The British Association for American Studies was founded in 1955. It exists to promote, support and encourage the study of the United States in the Universities, Colleges and Schools of the United Kingdom, and by independent scholars. It welcomes application forms from all those engaged in or connected with the study of the United States.
The website is intended to be the hub of the BAAS community with information on our awards, annual conferences, schools’ liaison work, calls for papers, publications, job listings, related research networks and a media contacts database through which we can share our expertise and increase our visibility. We continue to include BAAS news, resources and links, as well as information on our committee structures. We welcome communication from our members and from anyone interested in the work we do to promote the study of America in the UK. Chair 2019-2022: Dr Cara Rodway, Deputy Head, Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library.
Special Announcement: BAAS 2022
British Association for American Studies Annual Conference
University of Hull, UK
Thursday April 21st to Saturday April 23rd 2022
We are excited to announce that the 66th annual British Association for American Studies conference at the University of Hull, will be held between the 21st and 23rd of April 2022. We look forward to welcoming the international American Studies community to our beautiful Yorkshire campus. Building on the successes of the 2021 Digital Conference, the Hull conference is currently planned as a hybrid event.
Upcomming Events and Opportunities
Each week in our BAAS mail list, we share details of upcomming events and opportunities for those in the American Studies community. This might include Call for Papers, events, seminars and conferences.
THE 2022 BAAS AWARDS ARE OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
Each year, BAAS offers a growing list of essay awards, prizes, teaching assistantships, and research assistance awards. Last year, we added a new undergraduate essay award for students of colour and, in light of the climate crisis and our commitment to promote low-carbon research practices, we transformed the travel assistance awards into research assistance awards, offering the possibility of hiring research assistants to pursue archival research remotely. This year, we are excited to announce the launch of two new essay awards for students of colour at postgraduate and school level.