Armed People of African Descent: Africa and the Americas: 1750-1900 (12-13 May)

‘Armed people of African descent: Africa and the Americas, 1750-1900’ Conference at the University of Warwick 12th-13th May 2017 This conference is concerned with the use of armed men of African descent by the European empires and American states of the Atlantic world in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This encompasses both those deliberately armed…

Historical Fiction in the United States Since 2000: Contemporary Responses to the Past

Historical Fiction in the United States since 2000: Contemporary Responses to the Past   18 March 2017 University of Nottingham Historical fiction in English constitutes its own enduring tradition but in recent years, it has enjoyed a surge of critical acclaim and commercial popularity, as such scholars as Kate Mitchell and Nicola Parsons have argued. This…

English: Shared Futures

English: Shared Futures, 5-7 July 2017, Newcastle-upon-Tyne http://www.englishsharedfutures.uk What is English: Shared Futures? ‘English: Shared Futures’ (E:SF) is a the first time that all the branches of English – literature, language and creative writing – have come together to talk about and celebrate their subject, and to explore its futures in the nations of the…

Registration Open: Pocahontas and After

Registration is now open for Pocahontas and after: historical culture and transatlantic encounters, 1617-2017 at The British Library and the Institute of Historical Research, London.  March 16-18, 2017 Register and download the programme at the IHR website: http://www.history.ac.uk/events/event/7284 A major international conference to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Pocahontas’ death.  Co-hosted by the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library and…

Registration for BAAS Conference 2017 Open

Registration for 2017 BAAS Annual Conference Now Open The conference will take place 6-8 April 2017, at Canterbury Christ Church University Please visit www.canterbury.ac.uk/BAAS2017 for all details, including information on accommodation, how to get to Canterbury, and the draft programme for the conference, as well as how to register for both the conference and the banquet. If…

EVENT: ‘After the Long Poem’ (23 January 2017)

‘After the Long Poem’ a colloquium and poetry reading by Professor Rachel Blau DuPlessis (Emerita Professor at Temple University) Institute for the Humanities, Floor 1, Lipman Building, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST 5.30-7.00 23 January, 2017 The seminar is FREE and open to all. In this colloquium, Professor Rachel Blau DuPlessis will be discussing…

Register now for War and Conflict in American Society and Culture (18 February)

Registration open for the War and Conflict in American Society and Culture symposium, 18 February, British Library Registration is now open for the ‘War and Conflict in American Society and Culture’ symposium to be held at the British Library on Saturday 18 February 2017. Organised by HOTCUS and hosted by the Eccles Centre for American…

Webinar on Independent Voices (1 December 2016)

Dear colleague The move towards open access publishing continues to accelerate at pace. Jisc Collections would like to hear your views on a proposed cooperation withReveal Digital on their Independent Voices innovative crowdfunding initiative. We’re hosting a webinar which will give you an opportunity to find out more about the model, how it works and how you can contribute. Details…

Retroviral Cultures: AIDS, Twenty Years On (1 December)

Retroviral Cultures: AIDS, Twenty Years On 1 December 2016, 2.00 PM – 6.00 PM Andrew Blades, Maria Vaccarella, Corinne Squire, MK Czerwiec Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building 2016 marks the twentieth anniversary of the 11th International AIDS Conference in Vancouver, at which Taiwanese American researcher David Ho and his team revealed new antiretroviral combination…