British Association for American Studies


Conference reviews

Panel Review: ‘Instapoetry and Hypercapitalism,’ BAAS Annual Conference 2021 (Online)

April 2021 has seen the return of the British Association of American Studies annual conference, organised by Suzanne Enzerink, in a newly digital form. Following the necessary cancellation of the […]

Review: SASA Annual Conference 2021 (Online)

When James Baldwin wrote that “The story of the Negro in America is the story of America”[1] he questioned the ways in which history weighs upon what it means to […]

Review: ‘Americans in the World’, HOTCUS Winter Symposium 2021 (Online)

Co-organized by Uta Balbier (HOTCUS Coordinator and Senior Lecturer in Modern History at King’s College) and Jennifer Chochinov (third year Ph.D candidate in History at King’s College), ‘Americans in the […]

Review: HELAAS Young Scholar Symposium – ‘Conflict and Negotiation in American Culture(s)’ (Online)

HELAAS Young Scholar Symposium triumphantly defied the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in an innovative, fully digital format which comprised a week-long asynchronous phase, and a synchronous Q&A session phase on September […]

Review: Maple Leaf and Eagle Conference – “North America: Inclusive, Exclusive, and Exceptional” (Online)

The biennial Maple Leaf and Eagle Conference is the longest running conference at the University of Helsinki, and one of the most prominent academic events in the field of North […]

Review: Kent Americanist Symposium “The Spatial Americas” (Online)

The Kent Americanist Symposium returned on November 21st for the fourth of what is now an annual gathering of early career scholars. The day was admirably led by Jack Dice […]

Review: The IAAS Postgraduate Symposium “Parallel Lives in America” (Online)

‘Parallel Lives in America’ encouraged scholars to investigate the juxtaposition of various dynamics, particularly between those with power to those who are oppressed, that exist in America today. This year’s […]

Review: Zoom into BrANCH 2020 (Online)

Conference Review: ‘Zoom into BrANCH’, 10th – 11th October 2020 In a pre-COVID-19 world, the Association of British American Nineteenth Century Historians (BrANCH) would have met in person for a […]

Review: ‘Teaching Histories of Race in America to UK Undergraduates: A Review Panel’, Rothermere American Institute (Online)

Conference Review: ‘Teaching Histories of Race in America to UK Undergraduates: A Review Panel’, Rothermere American Institute (RAI) Webinar, 22nd October 2020. Chaired by the University of Oxford’s Research Fellow, […]

Event Review: HOTCUS PGR and ECR Conference 2020: ‘America at and beyond the ballot box’ (Online)

Co-organised by Tim Galsworthy and Lizzie Evens, ‘America at and beyond the ballot box’ invited scholars to examine the ways in which values and ideologies are framed in both policymaking, […]

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