Funding: AHRC Midlands3Cities, Nottingham Trent University (15 January 2018)

AHRC Midlands3Cities funding for UK/EU students The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M3C) is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, De Montfort University, University of Leicester, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham. M3C is awarding up to 80 PhD Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentships for UK/EU applicants for…

Registration open: BAAS and CHASE Postgraduate Conference, University of Essex (25-26 November)

BAAS Postgraduate Conference – Registration CLOSING SOON! Day 1 (25 Nov 2017): https://tinyurl.com/ycujjxyu  (Fee: £10) USSO Keynote: Patricia Malone (Queen’s University Belfast) ‘We Hold These Truths to Feel Self Evident: Post-Truth and American Myths, or “The Tyranny of Intimacy”’. Parallel Panel Sessions (We’ll publish the full programme for Day 1 soon.) Roundtable: Activism, Academia, and American Studies, speakers: Dr Kate Dossett (University of Leeds), Dr Francisca Fuentes (The…

Funding: PhD Studentships in the Arts and Humanities for 2018, Newcastle University (10 January 2018)

AHRC Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership is offering fifty PhD studentships for 2018 entry. The Partnership brings together the cutting-edge expertise and exceptional resources of Newcastle University, Durham University and Queen’s University Belfast and their strategic partners. Northern Bridge students benefit from supervision, training and development of the highest quality, tailored to the needs of twenty-first-century…

Funding: PhD in Literary History (Race/Representation/Justice/Cultural Activism), Nottingham Trent University

PhD in Literary History (Race/Representation/Justice/Cultural Activism) Overview Applications are welcomed from prospective students to research under the supervision of Professor Sharon Monteith, a Leverhulme Fellow writing a literary history of the US civil rights movement who has supervised c. 30 PhD students to successful completion. Proposals should focus on literary history in the cultural context…

US Studies Online Keynote Competition (1 September)

This year’s US Studies Online Keynote Competition for PGRs and ECRs is open for entries. The winning entrant will be the USSO sponsored Keynote speaker at this year’s Postgraduate BAAS conference, held at the University of Essex (25-26 November). The winner will also be awarded with a £100 book token. The Keynote must engage with the theme of the conference,…

CFP: HELAAS Summer School (5 June)

Call for Participation The Department of American Literature, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in collaboration with the Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS) and the kind contribution of the Fulbright Foundation in Greece is announcing the organization of the 3rd Summer School to take place in Thessaloniki, at Aristotle University (School of English premises; Faculty of Philosophy; 3rd floor)…

PhD Studentship “Overlapping Sovereignties and Treatied Space”, University of Hull (31 May)

To celebrate the University’s research successes, the University of Hull is offering a full-time UK/EU PhD Scholarship or International Fees Bursary for candidates applying for the following project: ‘Overlapping Sovereignties and Treatied Space’ This studentship will start on 18th September 2017 A fully funded PhD bursary opportunity for a candidate with an interest in Native American Indian Studies,…

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…

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

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. The Library’s collection of American pamphlets from the interwar period contains publications by different anti-fascist, anti-capitalist…