CFP: BRANCA Symposium (15 May 2017)

BrANCA 3rd Biennial Symposium: The Not Yet of the Nineteenth-Century U.S. November 17-18, 2017 Streatham Campus, University of Exeter Plenary speakers: ·         Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet (Professor of American Literature, University of Lausanne, Switzerland). Author of The Poetics and Politics of the American Gothic: Gender and Slavery in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (Ashgate 2010). ·         Lloyd Pratt (Drue Heinz Professor of American Literature, University…

Transatlantic Literary Women

Event: Transatlantic Literary Women Symposium at Glasgow Women’s Library, Saturday 3 June Please join us for the Transatlantic Literary Women Symposium at Glasgow Women’s Library on Saturday 3 June. This is the final event this session in the Transatlantic Literary Women Series, funded by BAAS and the US Embassy in London. The event is free,…

Registration open: Hardboiled History: A Noir Lens on America’s Past (19 May)

Last Chance to Register for Hardboiled History: A Noir Lens on America’s Past Hardboiled History is an interdisciplinary conference that brings together researchers interested in the ways contemporary media represents and reinterprets history, by exploring how and why “noir” resurfaces in depictions of America’s past across mediums. It features keynote addressed from Dr. Helen Hanson (Exeter) and graphic novelist and…

BAAS- Cadbury Research Library Archive Internship, University of Birmingham

The British Association of American Studies (BAAS) and the Cadbury Research Library welcome applications for a paid internship to conduct research at the BAAS archive held in Special Collections at the University of Birmingham.  The archive will be of particular interest to researchers working on the history of higher education and academia, transatlantic intellectual history…

BAAS Award Winners 2016-17

At the BAAS Banquet and Eccles Centre Receptions at the Annual Conference at Canterbury Christ Church University, we were delighted to announce the winners of the BAAS and Eccles Centre awards. The projects, books, and essays awarded prizes show the strength and range of American Studies scholarship in Britain, from school students to senior researchers.…

NOTICE: HOTCUS Elections

Each year, the existing steering committee members of the Historians of the Twentieth Century United States (HOTCUS) stand down. The vacant positions are then subject to a new nomination process. This year, three committee members will not be seeking re-election: ·      The Chair (Jonathan Bell) ·      The Events Secretary (Nick Grant) ·      One Postgraduate Secretary (Megan Hunt) Nominations…

Food Studies in the USA: New Directions (11 May)

FOOD STUDIES IN THE USA: NEW DIRECTIONS   THURSDAY 11 MAY, 16:30–18:00. School of English, University of Leeds On May 11, the School of English at the University of Leeds is hosting a panel session in which three leading scholars in the vibrant field of US food culture studies will join in conversation and discuss their new research: Dr. J. Michelle Coghlan is Lecturer in…

Borders vs. Bridges: Nationalism and Transnationalism in the Americas (11-12 May)

Dear Friends and Colleagues of the UCL Americas Research Network We are delighted to send you the program for our upcoming conference Borders vs. Bridges: Nationalism and Transnationalism in the Americas. Our third international annual conference will be held on the 11-12 May this year, at the Institute of the Americas, UCL, in London. We are confident that this conference will…

CFP: HOTCUS Postgraduate Conference (13 August)

HOTCUS Annual Postgraduate Conference: ‘Contesting Power: Rights, Justice, and Dissent in America and Beyond’ Saturday, 21 October 2017, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge Keynote Speaker: Dr Kerry Pimblott, University of Manchester The United States has recently witnessed dissent on a scale unprecedented in recent decades.  Mass protests like the Women’s March on Washington, Black Lives…