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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

    Job: Digital BAAS 2024 Conference Assistant (x3)

    The British Association of American Studies (BAAS) are seeking three conference assistants to help with the running of this year’s Digital Conference. This is our second conference to be hosted entirely remotely, and will be held online 10-12 April 2024.

    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 in the next few weeks.

    CFP: LGBTIQ+ Representations and Media in US Popular Culture

    CFP for the special dossier LGBTIQ+ Representations and Media in US Popular Culture: Exploring New Directions, Challenges, and Queer Heritage aimed at examining these representations seeking to foster a comprehensive and interdisciplinary exploration of LGBTIQ+ representations and media in US popular culture.

    Survey on researcher careers in SHAPE (Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts for People and the Economy) disciplines

    Do you have a degree in a social sciences, humanities or arts discipline and now work in a role where you conduct research and/or use research skills? Please consider responding to our online survey about professional identity, careers and mobility.

    Registration – AfterWords: Reconsidering Narratives of Trauma and Violence in the Humanities

    Please find attached the description, registration poster, and programme for AfterWords: Reconsidering Narratives of Trauma and Violence in the Humanities, a conference of the School of English at Trinity College which will take place both in person (Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin) and online on 9 February 2024. Attendants can register through the links in the programme or via the QR codes on the poster for either the online or in person option. For any queries, feel free to contact the conference organsiers at

    Radical Print Cultures in the US South 15th February 2024

    Radical Print Cultures in the US South is a hybrid one-day conference in association with Leeds Centre for the Comparative History of Print held at the University of Leeds. Bringing together researchers from literary studies and history, the hybrid conference will include a keynote speech, given by Professor Sharon Monteith (Nottingham Trent University), author of SNCC’s Stories: The African American Freedom Movement in the Civil Rights South (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2020)].

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