NOTICE: HOTCUS Elections

Each year, the existing steering committee members of the Historians of the Twentieth Century United States (HOTCUS) stand down. The vacant positions are then subject to a new nomination process. This year, three committee members will not be seeking re-election: ·      The Chair (Jonathan Bell) ·      The Events Secretary (Nick Grant) ·      One Postgraduate Secretary (Megan Hunt) Nominations…

Food Studies in the USA: New Directions (11 May)

FOOD STUDIES IN THE USA: NEW DIRECTIONS   THURSDAY 11 MAY, 16:30–18:00. School of English, University of Leeds On May 11, the School of English at the University of Leeds is hosting a panel session in which three leading scholars in the vibrant field of US food culture studies will join in conversation and discuss their new research: Dr. J. Michelle Coghlan is Lecturer in…

Borders vs. Bridges: Nationalism and Transnationalism in the Americas (11-12 May)

Dear Friends and Colleagues of the UCL Americas Research Network We are delighted to send you the program for our upcoming conference Borders vs. Bridges: Nationalism and Transnationalism in the Americas. Our third international annual conference will be held on the 11-12 May this year, at the Institute of the Americas, UCL, in London. We are confident that this conference will…

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…

CFP: Studying the South: Approaches and Orientations (1 June)

Studying the South: Approaches and Orientations A one-day colloquium organised by the Southern Studies in the UK Network (www.ssukn.com) 26th August 2017, University of Hertfordshire Studies of the U.S. South have radically changed across the last century, and especially so in the twenty-first. As Michael Bibler (2016) has argued recently, southern studies scholars “begin with the assumption that there’s…

CFP: Social Cohesion in Times of Uncertainty (9 June)

CFP: Social Cohesion in Times of Uncertainty, 24-25 September 2017 The annual Cumberland Colloquium stimulates discussion on areas of pressing social and ethical importance. This year’s theme is ‘Social Cohesion in Times of Uncertainty’. We live in an increasingly uncertain world. In recent years we have seen a chain of overlapping and intersecting crises – from the financial crisis…

CFP: Special Issue of Comparative American Studies: American Networks – Radicals Under the Radar (31 May)

Call for Papers for a special issue of Comparative American Studies: American Networks: Radicals Under the Radar (1868-1968) Networks are the life-blood of many collaborative artistic and political movements. The aim of this special issue is to explore the confluence of American art and radicalism transnationally in the hundred-year lead up to 1968, a high-point…

Registration open – Voices of Dissent: Social Movements and Political Protest in Postwar America (19 May)

“Voices of Dissent”: Social Movements and Political Protest in Post-war America: Registration Open Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford 2 June, 2017 Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Professor Michael S. Foley (Université Grenoble Alpes), author of Front Porch Politics: The Forgotten Heyday of American Activism in the 1970s and 1980s  Dr Simon Hall (University of Leeds), author of American…