JOB: Lead Curator of North American Collections, British Library (29 May)

This is an exciting opportunity to work with one of the world’s major collections of library materials from the Americas. This role is based within the Library’s European and Americas Collections department, and will lead the curatorial team responsible for the management and development of the printed and digital collections from North America, Latin America,…

JOB: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in American Literature, University of Lincoln (13 June 2016)

The University of Lincoln is an ambitious institution becoming a top 50 University in 2012. Its strategy is to combine outstanding research with research-engaged teaching and learning. The University seeks to recruit a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in American Literature. This post is located within the School of English and Journalism, as part of the…

CFP: The Day Before Frank O’Hara Died: Frank O’Hara and Friends (27 May)

CALL FOR PAPERS The Day Before O’Hara Died: Frank O’Hara and Friends A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of the New York Poet, 50 years on   When: Sunday, July 24th, 2016; 11.00am – 8.00pm Where: The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH What: This one-day colloquium will bring together poets, academics and members of the public to…

EVENT: Two Centuries of Peacemaking (7-8 June)

On 7 and 8 June, the academics from Newcastle University and Northumbria University are jointly hosting a conference celebrating ‘Two Centuries of Peacemaking’. The event marks two anniversaries: the bicentenary of the foundation of the Peace Society (the first major peace organisation in Britain) and the centenary of Britain’s enactment of conscription during World War One…

REGISTRATION: Writing Back, Subverting Dominant Narratives in American Culture (27-28 May)

Writing Back: Subverting Dominant Narratives in American Culture When: 27 & 28 May 2016 Where: River Room, 2nd Floor, King’s Building, Strand, King’s College London, WC2R 2LS Register: https://goo.gl/zhpHe2 An interdisciplinary conference at King’s College London, organised by the American Studies Research Group and the Institute of North American Studies. Discourses on the concept of…

EVENT: SHAW Conference – Gender Religion and Activism (29 June)

Gender, Religion, and Activism Society for the History of Women in the Americas (SHAW) Ninth Annual Conference Programme 29th June 2016 Bedford Centre for the History of Women, Royal Holloway, University of London 9.30- Coffee and Tea 9.45- Welcoming Remarks 10-11: Panel 1 Vanessa Gamble (George Washington University), ‘Clinic and Church: The Activist Life of Dr…

CFP: International Spanish Association for American Studies Conference (15 October 2016)

I am pleased to inform you about the “13th International Spanish Association for American Studies (SAAS) Conference. Understanding (Human) Nature” which will be held at the University of Extremadura. Cáceres (Spain), 5 – 7 April 2017. I would be very grateful if you could forward this information to scholars, researchers and colleagues who might be…

EVENT: Negotiated Territories: Rethinking America’s Borders (23 June)

Negotiated Territories: Rethinking America’s Borders York St. John University, 23 June 2016 Recent debates over immigration in the United States, and elsewhere, have led to renewed interest in the meaning of borders, frontiers, regions, and the spaces and places in-between. The study of borderlands has become of crucial intellectual concern to scholars in the humanities…

CFP: The Power of Hip Hop (16 May)

Call for Submissions: The Power of Hip Hop A one-day seminar on the role of hip hop in affecting positive social change Papers from academics, practitioners and postgraduate students encouraged Type: Seminar Date: Friday 8th July 2016-04-14 Location: Rich Mix Cultural Foundation, London, UK Subject Fields: Contemporary History, Humanities, Politics, African American History, International Development, Contemporary & Popular Music…