Welcome to BARS

The British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS) was set up in 1989 by academics to promote the study of the cultural history of the Romantic period. Since then, BARS has organised biennial International Conferences at various locations across the UK and has published the BARS Bulletin and Review twice-yearly. BARS currently has more than 400 members.

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Accessibility Statement

This is the official Accessibility Statement for the British Association for Romantic Studies website, www.bars.ac.uk.

If you have experienced a problem accessing or reading our material, please let us know and we will try to provide the information in a format that is useful to you. We would also welcome your feedback and ideas regarding the accessibility of our site.

Standards Compliance

All pages on this site are Web Content Accessibility Guidelines approved and comply with all priority 1, 2 and in most cases 3 guidelines of the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0.

Many accessibility features can be measured, whilst some cannot and require human judgement. We have reviewed the guidelines and believe that we have achieved compliance.

Adobe Acrobat

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the PDF documents viewable on this web site. You can download Acrobat Reader free from the Adobe website.

Access Keys

The following access keys are present on this site:

  • A : Home Page
  • B : BARS Blog
  • C : BARS Exchange
  • D : BARS International Conferences
  • E : BARS Bulletin and Review
  • F : Bursaries and Funding
  • G : Early Career and Postgraduate Matters
  • H : Resources and Links
  • I : Teaching Romanticism
  • J : BARS Executive Committee
  • K : How To Join
  • L : Mailbase and Contacts

How to use Access Keys

Access keys are initiated in different ways according to browser type. The following is a list of browsers with known support of access keys and instructions on how to action them.

Internet Explorer 5+ (PC)
Hold down the ALT key, press the number or letter of the access key, release both keys then press ENTER

Internet Explorer 4 (PC)
Hold down the ALT key and press the number or letter of the access key

Internet Explorer 5+ (Mac)
Hold down the CTRL key and press the number or letter of the access key

Netscape 6+
Hold down the ALT key and select the number or letter of the access key

Firefox
Hold down the ALT and SHIFT key together and press the number or letter of the access key

Please consult your software help option for information regarding other platforms.

Adjusting the Text Size

The text size used throughout the site is easily increased or decreased using your browser. A couple of examples of how to do this are listed below:

Changing your text size in Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Select 'Text Size' from the 'View' menu.
2. Select from the list of predefined text sizes raning from 'Largest' to 'Smallest'.

Changing your text size in Netscape/Mozilla/Firefox

1. Select 'Text Size' from the 'View' menu.
2. Select 'Increase Font' or 'Decrease Font' to adjust the font size accordingly.

Alternatively you can adjust your text size in many browsers by holiding down the CTRL key (PC) and either using your mouse scroll wheel or the + and - keys to increase or decrease your text size.

Tabbing

All pages have a tab index so that pressing the tab key will sequentially go through the links on the web page from top to bottom.

Technical Specification

This website has been designed to conform to W3C web standards and uses valid eXtensible Hypertext Mark-up Language (XHTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).