Registration open: BRANCH Conference 2017 (6-8 October)

Dear all, We are pleased to inform you that registration for BrANCH 2017 is now open. The conference will take place 6-8 October 2017, at the University of Warwick. For a full programme, and to register, click here. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Lydia Plath & Tim Lockley Conference Organisers, BrANCH…

CFP: New Directions in American Philanthropy (7 June)

New Directions in American Philanthropy Sheffield Hallam University 14-15 September 2017 Meaning, literally, “love of all mankind”, the historian Lawrence J. Friedman has framed philanthropy as ‘a collective form of charitable giving.’ In the nearly two centuries since Alexis De Tocqueville’s observation that the United States is a ‘nation of joiners,’ volunteerism and philanthropy have…

CFP: HELAAS Conference: The Politics of Space and the Humanities (31 May)

Call for Papers The Department of American Literature of the School of English at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in collaboration with the Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS) and the support of the Fulbright Foundation Greece (70th Anniversary of American Studies in Greece) invite scholars to submit proposals for the international conference – The Politics of Space and the Humanities – to be…

CFP: Cold War Counterculture: 1968 and Further (15 May)

Cold War Counterculture: 1968, and Further The Sixties saw a florescence of countercultural dissentient operations, happenings, activist movements, thought experiments and challenges to status quo in mind and body. What is often neglected is how energized the protest movements were not only by resistance to specific conflicts like the Vietnam War, but by active dismantling of Cold War ideology.…

Registration open: Hardboiled History: A Noir Lens on America’s Past (19 May)

Last Chance to Register for Hardboiled History: A Noir Lens on America’s Past Hardboiled History is an interdisciplinary conference that brings together researchers interested in the ways contemporary media represents and reinterprets history, by exploring how and why “noir” resurfaces in depictions of America’s past across mediums. It features keynote addressed from Dr. Helen Hanson (Exeter) and graphic novelist and…

CFP: HOTCUS Postgraduate Conference (13 August)

HOTCUS Annual Postgraduate Conference: ‘Contesting Power: Rights, Justice, and Dissent in America and Beyond’ Saturday, 21 October 2017, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge Keynote Speaker: Dr Kerry Pimblott, University of Manchester The United States has recently witnessed dissent on a scale unprecedented in recent decades.  Mass protests like the Women’s March on Washington, Black Lives…

CFP: Magazines on the Move: North American Periodicals and Travel (5 May)

CALL FOR PAPERS: Magazines on the Move: North American Periodicals and Travel A one-day seminar hosted by the Centre for Travel Writing Studies, Nottingham Trent University, in collaboration with the Network for American Periodical Studies  Tuesday 6th June 2017, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus Keynote speaker: Professor Andrew Thacker (Nottingham Trent University) Organisers:      Prof Tim Youngs…

IHR Members Survey (21 April)

Please help us improve our services by taking a few minutes to complete our 2017 survey and letting us know your views about the IHR library. The survey is available online at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ihrlibrary2017 or via printed forms available from the library office or reception. The closing date is Friday 21st April 2017. If you have any problems completing…

American Political Pamphlets, 1920-1945, Sussex University and the British Library (1 June)

Collaborative Doctoral Project Studentship Sussex University and the British Library: American Political Pamphlets 1920-1945 (2017) The project: This project will draw on the British Library’s extensive holdings of American political pamphlets to study and contextualise the writing, printing, distribution and dissemination of political pamphlets produced in the years preceding and during the Second World War.…