The British Association for American Studies was founded in 1955. It exists to promote, support and encourage the study of the United States in the Universities, Colleges and Schools of the United Kingdom, and by independent scholars. It welcomes application forms from all those engaged in or connected with the study of the United States.
Welcome to the website for the British Association for American Studies. The website is intended to be the hub of the BAAS community with information on our awards, annual conferences, schools’ liaison work, calls for papers, publications, job listings, related research networks and a media contacts database through which we can share our expertise and increase our visibility. We continue to include BAAS news, resources and links, as well as information on our committee structures.
At the BAAS Conference 2013 in Exeter this April we launched the American Studies in the UK Impact and Public Engagement Brochure , which details some of the exciting, current work of our members.
Please click on the following link to download our learned society’s response to the HEFCE Consultation on Open Access, HEFCE Consultation: Open access and submissions to the REF post-2014
We are very pleased to publish American Studies in the UK, 2000-2010, a report commissioned by BAAS in conjunction with the Fulbright Commission.
The research was conducted by the BAAS intern Dr Richard Martin during 2011-12, in collaboration with the BAAS Development Subcommittee. The report outlines institutional trends across the last decade and takes note of disciplinary developments, recruitment patterns, study abroad opportunities, American Studies research centres, and the 2001 and 2008 Research Assessment Exercises. The report is available as a downloadable PDF from this website. We welcome feedback to Richard.Martin@baas.ac.uk
Chair of BAAS 2013-6: Dr Sue Currell (University of Sussex)
For more information about Sue and American Studies at the University of Sussex follow this link.