Food Studies in the USA: New Directions (11 May)

FOOD STUDIES IN THE USA: NEW DIRECTIONS   THURSDAY 11 MAY, 16:30–18:00. School of English, University of Leeds On May 11, the School of English at the University of Leeds is hosting a panel session in which three leading scholars in the vibrant field of US food culture studies will join in conversation and discuss their new research: Dr. J. Michelle Coghlan is Lecturer in…

Borders vs. Bridges: Nationalism and Transnationalism in the Americas (11-12 May)

Dear Friends and Colleagues of the UCL Americas Research Network We are delighted to send you the program for our upcoming conference Borders vs. Bridges: Nationalism and Transnationalism in the Americas. Our third international annual conference will be held on the 11-12 May this year, at the Institute of the Americas, UCL, in London. We are confident that this conference will…

Registration open – Voices of Dissent: Social Movements and Political Protest in Postwar America (19 May)

“Voices of Dissent”: Social Movements and Political Protest in Post-war America: Registration Open Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford 2 June, 2017 Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Professor Michael S. Foley (Université Grenoble Alpes), author of Front Porch Politics: The Forgotten Heyday of American Activism in the 1970s and 1980s  Dr Simon Hall (University of Leeds), author of American…

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…