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Latest News and Events

    Individuality and Community in Mid-Century American Culture (1945-1968)

    CFP: Individuality and Community in Mid-Century American Culture (1945-1968) One-day symposium, October 27, 2023 We seek papers that address the topic of individuality and community in mid-century American culture, inviting explorations of the literature, film, art, and thought of the period. We are interested in papers that approach these topics and the period more broadly, but also in papers that focus on individual writers, artists, and thinkers. 300-word proposal are invited to be sent by August 1, 2023.

    CFP POLLEN 2023: Rights, sovereignty, and emerging technologies in global environmental governance

    We are excited that POLLEN 2023 will be held in person in Durban and are looking forward to seeing many people there. In the time between our original submission and now, interests and availabilities have evolved, so we are looking for a couple of panelists to round out our panel below. Please feel free to circulate widely, and interested individuals should send a expression of interest, including a title and 250 word abstract to the organizers by March 27th.

    Masterclass: American Democracy in the Spotlight

    A Masterclass by Prof. Bennet Gershman at Birmingham City University on 30th March at 5.30 pm. The Centre for American Legal Studies at Birmingham City University is delighted to host the Masterclass: American Democracy in the Spotlight by Professor Bennett Gershman and Professor Lissa Griffin. Registration starts: 5.00pm Event: 5.30pm – 7.30pm Please book a free ticket here:

    New Modalities of Irishness: Performance, Race and Inequality

    University College Dublin Clinton Institute and Boston University College of Fine Arts are pleased to announce a symposia series entitled “New Modalities of Irishness," to be held on 24 June 2023 at Boston University.

    Transatlantic Studies Association 2023 Annual Conference – Extended Deadline Call for Papers

    Transatlantic Studies Association 21st Annual Conference University of Plymouth, UK, 3-5 July 2023

    BAAS Annual Conference 2023

    BAAS 2023 Annual Conference Provisional Programme and Registration Information Keele University, Wednesday April 12 to Friday April 14, 2023 Registration for the 2023 British Association for American Studies Annual Conference has now opened!  Please visit the Event Page for further information and to register.

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