EVENT: Civil Rights Documentary Cinema and the 1960s (24-26 May)

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN:  BRITISH ACADEMY LANDMARK CONFERENCE Civil Rights Documentary Cinema and the 1960s: Transatlantic Conversations on History, Race and Rights The British Academy, London 24-26 May 2016 This conference is co-sponsored by the Centre for Research in Race and Rights, the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, the University of Leicester and the University…

EVENT: Marxism in Culture Seminar (5.30pm, 29 April)

Marxism in Culture Seminar  Friday, 29 April 2016 17:30–19:30 Wolfson Room NB01 Institute of Historical Research Senate House, University of London http://www.history.ac.uk/events/seminars/132 Free and open to all Cathy Bergin (University of Brighton) ‘Internationalism and black agency in the African American radical Press (1918-1924)’ For at least two generations of black activists in the United States, the…

PRIZE: Micheal Lobel Awarded Eldredge Prize

Michael Lobel Awarded the 28th Annual Eldredge Prize The Smithsonian American Art Museum has awarded the 2016 Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in American Art to Michael Lobel, professor of art history at Hunter College in New York City, for his book John Sloan: Drawing on Illustration (Yale University Press, 2014). The jurors cited the…

JOB: Research Fellows in the Humanites, Northumbria University (12 May)

Northumbria University is advertising for two Research Fellows in the Humanities, with American Studies listed among the areas from which applications are particularly encouraged. Informal enquiries can be made to Sylvia Ellis at sylvia.ellis@northumbria.ac.uk (Tel: 0191 227 3456). Further details can be found athttp://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ANL248/vice-chancellors-research-fellow-in-humanities-2-posts/. The deadline for applications is May 12, 2016.

JOB: Lecturer (Teaching Focussed) in 19th/20th Century American History, University of Manchester (5 May)

Closing date : 05/05/2016 Reference : HUM-08088 Faculty / Organisational unit : Humanities School / Directorate : School of Arts, Languages and Cultures Division : English, American Studies and Creative Writing Employment type : Fixed Term Duration : 1 September 2016 to 30 June 2018 Location : Oxford Road, Manchester Salary : £34,576 to £35,609 per annum pro rata Hours per week : 0.5FTE You…

RESOURCES: IHR North American Collections

United States History in the Institute of Historical Research Library This is a significant collection of printed primary sources covering the United States from Independence. Its highlights include bibliography, administrative records, Presidential papers, and extensive editions of letters, transatlantic correspondence, journals and diaries written by individuals across different time periods. In addition, the collection includes…

EVENT: Ghost: Myth and Reality of the American Western Homeland (28 April-18 June 2016)

Exhibition: GHOST: Myth and Reality of the American Western Homestead Artist:  Sarah Dryden Venue:  Solent Showcase Gallery, Sir James Matthews Building, Above Bar, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 7NN When:  28 April 2016 – 18 June 2016 Preview:  27 April 2016 GHOST: Myth and Reality of the American Western Homestead is the latest exhibition at Southampton Solent University’s…

CFP: Remediating Images (15 June)

WHAT DO PICTURES DO? “REMEDIATING IMAGES/ L’IMAGE REMÉDIATISÉE” International conference June 1 and 2, 2017 Université de Bordeaux Montaigne Organizing Committee Mathilde Arrivé (EMMA, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3) Nicolas Labarre (CLIMAS, Université Bordeaux Montaigne) Héléna Lamouliatte-Schmitt (CLIMAS, Université de Bordeaux) Richard Phelan (LERMA, Université Aix-Marseille) Keynote speakers Jan Baetens (Professor of Cultural Studies/Literary Studies, University…

JOB: Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, Reading University (25 May 2016)

The University of Reading is seeking to appoint a teaching intensive Lecturer in Politics and International Relations. We welcome applications from candidates with recognised teaching excellence across a broad range of subjects, who can contribute to administration and outreach. Expertise in British or American Politics is essential but we would also welcome applicants with knowledge…