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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.

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Latest News and Events

    CFP: University of Erfurt PhD Workshop | Racial Capitalism in the Southern United States during the Civil War and Reconstruction Era | June 13, 2024

    The Collaborative Research Centre “Structural Change of Property” and the Southern Historical Association’s International Graduate Network invite postgraduate scholars to a workshop at the University of Erfurt in Germany entitled “Racial Capitalism in the Southern United States during the Civil War and Reconstruction Era", to be held on June 13th.

    Upcoming LSE event: Déja vu all over again? Super Tuesday and the race for the presidency

    The day after this important primary contest, this panel discussion with academics and journalists will reflect on the US presidential primary results and give their predictions for the general election.

    Southwest Art History Conference CFP

    Proposals are now being accepted for papers for the thirty-fourth “annual” Southwest Art History Conference (SWAHC). The conference will be held in Taos, New Mexico, October 9-11, 2024 (Wednesday-Friday). Papers should be 20-30 minutes in length and generally include visuals. Topics should be relevant to the art and artists of the Southwest or the American West and their place in the broader framework of American art history and visual culture. Deadline 19 May 2024.

    BAAS Call For Nominations 2024

    The BAAS Call For Nominations for the upcoming election is now open! Please see below for full details.

    Teaching American Culture – Short Essays

    The European Journal of American Culture is currently soliciting short articles for a new series about ‘Teaching American Culture’. We want to publish short pieces – around 1 to 3,000 words – that engage with some aspect of teaching American culture in its broadest sense.

    US Presidential Elections Conference

    The University of Grenoble Alps in France will be organizing a two-day conference on the upcoming US presidential elections on October 24 and 25, 2024.

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