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…

Public Talks: America in a Global Perspective

Anxiety, Fear and National Identity: Anti-Immigration Politics and the Rise of Latino Power in the US Neil Foley explores how the surge in immigration since the 1970s has led to increasing levels of xenophobia resulting in anti-immigrant politics and policies, including militarization of the border, state laws curtailing rights of undocumented immigrants, mass detention and deportation,…

US Studies Events at UCL Institute of the Americas

Trump’s Triumph and Early Days: a Historian’s Perspective Feb 21, 2017 6:00 PM – Venue: UCL Malet Place Engineering Building Room 1.02, 2 Malet Place, London WC1E Dr Elizabeth Tandy Shermer (Loyola University Chicago) Was Donald Trump’s win over Democrat Hillary Clinton really that surprising or unprecedented? It may seem so, given the gaffs, one-liners, and memorable moments,…

Notice of 2018 BAAS Elections

Due to unforeseen circumstances (Ben Offiler’s acceptance of the position of associator editor of theJournal of American Studies and Sue Currell’s resignation), an extraordinary election will be held for the post of Treasurer (three-year term) and EAAS Representative (five-year term). Following the adoption of a new constitution in 2016, BAAS elections can now be held via electronic voting, although ordinarily these will take…

Registration Open: Pocahontas and After

Registration is now open for Pocahontas and after: historical culture and transatlantic encounters, 1617-2017 at The British Library and the Institute of Historical Research, London.  March 16-18, 2017 Register and download the programme at the IHR website: http://www.history.ac.uk/events/event/7284 A major international conference to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Pocahontas’ death.  Co-hosted by the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library and…

Statement from the BAAS Executive Committee on Executive Order Restricting Entry into the United States

Statement from the BAAS Executive Committee on Executive Order Restricting Entry into the United States Members of BAAS are deeply alarmed by the recent Executive Order issued by President Donald Trump banning entry to the United States of people from seven majority-Muslim nations for a period of 90 days, the temporary suspension of the U.S…

Registration for BAAS Conference 2017 Open

Registration for 2017 BAAS Annual Conference Now Open The conference will take place 6-8 April 2017, at Canterbury Christ Church University Please visit www.canterbury.ac.uk/BAAS2017 for all details, including information on accommodation, how to get to Canterbury, and the draft programme for the conference, as well as how to register for both the conference and the banquet. If…