Eyes on Events: Rachel Williams, BAAS Annual Conference 2022, #2

University of Hull

The next episode in our series Eyes On Events, this week we are interviewing Rachel Williams about the upcoming BAAS Annual Conference. This is our second interview, taking place a week before the event itself. We discuss some of the innovative ideas being trialled, USSO’s own plans for the event, and the… Continue reading

Eyes on Events: Rachel Williams, BAAS Conference 2022

University of Hull

The next episode in our series Eyes On Events, this week we are interviewing Rachel Williams about the upcoming BAAS Annual Conference. This week we discuss sharing a call for papers, organising the practicalities of a conference, and adopting a hybrid approach. The British Association for American Studies’s 67th Annual Convention is being… Continue reading

Eyes on Events – Jennafer Holt & Aashima Rana, BAAS PGR Conference 2021 #1

  The next episode in our series Eyes On Events, this week we are interviewing Jennafer Holt and Aashima Rana about the upcoming British Association of American Studies Conference: Visibility/Invisibility: Representation & Community Formation in American Studies. We speak with two of the organisers about their experience so far, the event, and the Call… Continue reading

Eyes on Events – Maria Manning & Janice Deitner, IAAS PG 2021

The next episode in our series Eyes On Events, this week we are interviewing Maria Manning and Janice Deitner about the upcoming Irish Association of American Studies Postgraduate Symposium -The (Hi)stories We Create: Narratives of Exceptionalism, Ideology, and Resilience. The event is taking place virtually via Zoom, on the 5th/6th November… Continue reading

Panel Review: ‘Elemental America’ BAAS Annual Conference 2021 (Online)

The British Association for American Studies (BAAS) held their 2021 conference entirely in a digital mode. This made the conference more sustainable and accessible – yet during a global pandemic, it is also a necessity. I’m currently based in Lisbon, so it was the only way I could ‘attend’ it!… Continue reading

Panel Review: ‘Pop Cultural Interventions’ BAAS Annual Conference 2021 (Online)

One of the final sessions for the British Association for American Studies 2021 digital conference was titled Pop Cultural Interventions, chaired by Dr. James Peacock (Keele University). Pop culture covers a wide range of subjects and media which was reflected in this conference session, including discussion of film, television, social… Continue reading

Roundtable Review: ‘American Studies in the Twenty-First Century’, BAAS Annual Conference 2021 (Online)

In his introduction to ‘American Studies in the Twenty-First Century’, Andrew Fearnley (University of Manchester), who co-organized the roundtable with Hilary Emmett (University of East Anglia), argued that the “greatest challenge that faces British American Studies is our subject’s diminishing profile among young people.” This panel sought to consider how… Continue reading

Eyes on Events – Suzanne Enzerink, BAAS Annual Conference 2021 #3

The final episode in our series Eyes On Events, this week we are interviewing Suzanne Enzerink about the BAAS Annual Conference 2021. In our third episode, we discuss the successes of the conference, what could be improved, and the future of the online, sustainable conference post-COVID-19. If you are organising an upcoming or… Continue reading

Eyes on Events – Suzanne Enzerink, BAAS Annual Conference 2021 #2

The next episode in our new series Eyes On Events, this week we are interviewing Suzanne Enzerink about the upcoming BAAS Annual Conference. In our second interview, we discuss website design, networking opportunities, and the final preparations for the event! The British Association for American Studies’s 66th Annual Convention is being held from… Continue reading

Eyes on Events – BAAS PGR Conference 2020 #3

Jennifer dos Reis dos Santos and Molly Becker

The next episode in our new series Eyes On Events, this week we are interviewing Jennifer dos Reis dos Santos and Molly Becker about the upcoming BAAS 2020 Postgraduate Symposium: Connection and Collective Action – Past and Present. This is the third in a mini-series where we discuss the organisation of the conference, from… Continue reading