The National Gallery, London: Eyes on Events: Winslow Homer: Force of Nature, Part 1 This week’s Eyes on Events sees the start of our new sub-series ‘Eyes on Exhibits‘, a special series in which we’ll be previewing exciting upcoming events from the world of arts and heritage. This is the first part of our two-part interview with Christopher Riopelle, Neil Weistreich curator of… Continue reading

Tate Liverpool: Review: Border Control: On the Edges of American Art

Liverpool’s Merseybeat sound of the 1960s was influenced by American records brought in by the many US sailors arriving in the port each year. The Atlantic ‘border’ between Liverpool and the USA was wide but porous. Tate Liverpool was a particularly appropriate place, therefore, for the ‘Border Control’ conference. Continue reading

American Studies across Borders: International Opportunities for PhDs and Postdocs

International experience has become a prerequisite for success in academia – but depending on how you look at it, this can be exciting and terrifying in equal measure. I’m launching a new USSO series about how to take your research across borders, talking to representatives of those institutions and programs that can help PhDs and postdocs build an international profile. The Terra Foundation for American Art is my first interview partner. Continue reading