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Digital BAAS 2024 - British Association for American Studies


Digital BAAS 2024


We are pleased to announce the 69th Annual BAAS Digital Conference 2024, to be hosted this year on Discord. We hope that the use of this platform will provide exciting and imaginative ways to replicate the in-person conference experience. The conference will be held on the 10th-12th April 2024, and registration will open as soon as possible. 

In the meantime, we are pleased to share the following details:


From the Journal of American Studies: Class and African-American History [title TBC]

Charisse Burden-Stelly (Wayne State University)

Blair Kelley (University of North Carolina) 

Shannon King (Wooster)

Eccles Public Engagement plenary 

[Speaker details TBC]

Eccles Centre Sponsored Keynote: The Fallout from Barbenheimer

Chair: Lydia Plath (University of Warwick / BAAS Chair)

Rebecca Harrison (Open University)

Riziki Millanzi (University of Sussex)

John Wills (University of Kent)

Time and Location: 

The conference will be held on Discord, a platform that allows for text-based and video-based rooms. For more information on using Discord, see this Beginner’s Guide: 

The conference will be held between 10:00-17:15 GMT. 


Registration will open shortly, but we can share the rates with you at this stage. We will not be offering day-rates.

  • Standard members rate: £40
  • Non-member: £60
  • PGR/ECR/Precarious: £20
  • Friend of BAAS: £50

Childcare Bursaries: 

Please enquire at for information about childcare funding.