LA Confidential: The Library in the City (6 April)

Join Ken Brecher, as he shares stories of the innovative and award-winning work of the Los Angeles Public Library. Ken has led a broad range of cultural institutions including the Sundance Institute and the Boston Children’s Museum as well as producing ground-breaking plays in Los Angeles and New York. Currently President of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, Ken trained as a…

Call for Applications to host the BAAS Postgraduate Conference 2017 (27 March)

Applications are invited from groups of postgraduate students interested in hosting the next Postgraduate BAAS Conference, usually held in November/December of each year. The application form can be found here. The deadline for applications is Monday 27th March. Any potential applicants with questions about hosting the conference, or about the application process should contact the BAAS…

Armed People of African Descent: Africa and the Americas: 1750-1900 (12-13 May)

‘Armed people of African descent: Africa and the Americas, 1750-1900’ Conference at the University of Warwick 12th-13th May 2017 This conference is concerned with the use of armed men of African descent by the European empires and American states of the Atlantic world in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This encompasses both those deliberately armed…

Historical Fiction in the United States Since 2000: Contemporary Responses to the Past

Historical Fiction in the United States since 2000: Contemporary Responses to the Past   18 March 2017 University of Nottingham Historical fiction in English constitutes its own enduring tradition but in recent years, it has enjoyed a surge of critical acclaim and commercial popularity, as such scholars as Kate Mitchell and Nicola Parsons have argued. This…

English: Shared Futures

English: Shared Futures, 5-7 July 2017, Newcastle-upon-Tyne http://www.englishsharedfutures.uk What is English: Shared Futures? ‘English: Shared Futures’ (E:SF) is a the first time that all the branches of English – literature, language and creative writing – have come together to talk about and celebrate their subject, and to explore its futures in the nations of the…

BGEAH Postgrad and Early Career Conference, 31 May 2017

Postgraduate and Early Career Conference in Early American History 2017 Date 31 Mar 2017, 09:00 to 31 Mar 2017, 18:00 Type Conference / Symposium Venue IHR Wolfson Conference Suite, NB01/NB02, Basement, IHR, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Description The IHR and British Group of Early American Historians (BGEAH) invite you to attend the…

Royal Academy of Arts, ‘America After the Fall’ (25 February – 4 June 2017)

Royal Academy of Arts, America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s. 25 February – 4 June 2017 With all eyes on America at the moment, this show could not be more timely. Bringing together 45 truly iconic works, it paints an electrifying portrait of the great social changes like immigration, industrialisation and urbanisation, which shook…