Facing America: An American Studies and Visual Art Symposium

July 10th 2015, Eccles Centre for American Studies, The British Library, Euston Road, London Keynote speakers: Professor David Peters Corbett and Professor Celeste-Marie Bernier “The face is a veritable megaphone.” “How do you dismantle the face? [. . .] This takes all the resources of art, and art of the highest kind.” –          Deleuze and Guattari, A Thousand…

The Antislavery Usable Past Postgraduate Research Network

This new network will bring together postgraduate students of historic or contemporary slavery and antislavery studies from across the humanities and social sciences. An annual workshop will create research and learning networks; provide opportunities to debate current topics in the field; and provide a supportive environment where postgraduates can establish valuable contacts for the future.…

Registration Open: ‘States of Exception’ – Cambridge University

We are delighted to announce a major international conference:  States of Exception in American History.  It will be held at Clare College, University of Cambridge, 15-16 May 2015. The purpose of the conference is to explore the role of ‘states of exception’ in American political development.  ‘Exceptions’ will be interpreted broadly to include both suspensions of…

Call for Articles: Open Library of the Humanities Special Issue – American Literature and the Transnational Marketplace

The last fifteen years have seen substantial changes in the way scholars have engaged with US literature and culture. In particular, the rise of two methodological paradigms, TRANSNATIONALISM and PRINT CULTURE STUDIES, have paved the way for exciting new approaches to key questions that have always been at the heart of the discipline: the relationship…

New Issue of American Studies in Britain

To celebrate the holiday season and BAAS’s upcoming 60th anniversary year, please find the latest issue of American Studies in Britain here. It contains a report from the Chair, Travel Reports and other items about the Association. Thanks go to the editor, Kal Ashraf, for putting it together. Wishing all members a wonderful Christmas break…

New Presidential History Network

The Presidential History Network serves the academic needs of scholars interested in the United States’ presidency, individual presidents, and corollary interests in the institutional, political or cultural history of the American polity   From Washington to Obama the network is a means of disseminating research ideas and findings, developing fora for discussion and debate, supporting book…

USApp- American Politics and Policy new blog venture

Announcing London School of Economics’ new blog venture, USApp- American Politics and Policy, which launched on 2 September. USApp’s central mission is to increase the public understanding of social science in the context of American politics and policymaking. Our focus is broad-based and multidisciplinary, covering all aspects of governance, economics, politics, culture and society in…

Launch of the University of Sussex’s new Centre for American Studies with public lecture by Professor Eric Lott

Open Lecture: The new academic year sees the launch of the University of Sussex’s new Centre for American Studies Its inaugural lecture, ‘Obama Unchained’, is being given by Prof. Eric Lott on Thursday 31st October 2013. For more information on the talk, and details of how to book your place, please visit http://www.sussex.ac.uk/broadcast/read/20713