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The British Association for American Studies is pleased to maintain a list of news and events from across the American Studies community.

The items below include news from BAAS itself and submissions from other institutions and organisations. You will find posts organised by category below. Each week, the news and events submitted to BAAS, are included on the Weekly Digest mailing. You can sign up to receive the weekly mailing by completing this form.

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Latest News and Events

    Job Opportunity: Research Events Producer, British Library

    The British Library is looking for a p/t Research Events Producer (Fixed term: 18 months - 21.6 hrs per week, salary £33,600 pro rata). Deadline 12 May.

    Olivette Otele Paper Prize Lecture | May 30th 17.30-19.00 | “Black Women Radicals and Networks of Transnational Resistance in the Twentieth-Century” Tionne Alliyah Parris (University of Hertfordshire)

    The Institute of Historical Research's History Lab is delighted to announce the winner of our 2024 Olivette Otele Paper Prize: Tionne Alliyah Parris (University of Hertfordshire). Tionne's prize-winning talk will be a must-attend for anyone interested in Black history, transnational feminism and social justice movements.

    Research/Publication Funding Opportunity

    The journal History is offering two awards (one early career, one mid-career) for up to £1500 leading to creation of a journal article in any field of history from any time period or geographical location. Articles will be published in the journal and are expected to be submitted within 18 months of the award.

    BAAS PG Roundtable Series 2024

    Submissions are now open for a series of online postgraduate roundtables!

    EAAS Postgraduate Travel Grants

    Postgraduate students in the Humanities and Social Sciences who are registered for a higher research degree at any European university in the country/territory of the national/regional association, and have been members of an American Studies association belonging to EAAS for at least one year may apply. The Transatlantic Grant will permit the holder to conduct research which illuminates a particular area of American Studies in a designated university, independent research organization or archive in the United States.

    Cultures of Automobility

    For over a century, automobility has been at the center of complex and far-reaching technological, scientific, social, and cultural transformations. Cultural production has consistently been engaged with and shaped by automobility. We invite proposals that engage with the local, national, and global cultures of automobility, from literature and film to visual art, video games, and social movements. We hope to bring together perspectives on the cultures of automobility in various countries and from various disciplines, including literature, history, geography, sociology, and cultural studies.

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