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…

American Politics Group Annual Conference (2 December 2016)

Roll up! Roll up! There could hardly be a more exciting time to be thinking and talking about US politics so please sign up now for the 2016 American Politics Group annual colloquium via the link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/american-politics-group-colloquium-2016-tickets-28756295855 This year we will be at the Eccles Centre (British Library) from 11am – 5pm and the…

REGISTRATION OPEN: Roll of Thunder Symposium (23-24 September)

Registration now open: Roll of Thunder symposium at Cambridge University Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th September 2016 (book for either or both days) Please join us for a special event celebrating the 40th anniversary of Mildred Taylor’s classic children’s novel, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Confirmed keynote speakers: Professor Michelle Martin, University of Washington…

REGISTRATION: The US and US: American History in Britain in the Twenty-First Century – A Workshop for Early Career Researchers (13 July)

The US and Us: American History in Britain in the Twenty-First Century A Workshop for Early Career Researchers 15-16 September 2016 The United Kingdom has long been home to a number of world renowned historians of the United States. However, historians of the U.S. based in the United Kingdom face a number of distinct challenges.…

EVENT: Negotiated Territories: Rethinking Americas Borders (17 June)

Negotiated Territories: Rethinking America’s Borders York St. John University, 23 June 2016 Recent debates over immigration in the United States, and elsewhere, have led to renewed interest in the meaning of borders, frontiers, regions, and the spaces and places in-between. The study of borderlands has become of crucial intellectual concern to scholars in the humanities…

CALL FOR CHAIRS: NSRN Indigenous Environments Conference (6-8 July)

PANEL CHAIRS sought for NSRN Indigenous Environments conference, July 6-8, at UEA Conference Registration: https://www.uea.ac.uk/american-studies/indigenous-environments-conference WEDNESDAY 6th JULY PANEL 1: ARTISTIC ENVIRONMENTS CHAIR: GARETH CLAYTON (University of East Anglia, UK and University of Victoria, Canada) “Sga gisdll: Storyline”: The renaming of formline through the Haida language project of Gwaai and Jaalen Edenshaw DENIZ BAKER (Glyndwr University, UK) ‘Everything depends…

EVENT: Marilynne Robinson Symposium (1 June)

Marilynne Robinson Symposium June 10, 2016 Nottingham Trent University Registration is now open for the Marilynne Robinson Symposium. The full programme and further information, along with the registration link, can be found on the symposium website here: https://robinsonsymposium.wordpress.com/ The day’s events will culminate in a roundtable discussion featuring Prof. Bridget Bennett, Prof. Sarah Churchwell, and Prof. Richard…