JOB: Curator – North American Published Collections, British Library (8 September)

New Job Posting: Curator North American Published Collections, The British Library For full details visit: http://bit.ly/BL_curator The British Library holds one of the largest and most important collections from North America in the world, from the colonial period to the present day. As a core member of the Americas and Australasian team, you will help to…

EVENTS: Eccles Centre Summer Events

SUMMER SCHOLARS The British Library Centre for Conservation Foyle Room Free Entry, 12.30-2.00pm on stated dates The Eccles Centre Summer Scholars series continues to run throughout August.  The series highlights the work of the Eccles Visiting Fellows and Postgraduate Researchers who have done during their residency in the British Library, bringing the latest research related to…

CFP: American Politics Group Conference (31 October)

American Politics Group of the Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2017 ‘Change and Continuity in U.S. Politics’ Call for Papers The forty-third annual conference of the American Politics Group of the Political Studies Association will be held at the University of Leicester (UK) from Thursday 5 to Saturday 7 January 2017. The keynote speaker will…

EVENT: The Night of the Iguana, Combined Actors of Cambridge (26-30 July)

Leading Cambridge theatre company the Combined Actors of Cambridge will stage Tennessee Williams’ haunting drama The Night of the Iguana from 26-30 July at the ADC Theatre. Often described as the American author’s most mature work, the two-act drama is set in 1940s Mexico where a defrocked priest with a penchant for young girls seeks refuge from…

CFP: Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference (31 August)

Border Crossings: Translation, Migration, & Gender in the Americas, the Transatlantic, & the Transpacific (SSAWW & Université Bordeaux Montaigne) Reminder: Individual paper deadline is 31 August 2016. PDF of the CFP is available here: https://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/2015/12/16/cfp-border-crossings-translation-migration-gender-in-the-americas-the-transatlantic-the-transpacific-deadline-august-31-2016/ Dates: 5th – 8th July 2017 Venue: Université Bordeaux Montaigne, France Conference director: Stéphanie Durrans To maintain a continuity with our previous conference (in Philadelphia, November 2015) on…

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: BAAS Conference 2020 (31 December 2016)

The CFP for the British Association for American Studies Annual Conference (6-8 April 2017) is now open. Conference and panel proposals may be sent to BAAS2017@canterbury.ac.uk by 1 November 2016. Follow the conference on Twitter (@BAAS2017) and find more details here: https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/arts-and-humanities/school-of-humanities/american-studies/research/baas-annual-conference-2017.aspx In 2018 BAAS and the European Association for American Studies will jointly host the annual BAAS and biennial…

EVENT: Appalachian Conference (16 July)

Saturday 16 July, 10:00am – 5:00pm Cecil Sharp House, London Pastoralism and modernity in the southern mountains: a centenary symposium on Cecil Sharp’s 1916 Appalachian journey. 2016 marks the centenary of song collector and folklorist Cecil Sharp’s Appalachian fieldtrip, an event that shaped both North American and European conceptions of the history and culture of the southern…

CFP: Black Love: A Symposium (9 January 2017)

Black Love: A Symposium The 80th Anniversary of Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God September 14-16, 2017 CALL FOR PAPERS On September 18, 1937, Zora Neale Hurston’s seminal novel Their Eyes Were Watching God was published. It initially received tepid praise, at best, along with needlessly harsh criticism from fellow fiction writer Richard…

WORKSHOP: Economic History Society PGR Residential Course (15 August)

30 November – 3 December 2016 Chancellors, University of Manchester The Economic History Society offers 12 part-funded places on an intensive residential course designed to raise the quality and analytical rigour of doctoral dissertations in economic and social history; improve the communication skills of postgraduates; widen their approach to their subjects; and encourage them to form…

REGISTRATION: The US and US: American History in Britain in the Twenty-First Century – A Workshop for Early Career Researchers (13 July)

The US and Us: American History in Britain in the Twenty-First Century A Workshop for Early Career Researchers 15-16 September 2016 The United Kingdom has long been home to a number of world renowned historians of the United States. However, historians of the U.S. based in the United Kingdom face a number of distinct challenges.…