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British Association for American Studies


Digital BAAS 2024


Digital BAAS 2024: 10-12 April 2024, online

Please note: The CFP for Digital BAAS 2024 has now closed. We will shared details of how to register to attend the conference in due course.

We are excited to announce details of the British Association for American Studies’ 69th Annual Conference, our second to be hosted entirely remotely. BAAS, in conjunction with the Green BAAS Network, are committed to reflecting upon the environmental impact of our activities, and to making positive changes to combat climate catastrophe. The decision to host a virtual conference once every three years presents the opportunity not only to minimise international travel and BAAS’s carbon footprint, but also to demonstrate leadership in the sector in relation to sustainability, inclusivity and accessibility. For further details of the reasoning behind this decision, please see the minutes of the 2023 AGM:

BAAS is committed to ensuring that both our digital and in-person conferences are interactive and engaging. Therefore at the digital conference, there will be opportunities for networking, socialising, and sharing ideas informally, as well as more formal research-sharing. We hope that the digital space will enable even more communities to engage with BAAS, and will allow for innovative formats and new collaborations. Indeed, we hope that the reduced costs and increased accessibility for many of a virtual event will facilitate the participation of American Studies students and scholars across the globe. In order to maintain our commitment to accessibility and inclusivity, BAAS will continue to offer financial support for childcare and other caring needs during the virtual conference, as well as discounted rates for postgraduate, early career, and unwaged academics.