Membership Secretary) cleo.hanaway-oakley@bristol.ac.uk

Polly Hember (postgraduate rep 2019-21) Polly.Hember.2018@live.rhul.ac.uk

Cécile Varry (postgraduate rep 2019-21)  cecile.varry@gmail.com