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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: Apocalyptic Nostalgia? Cold War Imagery in Popular Culture (Deadline: March 21st)

    Submissions are invited for our July conference in Manchester examining the Cold War in pop culture. Contributions exploring the complexities of encountering Cold War imagery within popular film, television, video and tabletop games, music, graphic novels and social media content are welcome. In particular, it aims to examine the way in which this imagery impacts understandings of the apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic within popular culture. The

    EAAS Postgraduate Travel Grant

    The call for EAAS Postgraduate Travel Grants is now open. Grants of up to EURO 2,000 are available. Deadline for applications is 31 May 2023.

    Call for Nominations – BAAS 2023 AGM

    In advance of the 2023 AGM (which will be held at Keele University on Thursday April 13th 2023), elections will be held for a number of posts within BAAS. Current incumbents of these positions may stand for re-election if not disbarred by the Constitution’s limits on length of continuous service in Committee posts, nor by clauses relating to particular roles.

    Extended Call for Papers SHAW annual Conference

    The Society for the History of Women in the Americas (SHAW) welcomes proposals for its annual conference at Manchester Metropolitan University. The conference is open to papers on any topic, geographical period, chronological time, or themes related to the history of women and gender non conforming individuals in the Americas. However, we would particularly encourage papers that explore ‘Reproduction, Bodily Autonomy and Law ’

    Call for Papers: Politics, Policy and Publics in the United States and United Kingdom: Exploring Linkages and Making Comparisons

    Workshop, University of Leicester, Friday 26th May 2023 We invite the submissions of proposals for the presentation of research which addresses topics of relevance to both the US and UK, including relations between the two countries in the international context and comparisons of political phenomena or public policy in the two countries’ domestic contexts. We also welcome research exploring the linkages between the two countries’ societies and peoples. The workshop’s focus concerns the period from World War Two to the present day.

    HOTCUS & BAAS Early Career Workshop – Interview Skills with Dr. Uta Balbier

    Organized in conjunction with the British Association of American Studies (BAAS), HOTCUS is pleased to present our next Zoom workshop for early career researchers and academics. Each session is designed to provide an opportunity for ECAs to meet and share experiences, with workshops attached to meetings every other month that addresses a particular skill. Our next workshop at 2pm on the 8th of March 2023 will explore interview skills with Dr. Uta Balbier of the Rothermere American Institute.

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