Collaboration in American Studies: Rachael Alexander’s Report of the BAAS Postgraduate Conference 2015

The 2015 Postgraduate BAAS conference brought together two academic associations (HOTCUS and BAAS) for a two-day event to promote postgraduate and early career research and explore, as the conference title suggests, “Collaboration in America and Collaborative Work in American Studies”, says conference organizer and BAAS Postgraduate Representative Rachael Alexander. The conference was striking, from start to…

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Archival Report from Sophie Heather Jones, BAAS/Journal of American Studies Travel Award recipient 2015

The resources at the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library of the New-York Historical Society (N-YHS) have shaped my project on the cultural origins of Loyalism in New York and enabled me to incorporate voices from both sides of the Atlantic, says Sophie Heather Jones, recipient of the 2015 BAAS and Journal of American Studies Travel Award.…

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Archival report from Sally Hadden, Eccles Centre Visiting US Fellow in North American Studies 2015

During my research trip to the British Library, I discovered some attorneys shared their opinions on the Revolution with authority figures in the British government—either in power or in opposition—to remain useful to the men who might control their future pensions, says Sally Haddon, Eccles Centre Visiting US Fellow in North American Studies 2015. 18th century governor…

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Archival Report from Rosie Knight, BAAS Abraham Lincoln Award recipient 2015

The archives of Duke, University of North Carolina and the Virginia Historical Society have been crucial to my research on enslaved wet nursing in the antebellum south, says Rosie King, recipient of the 2015 BAAS Abraham Lincoln Award. As a British-based scholar of the United States, accessing archives is often challenging and always expensive. While…

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Archival Report from Stephen J. Burn, BAAS Founders Travel Grant recipient 2015

With the BAAS Founders Travel Grant I was able to travel to Illinois State University  to give the keynote paper at the second annual David Foster Wallace conference and continue my research into Wallace’s correspondence network in Bloomington-Normal, says Stephen J. Burn. Wallace’s letters are the submerged mass that lie beneath his novels, essays, blurbs,…

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