What’s next? A Report from Katerina Webb-Bourne, BAAS Postgraduate Representative

As the newly elected postgraduate representative for BAAS I hope to build on the success of my predecessor Rachael Alexander by developing the networking and professional development opportunities for postgraduates via U.S. Studies Online and events, writes Katerina Webb-Bourne. I am currently working on a manifesto that addresses the immediate needs of the wider postgraduate community,…

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“And what honours they would turn out to be”: Organiser’s Report of the 2016 joint IAAS and BAAS conference by Philip McGowan

At the 61st annual BAAS conference and the 46th annual IAAS conference, our associations cemented alliances forged over recent years of renewed co-operation between members, writes outgoing IAAS Chair and IBAAS organiser Philip McGowan. IBAAS16 rearranged the usual order of things at BAAS and IAAS conferences (in more ways than one) to fit in its 95 panels and 300…

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Report from Marie Pecorari, Eccles Centre Visiting European Fellow in North American Studies

My research stay at the British Library was instrumental in helping advance my monograph on the intersection between the American funeral industry and performance history, says Marie Pecorari, Eccles Centre Visiting European Fellow in North American Studies. These resources helped me examine the tensions and overlap between social rituals and aesthetics furthering Jessica Mitford’s claim…

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Report from Yvonne Kaisinger, Eccles Centre Visiting European Postgraduate Award

The resources at the British Library enabled me to fill in the last theoretical gaps of my dissertation that argues female writers from Caribbean and Pacific Islands offer a diverse and significant contribution to ongoing debates about the global environmental crisis, says Yvonne Kaisinger, recipient of the Eccles Centre Visiting European Postgraduate Award. With the…

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Archival Report from Fabian Hilfrich, Eccles Centre Visiting Professor 2013-2014

The Eccles Centre Fellowship provided me with crucial time and financial assistance to complete research on the arguments of proponents and opponents of the Vietnam War between 1964 and 1973, says Fabian Hilfrich, Eccles Centre Visiting Professor 2013-2014. The diversity of anti-war opinion in these publications was even more wide-ranging than expected. I had the…

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