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Latest News and Events

    Professorship in American Literature and Culture (University of Zurich) – Deadline: October 18, 2023

    Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The University of Zurich invites applications for a professorship in American Literature and Culture starting on 1 February 2025.

    50th Annual Conference, APG of the UK PSA

    The 50th annual conference of the American Politics Group of the UK Political Studies Association will be held at Queen Mary University of London, Thursday 4th to Saturday 6th January 2024. Last Booking Date for this Event: 30th November 2023 Location: Graduate Centre, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

    Ellen Craft Essay Prize

    The Scottish Association for the Study of America (SASA) is thrilled to announce this year’s Ellen Craft Essay Prize is now open for submissions. The Ellen Craft Essay Prize is awarded to the best essay by a graduate student or early-career researcher on a topic relating to women, gender, or minority studies within the Americas.

    Free Access for All to Stellar IDR contributors: Connected Nations: Indigenous Rights and the Royal Proclamation of 1763

    To mark the 260th Anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763 which remains pivotal to the assertion of Indigenous rights in Northeastern America, all are welcome to attend the 'Connected Nations" symposium. 6-7 October 2023 | Queen’s University (Kingston) | Online via Zoom This online event is free and Q&A questions are encouraged, visit Eventbrite to register.

    Eccles Centre Digital Salon – Irish-American War Songs with Catherine V. Bateson

    Please join us for the bi-monthly The Eccles Centre Digital Salon, an online forum that showcases research outputs undertaken by Eccles Fellows and Award winners at the British Library. The Digital Salon on Tuesday 5 September (16.30-17.30 UK time) will spotlight the work of Dr Catherine V. Bateson, associate lecturer in American history at the University of Kent, examining the culture and sentiments of Irish American Civil War Songs.

    To Begin the World Over Again: the Life of Thomas Paine

    You are invited to attend performances of To Begin the World Over Again: the Life of Thomas Paine at various venues across England and in Scotland and Ireland as part of my European Tour. The play was written in consultation with five scholars, including Gary B. Nash and Harvey J. Kaye. Performances in America have included The Organization of American Historians, Harvard Law SChool, Grand Performances in Los Angeles, Faneuil Hall in Boston, the Boston Central Library, the Public Theatre in New York and the Thomas Paine National Historical Association Conference in New Rochelle, New York.

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