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.
I’m very grateful to have been awarded a BAAS Postgraduate travel grant which has enabled me to research the 1977 National Women’s Conference, the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Rights and interview six women who were active in work around reproductive rights during the 1970s and 80s, writes Sabina Beck.
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.
The digitized newspapers in the British Library reveal how mid-nineteenth century British society viewed visiting African Americans, and can also reveal strategies of ‘performative’ resistance from African Americans, writes Hannah-Rose Murray, Eccles Centre Postgraduate Travel Award recipient 2015.
Accessing the reports of cartographer William Gerard de Brahm, housed at the British Library, has contributed significantly to my current research into the environmental history of the Southeast, writes Gregory D. Smithers, Eccles Centre Fellow 2015.
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Alan Rice reports on the symposium Art, Politics and Performance in the Black Atlantic 1789-2016 that took place from April 14-15th 2016 and was supported by the BAAS Small Conference Support Grant.
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…