Archival Report from Laura Jean Cameron, Eccles Centre Visiting Canadian Fellow

The Eccles Centre Visiting Canadian Fellowship allowed me to explore the British Library’s valuable materials on conservation and sound materials for my research into the life and works of ecologist Dr. William W.H. ‘Bill’ Gunn, writes Laura Jean Cameron. My project represents the first extensive examination of Gunn, a figure who shaped the fields of ecology, environmental consultancy and sound recording in a formative period for the conservation of Canadian natures.

BAAS plans for Equality & Diversity

One of the most pressing concerns currently facing the HE sector in the UK today is how to improve and maintain records on equality and diversity. Discover how BAAS, the leading association for American Studies in the UK, is helping to develop an academic environment that prioritises equality and diversity in all its forms.

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Introducing Katharina Donn, U.S. Studies Online’s new Assistant Editor for European Relations

U.S. Studies Online is pleased to introduce Katharina Donn, the new Assistant Editor for European Relations. Find out more about Katharina’s plans for the role and the rationale behind the creation of the position in this post. What is the new Assistant Editor role at U.S. Studies Online? Why was it created?  Jade and Todd, Co-Editors of U.S. Studies Online: The Assistant…

Call for updates from BAAS Chair Brian Ward

Dear BAAS members, Can I ask you to send me information about noteworthy achievements by BAAS members, such as: promotions grants, scholarships and fellowships retirements information about institutional or programme development It would be good to keep track of and publicize this kind of news throughout the year in the quarterly newsletter American Studies in…

Archival Report from Catherine Bateson, Eccles Centre Postgraduate Fellowship recipient 2015

The British Library’s American Civil War archives provided me with excellent sources that support my doctoral research into the Irish experience of the conflict and sentiments expressed in accounts, letters and contemporary song lyrics, writes Catherine Bateson, Eccles Centre Postgraduate Fellow 2015. A scrapbook of over two hundred American Civil War song-sheets revealed a wealth…

Archival Report from J. Michelle Coghlan, BAAS Founders’ Travel Award recipient 2015

The generous BAAS Founders’ Travel Award funded my final archival trip for my first monograph that discusses how the now largely-forgotten Paris Commune became, for writers and readers across virtually all classes and political persuasions, a critical locus for re-occupying both radical and mainstream memory of revolution and empire, writes J. Michelle Coghlan. During my trip…