Report from Emily J. Trafford, Eccles Centre Visiting Fellow in North American Studies 2016

The Eccles Centre Visiting Fellowship in North American Studies allowed me to conduct research on the early Chinese experience in the American West, writes Emily J. Trafford. By accessing the Western Americana microfiche collection I was able to further examine the significance of world’s fairs to Chinese Americans, and to consider how this immigrant group used the Chinese exhibitions to negotiate the terms of their inclusion in American society.

Archival Report from Laura Jean Cameron, Eccles Centre Visiting Canadian Fellow

The Eccles Centre Visiting Canadian Fellowship allowed me to explore the British Library’s valuable materials on conservation and sound materials for my research into the life and works of ecologist Dr. William W.H. ‘Bill’ Gunn, writes Laura Jean Cameron. My project represents the first extensive examination of Gunn, a figure who shaped the fields of ecology, environmental consultancy and sound recording in a formative period for the conservation of Canadian natures.

BAAS plans for Equality & Diversity

One of the most pressing concerns currently facing the HE sector in the UK today is how to improve and maintain records on equality and diversity. Discover how BAAS, the leading association for American Studies in the UK, is helping to develop an academic environment that prioritises equality and diversity in all its forms.

Call for updates from BAAS Chair Brian Ward

Dear BAAS members, Can I ask you to send me information about noteworthy achievements by BAAS members, such as: promotions grants, scholarships and fellowships retirements information about institutional or programme development It would be good to keep track of and publicize this kind of news throughout the year in the quarterly newsletter American Studies in…