Conference delegates and attendees are encouraged, but not required, to join BARS.

The British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS) is the UK’s leading national organisation for promoting the study of Romanticism and the history and culture of the period from which it emerged.

With over 400 members worldwide, BARS acts as a hub for scholarship by organising events, supporting conferences, circulating news, awarding prizes and fellowships, supporting early career researchers, publishing a review journal, and establishing links with sister organisations. It provides a voice for Romantic Studies both within higher education and more generally, advocating for the importance and interest of the Romantic period by providing platforms for fostering, disseminating and promoting excellent research.

How to Join

BARS memberships run from 1st January to 31st December each year. Subscriptions are due on January 1st, regardless of the month of joining BARS. The annual subscription costs £25 (waged) or £10 (unwaged and/or postgraduate).

Members will be subscribed to the BARS Electronic Mailbase, will be eligible for BARS funding in the form of grants and bursaries and can attend BARS International Conferences, Early Career and Postgraduate Conferences and other events that the association organises. BARS dues support the open-access publication of The BARS Review and BARS’ continuing work connecting Romanticists in Britain, Europe, the United States, Australasia and the wider world.

Please click here to join BARS