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, has published the BARS Bulletin and Review twice-yearly, and currently has more than 400 members.

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Contacting BARS Members

BARS maintains a mailbase through which it circulates information on events and publications likely to be of interest. Messages are moderated by Dr Neil Ramsey. To send a message to the list, members can either email Neil directly or use bars@jiscmail.ac.uk.

Contacting the Executive

Contact details for members of the Executive responsible for the Association's communications, finances, membership, publications and web presence are give below. If the person you wish to contact is not listed here, details of all the members of the Executive can be found on the Executive page.

If you are unsure who to write to, please contact the Secretary in the first instance.

Secretary: Dr Helen Stark

Treasurer and Membership Secretary: Dr Jane Moore


John Percival Building

Cardiff University

Colum Drive

Cardiff, CF10 3EU


Editor, The BARS Review: Dr Susan Valladares


BARS Administrator: Nicola Lloyd


Website Administrator: Dr Matthew Sangster