Conference Review: APG/BAAS 2022 Annual Colloquium

American Politics Group 2022 Annual Colloquium, Eccles Centre at the British Library, 11 November 2022 The APG Colloquium was held in person for the first time since 2019, and what a wonder it was to see everyone in the room again at the British Library. The Colloquium was based around… Continue reading

Panel Review: HOTCUS 2022 ‘Race, Rhetoric and Visibility’

‘Panel 2B: Race, Rhetoric, and Visibility’, HOTCUS 2022 Annual Conference, University of Edinburgh, 22-24 June 2022 On the second day of the Historians of Twentieth-Century United States (HOTCUS) Annual Conference, three researchers presented their current works-in-progress under the topic of ‘Race, Rhetoric, and Visibility.’ To begin, Dr. Emily Brady (Teaching… Continue reading

Conference Review: ‘Black Women’s Activism in the Americas’, SHAW Annual Conference 2022

The British Library, 1st July 2022 The Society for the History of Women in the Americas (SHAW), co-organised with the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library, hosted its 2022 annual conference at the British Library. The conference’s theme focused on Black women and their grassroots activism in… Continue reading

Conference Review: ‘Pandemics, Public Health, and Statecraft in Twentieth-Century U.S. History’

Day One, University College London, 4-5 July 2022 Organised by University College London’s Stephen Colbrook, Pandemics, Public Health, and Statecraft provided a platform for the exploration of the far-reaching intersections between statecraft and contagious disease, highlighting the emergence of identity, memory, and policymaking as narratives vital to advancing our understanding… Continue reading

BAAS 2022 Panel Review: ‘Cultures of Surveillance and Counterinsurgency’

‘Cultures of Surveillance and Counterinsurgency’, British Association for American Studies Conference 2022, University of Hull, 21-23 April 2022 Cultures of Surveillance and Counterinsurgency was a panel held online for the BAAS 2022 conference on April 23rd 2022. Chaired by Molly Geidel, University of Manchester, the two speakers were Heena Hussain,… Continue reading

Panel Review BAAS 2022: ‘Rethinking Identity and Place in the South: Cultural Production and Community Formations’

One of the advantages of returning to an in-person conference format is the opportunity to benefit from all the modes of knowledge exchange on offer over the three-day period—from panels, to keynotes, to workshops. One such example was the BAAS 2022 roundtable titled “Rethinking Identity and Place in the South:… Continue reading

BAAS 2022 Panel Review: ‘Considering Presidential Legacies: Reagan and Trump’

The British Association of American Studies (BAAS) Conference 2022 at the University of Hull was a hybrid format, with some panels happening in-person at the beautiful Hull campus, and other panels accessible online. Being at Hull for the conference, but also in charge of chairing one of the online panels… Continue reading

University of Helsinki: Event Review: The Maple Leaf and Eagle Conference 2022

The biennial Maple Leaf and Eagle Conference is an event of legendary status both in Helsinki and far outside Finland. For almost four decades, it has kept the tradition of the longest running conference at the University of Helsinki uninterrupted and has provided a dynamic venue of exploring and explaining… Continue reading

Reflection on ‘Responding to Sexual Violence in Higher Education – Organisations, Initiatives, and Activism’, BAAS 2022

Please note that this review contains discussion of sexual violence and harassment in higher education. First and foremost, the focus needs to be on the safety of individuals experiencing any form of sexual violence and to facilitate an open discussion on how to proceed with caution and confidence. Reader discretion… Continue reading

BAAS 2022 Panel Review: ‘Surveillance, Technology, and Discrimination in Literature and Culture Across the Americas’

‘Surveillance, Technology, and Discrimination in Literature and Culture Across the Americas’, British Association for American Studies Conference 2022, University of Hull, 21-23 April 2022 Surveillance and dystopian futures are increasingly urgent and generative areas of research for scholars of the contemporary Americas. Just recently, headlines have been dominated by the… Continue reading