Armed People of African Descent: Africa and the Americas: 1750-1900 (12-13 May)

‘Armed people of African descent: Africa and the Americas, 1750-1900’ Conference at the University of Warwick 12th-13th May 2017 This conference is concerned with the use of armed men of African descent by the European empires and American states of the Atlantic world in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This encompasses both those deliberately armed…

CFP: Before and After Beat Exploded: Essential Studies on ruth weiss (12 April)

CALL FOR PAPERS (extended deadline) “Before and after Beat exploded: Essential studies on ruth weiss.” ruth weiss has worked for almost seven decades – and at 88 continues to work – with a plurality of artistic forms: she has authored around twenty poetry books, performed and recorded Jazz & Poetry, written more than ten plays,…

REGISTRATION: Border Control: On the Edges of American Art (5 May)

Border Control: On the Edges of American Art Thursday 25 and Friday 26 May 2017 Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 4BB, UK Conference convened by Julia Bailey (Tate Research) and Alex Taylor (University of Pittsburgh) Supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art Reserve your place now for this major international conference.…

CFP: Transformers: All that is Solid Changes into Something Else (28 February 2017)

TRANSFORMERS: all that is solid changes into something else INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON  PRACTICES AND MEMES IN CONTEMPORARY MEDIA & CULTURE Department of Languages and Cultures University of Aveiro, Portugal 29, 30 June & 1 July 2017 Keynote addresses by: Roz Kaveney, Author and Activist Toby Miller, University of California Riverside & Loughborough University London The…

CFP and Call for Art: “The Summer of Love”: A One Day Counter-cultural Event (1 March)

Registration is now open for  “The Summer of Love”: A One-Day Countercultural Event in Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Summer of 1967 Queen’s University Belfast, 28 July 2017 The Summer of Love was not simply an American phenomenon but an occurrence with international and intercultural influence and significant social and political effects, transforming…

CFP: Winning the Western Approaches: Unrestricted Submarine Warfare and the US Navy in Ireland, 1917-18 (12 March)

Winning the Western Approaches: Unrestricted Submarine Warfare and the US Navy in Ireland, 1917-18 University College Cork 5 – 7 July 2017 Industrial warfare during the First World War extended underwater, as submarines destroyed up to 5,000 vessels and altered the course of the conflict. Germany’s resumption of unrestricted submarine warfare in early 1917 brought…

CFP: Encounters in the “Game-Over” Era: The Americas in Video Games (28 February)

Call for Submissions Encounters in the ‘Game-Over Era’: The Americas in Video Games Research done in the frame of the ‘new imperial studies’ has made it clear that in the past half century our everyday relationship to and encounters with ‘empire’ and our (post)colonial heritage have changed almost entirely. On the one hand, the contemporary…

CFP: Theorizing the Popular (17 March 2017)

Theorising the Popular Conference 2017 Liverpool Hope University, June 21st-22nd 2017 The Popular Culture Research Group at Liverpool Hope University is delighted to announce its seventh annual international conference, ‘Theorising the Popular’. Building on the success of previous years, the 2017 conference aims to highlight the intellectual originality, depth and breadth of ‘popular’ disciplines, as well…

CFP: Trump’s America (10 March 2017)

Trump’s America Clinton Institute for American Studies University College Dublin 5-6 May 2017 Call for Papers This conference will examine the political and cultural significance of Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States, and consider the first 100 days of his administration. Speakers include: Robert Brigham (Vassar College), Scott Lucas (University of Birmingham/EAWorldview),…