CFP: Magazines on the Move: North American Periodicals and Travel (5 May)

CALL FOR PAPERS: Magazines on the Move: North American Periodicals and Travel A one-day seminar hosted by the Centre for Travel Writing Studies, Nottingham Trent University, in collaboration with the Network for American Periodical Studies  Tuesday 6th June 2017, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus Keynote speaker: Professor Andrew Thacker (Nottingham Trent University) Organisers:      Prof Tim Youngs…

CFP: Studying the South: Approaches and Orientations (1 June)

Studying the South: Approaches and Orientations A one-day colloquium organised by the Southern Studies in the UK Network (www.ssukn.com) 26th August 2017, University of Hertfordshire Studies of the U.S. South have radically changed across the last century, and especially so in the twenty-first. As Michael Bibler (2016) has argued recently, southern studies scholars “begin with the assumption that there’s…

CFP: Social Cohesion in Times of Uncertainty (9 June)

CFP: Social Cohesion in Times of Uncertainty, 24-25 September 2017 The annual Cumberland Colloquium stimulates discussion on areas of pressing social and ethical importance. This year’s theme is ‘Social Cohesion in Times of Uncertainty’. We live in an increasingly uncertain world. In recent years we have seen a chain of overlapping and intersecting crises – from the financial crisis…

CFP: Special Issue of Comparative American Studies: American Networks – Radicals Under the Radar (31 May)

Call for Papers for a special issue of Comparative American Studies: American Networks: Radicals Under the Radar (1868-1968) Networks are the life-blood of many collaborative artistic and political movements. The aim of this special issue is to explore the confluence of American art and radicalism transnationally in the hundred-year lead up to 1968, a high-point…

Registration open – Voices of Dissent: Social Movements and Political Protest in Postwar America (19 May)

“Voices of Dissent”: Social Movements and Political Protest in Post-war America: Registration Open Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford 2 June, 2017 Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Professor Michael S. Foley (Université Grenoble Alpes), author of Front Porch Politics: The Forgotten Heyday of American Activism in the 1970s and 1980s  Dr Simon Hall (University of Leeds), author of American…

LA Confidential: The Library in the City (6 April)

Join Ken Brecher, as he shares stories of the innovative and award-winning work of the Los Angeles Public Library. Ken has led a broad range of cultural institutions including the Sundance Institute and the Boston Children’s Museum as well as producing ground-breaking plays in Los Angeles and New York. Currently President of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, Ken trained as a…

IHR Members Survey (21 April)

Please help us improve our services by taking a few minutes to complete our 2017 survey and letting us know your views about the IHR library. The survey is available online at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ihrlibrary2017 or via printed forms available from the library office or reception. The closing date is Friday 21st April 2017. If you have any problems completing…

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Salzburg American Studies Seminar

LIFE AND JUSTICE IN AMERICA: IMPLICATIONS OF THE NEW ADMINISTRATION Convened by the Salzburg Seminar American Studies Association Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg, Austria September 22-26, 2017 Overview Ever since Salzburg Global Seminar was founded in 1947 as the Salzburg Seminar in American Studies, critical dialogue about American society, history, literature, culture, politics, economics and law has…