New Presidential History Network

The Presidential History Network serves the academic needs of scholars interested in the United States’ presidency, individual presidents, and corollary interests in the institutional, political or cultural history of the American polity   From Washington to Obama the network is a means of disseminating research ideas and findings, developing fora for discussion and debate, supporting book…

USApp- American Politics and Policy new blog venture

Announcing London School of Economics’ new blog venture, USApp- American Politics and Policy, which launched on 2 September. USApp’s central mission is to increase the public understanding of social science in the context of American politics and policymaking. Our focus is broad-based and multidisciplinary, covering all aspects of governance, economics, politics, culture and society in…

Launch of the University of Sussex’s new Centre for American Studies with public lecture by Professor Eric Lott

Open Lecture: The new academic year sees the launch of the University of Sussex’s new Centre for American Studies Its inaugural lecture, ‘Obama Unchained’, is being given by Prof. Eric Lott on Thursday 31st October 2013. For more information on the talk, and details of how to book your place, please visit http://www.sussex.ac.uk/broadcast/read/20713

‘Homeward Bound’: Nation, Belonging and the American Home, BAAS and IAAS Postgraduate Conference,The University of Nottingham, 7- 8th December 2013

Keynote speakers: Professor Bridget Bennett (University of Leeds) Professor Randall Woods (University of Arkansas) The home has long served as a powerful signifier of American culture and identity, from the colonial frontier log cabin constructed to resist the rigors of a New World, to the suburban house synonymous with affluence and spiralling consumerism. The home…

BAAS Fundraising Notice

The BAAS Executive would like to invite members and supporters to help us raise money for BAAS by using the “www.easyfundraising.org.uk” website. In brief, once you have registered with the site, a percentage of any money you routinely spend with a huge number of online retailers including Expedia, Lastminute, Sainsbury’s, John Lewis, abebooks, etc, is…