What’s next? A Report from Ben Offiler, BAAS Early Career Representative

The hard work begins now, says BAAS Early Career Representative Ben Offiler, over the next two years I will be looking to implement ECR writing prizes, research / travel grants, and widening participation events with the help of BAAS. Buoyed by the wonderfully collegial and intellectually stimulating atmosphere at Northumbria University during this year’s annual…

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Archival Report from Katie Muth, BAAS Founders’ Award Recipient 2015

My research project ‘Cold War Computing and the American Novel’ explores the relationship between postwar American writers and the institutional centres that gave us mass computing and global networking. In an interdisciplinary study of writers who had direct ties to the institutions of the Cold War military-industrial complex, I describe how American fiction after World…

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What’s next? A Report from Rachael Alexander, BAAS Postgraduate Representative

Academia is shaped by collaboration yet postgraduates are frequently under-prepared for this aspect of the profession, says BAAS Postgraduate Representative Rachael Alexander. In what seems like a lifetime ago, I was asked to do a brief interview about my new role as BAAS postgraduate representative. I mentioned then how my aim was to increase engagement…

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Looking Backwards, Looking Forwards: Organiser’s Report of the 60th Anniversary BAAS conference

The sun shone, the drink flowed, the plenaries kept to time, and BAAS glitterball Sputnik returned! From my “From my perspective, BAAS’s 60th anniversary was a success … [as it] offered us all the chance to think about what BAAS means to us and enabled us to rededicate ourselves to the organization’s future.” – Organiser Joe Street…

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