Race, Empire, Power and The Colour Line in International Politics (9 December 2015)

Race, Empire, Power and the Colour-line in International Politics Seminar This seminar is designed to present an opening salvo in an on-going series of events to debate the theoretical and empirical parameters of the racial, imperialist and power dynamics of the historical and contemporary domestic and global colour-line. Panellists Dr Mark Ledwidge, Canterbury Christ Church…

Gender, Inequalities and Academic Careers: History, American Studies and British Universities (11 November 2015)

  Gender, Inequalities & Academic Careers: History, American Studies and British UniversitiesAn afternoon workshop exploring inequalities, recruitment and progression within History and U.S. studies. Date: 11 November 2015 Time: 14:00 – 17:00 Venue: School of History, Michael Sadler Building, Room 3.11. University of Leeds Sponsored by BAAS and the School of History at the University of Leeds this afternoon workshop brings Postgraduate and…

EVENT: Post-Capitalism 2015: Rethinking Crisis, Culture and Politics (6 November 2015)

  Post-Capitalism 2015: Rethinking Crisis, Culture, and Politics 6 November 2015, Leeds Beckett University http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/events/faculty-events/postcapitalism-2015-rethinking-crisis-culture-and-politics-all-day-event/ The beginning of the twenty-first century has been turbulent and traumatic, with a global Financial Crisis, a prolonged depression, and deep cuts in public spending under the aegis of ‘austerity’. How can we emerge from this period as a fairer,…

REGISTRATION: After-Image: Life-Writing and Celebrity

  We are happy to announce that registration is open and the conference programme is available for the ‘After-Image: Life-Writing and Celebrity’ conference on 19 September 2015 in Oxford. Keynote speakers are Sarah Churchwell and Man Booker Prize nominee Andrew O’Hagan. Through this conference we will be considering the interplay between the fields of celebrity studies…

REGISTRATION: Money Talks: Inequality and North American Identity, 49th Parallel Conference

  49th Parallel Interdisciplinary Postgraduate and Early Career Conference University of Nottingham 19th June 2015 Seven years on from the start of the Great Recession, North America remains racked with problems of poor job opportunities, financial sector profligacy, and the ever growing disparity between the mega-rich and the destitute. Occupy movements, government shutdowns and striking fast…

REGISTRATION: The Historical “Dispute of the New World”: European Historians of the United States and European History, Culture and Public Life

(DEADLINE POSTPONED) At the foundation of this scholarly gathering is the opinion that European Americanist historians, while writing on the American past, have still been often inspired by personal, cultural, public values, issues and concerns stemming from their national European locations. Most European Americanist historians have as a consequence not “gone American,” but have remained…

REGISTRATION: Firearms and Freedom: The Relevance of the Second Amendment in the 21st Century

Registration is now open for the Firearms and Freedom: The Relevance of the Second Amendment in the 21st Century conference, which takes place at the British Library on June 11. There are a number of excellent speakers, most notably Professors Joyce Malcolm and Saul Cornell. Lunch and refreshments are included in the absurdly low registration…

REGISTRATION: Facing America: Viewing the Face in American Art and Visual Culture

Facing America: viewing the face in American art and visual culture A SAVAnT (Scholars of American Visual Art and Text) symposium, July 10th 2015, the Eccles Centre, the British Library, Euston Road, NW1 2DB Programme 8.45-9.00 Welcome, coffee and pastries 9.00-10.40 Panel 1: Presidential Faces Allison M. Stagg (Technische Universität Berlin), ‘Portraits and Humour: American…

REGISTRATION: Art, Culture and Ethics in Black and White: 100 Years of the Birth of a Nation

The second symposium of the network, Art, Culture and Ethics in Black and White: 100 Years of The Birth of a Nation takes place on May 28-29 at the Whitworth Art Gallery of the University of Manchester. Entitled ‘The Birth of a Nation: Regions, Nations and the Transnational’ the focus will be on domestic and…