BAAS 2023 Panel Review: 5E-Negotiating American Spaces

BAAS Panel Review: 5E- Negotiating American Spaces From the musings of the Transcendentalists to Turner’s frontier thesis, Chicano Aztlán, and the intercommunal visions of the Black Panthers, space has long been critical to American Studies. On April 13th, an all-star interdisciplinary team of PhD students from the University of Manchester… Continue reading

Eyes on Events: Oliver Gruner For this week’s episode of Eyes on Events we talked to Dr Oliver Gruner (University of Portsmouth) about an event he is organising from December 7th to December 9th 2022, ‘The Whole Earth: NASA’s Blue Marble Photograph Fifty Years On.’ We discussed the historical impact of images taken from… Continue reading

The Whole Earth: NASA’s “Blue Marble” Photograph Fifty Years On

Free tickets: On the fiftieth anniversary of NASA’s famed “Blue Marble” photograph (1972), the University of Portsmouth will host a series of public talks,  screenings, workshops and artworks from December 7th to 9th that reassess its historical impact and enduring legacy. As a talismanic icon in US (and global) visual culture,… Continue reading

#USSOBOOKHOUR with Robert T. Tally Jr.

If you’d like to join us for this  #USSOBookhour talk with Professor Robert T. Tally Jr. on zoom, which lasts for about one hour, please register in advance for this meeting through the link below (click on it): After registering, you will soon receive a confirmation email containing information… Continue reading

University of Kent: Review: The Cartographic Imagination: Art, Literature and Mapping in the United States, 1945-1980

Papers were impressively varied in reach and scope, covering landscape photography, the New York art scene, the refugee crisis, and maps of Disneyland. Though focused on the post-war period in the U.S., discussions, it seemed, could not help being drawn towards the present moment. Continue reading