CFP: SHAFR Summer Institute 2016 (10 January 2016)

  2016 SHAFR SUMMER INSTITUTE IN THE NETHERLANDS “Culture, Propaganda, and Intelligence in Foreign Relations”The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR), in partnership with the Transatlantic Studies Association (TSA), invites proposals for the SHAFR Summer Institute, to be held June 27 to July 2 at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. The Institute will be…

CFP: Visible Hands: Markets and the Making of American Art (23 October 2015)

  The ‘invisible hand’ of the market, an idea first coined by enlightenment philosopher Adam Smith, has become a fundamental principle for advocates of free market capitalism. Smith’s famous turn of phrase disembodies the sensations of sight and touch, but by restoring their primacy in the workshop’s title, his metaphor acquires new possibilities for tracing…

EVENTS: Autumn Events at the British Library

The Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library is delighted to announce that Mark Samels, Executive Producer of PBS’s American Experience (the most-watched documentary series on American television), will be joining us for our special screening of Oscar-nominated documentary Last Days in Vietnam on 19 October. Following the screening, Mark will discuss why he commissioned the film, plus other aspects…

EVENT: Post-Capitalism 2015: Rethinking Crisis, Culture and Politics (6 November 2015)

  Post-Capitalism 2015: Rethinking Crisis, Culture, and Politics 6 November 2015, Leeds Beckett University http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/events/faculty-events/postcapitalism-2015-rethinking-crisis-culture-and-politics-all-day-event/ The beginning of the twenty-first century has been turbulent and traumatic, with a global Financial Crisis, a prolonged depression, and deep cuts in public spending under the aegis of ‘austerity’. How can we emerge from this period as a fairer,…

EVENT: Meet the Foreign Affairs Select Committee – ECR Event (12 October 2015)

  Connecting with Committees: Meet the Foreign Affairs Select Committee An event for early career academics The Foreign Affairs Select Committee and Parliament’s Outreach Service warmly invite you to join our Members and staff at a reception for early career academics. The event will provide an exciting opportunity to discuss the work of the Committee,…

EVENT: Annual Raymond Williams Lecture (21 November 2015)

  Annual Raymond Williams Lecture 2015 The Annual Raymond Williams Lecture is organised by the Raymond Williams Society (RWS). ‘Social Perspectives in Bad Times: Re-Reading Williams’s Modern Tragedy’ Susan Watkins, editor of New Left Review 21 November at 3pm Ruskin College, Oxford Please visit our website for more information: http://raymondwilliams.co.uk/the-raymond-williams-annual-lecture/ Or contact kristin.ewins@oru.se with any…

CFP: American Politics Group Annual Conference (30 October 2015)

  American Politics Group of the Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2016 ‘Looking Back at Obama’ Call for Papers The forty-second annual conference of the American Politics Group of the Political Studies Association will be held at the University of Reading (UK) from Thursday 7 to Saturday 9 January 2016. The keynote speaker will be…

CFP: Motherhood, Childlessness, and the Care of Children from Slavery to Emancipation (20 September 2015)

Call for Papers As part of an international research network funded by an AHRC network grant entitled ‘Mothering Slaves: Comparative Perspectives on Motherhood, Childlessness and the Care of Children in Atlantic Slave Societies’ we invite proposals for 20 minute papers for a conference to be held at the University of Reading, 19-21 April 2016. Enslaved…