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 2017 BAAS Elections

At the 2017 AGM, elections will be held for the post of Secretary, for two positions on the Committee (three-year terms), for one Early Career Representative (two year term), for the post of EAAS Representative (five year term), and for any other offices that fall vacant before the AGM. Current incumbents of these positions may stand for…

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…

EVENT: ‘After the Long Poem’ (23 January 2017)

‘After the Long Poem’ a colloquium and poetry reading by Professor Rachel Blau DuPlessis (Emerita Professor at Temple University) Institute for the Humanities, Floor 1, Lipman Building, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST 5.30-7.00 23 January, 2017 The seminar is FREE and open to all. In this colloquium, Professor Rachel Blau DuPlessis will be discussing…