Organiser’s report on the conference ‘Contesting Power: Rights, Justice, and Dissent in America and Beyond,’ Historians of the Twentieth Century United States (HOTCUS) Postgraduate Conference

On 21 October 2017, Kate Ballantyne and her co-organisers at the University of Cambridge hosted the Historians of the Twentieth Century United States (HOTCUS) Postgraduate Conference on the theme ‘Contesting Power: Rights, Justice, and Dissent in America and Beyond’. Read Kate’s report on the conference here.

Report from Michael Docherty, BAAS Postgraduate Travel Award recipient 2017

The insights gleaned on my award-funded trip will be of invaluable benefit to my scholarship, which in turn I hope will represent a significant development in the field of John Fante studies, writes Michael Docherty. Thanks to the collections in UCLA’s Charles E. Young Research Library I was able to consult rafts of film treatments (many never sold or produced) from Fante’s time in Hollywood that are invaluable in ascertaining which themes and topics preoccupied him persistently throughout his career.

Report from Rachel Sykes, BAAS Founders’ Travel Award recipient 2017

The support of BAAS and the Founders’ Travel Award provided crucial funding for a highly productive and motivational research trip that has kick-started a major research project and my second monograph, writes Rachel Sykes. Material gathered during this trip will be invaluable to a future conference paper and journal article on Chris Kraus and her contemporary, Dodie Bellamy.