The 60th Annual BAAS Conference will be held at the University of Northumbria between Thursday April 9th and Sunday April 12th 2015.

BAAS A5 FlyerFINAL-page-001Pleanary speakers will be:
• Gary Younge. Author, broadcaster and award-winning columnist for The Guardian and The Nation.
• Dana Nelson. Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English, Vanderbilt University.
• Sarah Churchwell. Professor of American Literature and Public Understanding of the Humanities, University of East Anglia

Paper and panel proposals are welcomed on any subject that falls under the remit of American Studies. We invite proposals from individuals and from other interest groups including associations linked to BAAS, such as the APG, BGEAH, BrANCH, TSA and HOTCUS. The conference marks the sixtieth anniversary of BAAS, the fiftieth of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, and the 150th of the end of the Civil War, and we warmly welcome suggestions for related papers and panels.

Proposals for 20-minute presentations should be a maximum of 250 words and include a provisional title. Proposals by two or more people sharing a common theme are warmly invited and we welcome panels that cross disciplinary boundaries. The conference organisers hope to continue the initiative shown at previous BAAS Annual Conferences by scheduling roundtable discussions and innovative panel presentations, and we encourage such proposals as appropriate.

All proposals should be submitted to by 1 November 2014.

You can follow the conference on Twitter @BAASconf2015 or #BAAS2015. For more information see the conference website.