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.
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.
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…