Conference 2017 CFP

We are pleased to announce that the Call for Papers for our 2017 Conference is now live!

This year, SASA’s annual one-day conference will take place in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh on Saturday March 4, 2017. Our keynote speaker will be Professor Daniel Kryder (Brandeis University), the 2016-17 Fulbright-British Library Eccles Centre Scholar.

The conference has no specific theme, but is intended to reflect the range and vitality of American Studies in Scotland and beyond. Participation is open to all scholars. We particularly encourage proposals from masters and doctoral students, who will be able to submit papers to our postgraduate essay prize competition sponsored by Adam Matthew Digital. Abstracts are welcome from all disciplines, including history, literature, politics, international relations, culture, religious studies, music, film studies and cognate fields. As always, the conference is intended to provide a friendly forum in which postgraduate students and academic staff can share and discuss their research.

Proposals for individual papers (20 minutes) and panel sessions should be sent to Catherine Bateson via email at sasaconference2017@gmail.com. Proposals must be submitted by 15 January 2017. Abstracts for paper proposals should not exceed 300 words; panel proposals should not exceed two pages. A brief CV and full contact information must accompany all proposals.

Adam Matthew Digital Prize

SASA is pleased to announce a new essay/paper prize sponsored by Adam Matthew Digital, the publisher of unique and award-winning primary source collections from archives around the world, including North America, since 1990. The prize consists of £500 and one year’s access to one Adam Matthew Digital archival collection chosen by the essay’s author. It will be awarded to the best essay on any subject that relates to the topics covered by the Adam Matthew North American collections. The essay should also be a fully referenced version of a paper delivered at SASA’s annual conference in March. The competition is open to postgraduates, early career researchers within three years of the Ph.D., and independent researchers.

Candidates should submit their essays by e-mail by the deadline of 22 February 2016 to: awards@scotamstudies.org.uk

The essay should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words in length. Care should be taken to ensure that the name of the author does not appear on the essay itself, but only in the cover letter which should be submitted by e-mail along with the essay. All essays will be assessed anonymously by a panel drawn from the SASA Executive Committee. The essay should be a piece of academic writing, based on a paper presentation at SASA’s annual conference, but properly presented, referenced and annotated. It should be suitable for publication as an article in a scholarly journal. The successful candidate will also be asked to submit a further academic essay for use within the Adam Matthew Digital collection chosen as part of the award.

CFP: Seventeenth Annual Conference of the Scottish Association for the Study of America (University of Stirling)

Call for Papers

Seventeenth Annual Conference of the Scottish Association for the Study of America. Hosted by the School of Arts and Humanities, University of Stirling

Saturday, 5th March 2016

The Scottish Association for the Study of America (SASA) was formed in 1999 to encourage study of North America in Scotland. The annual one-day conference will take place in the School of Arts and Humanities, University of Stirling on March 5, 2016. The conference has no specific theme, but is intended to reflect the range and vitality of American Studies in Scotland and beyond. Participation is open to scholars from anywhere and proposals are invited in any disciplines, including literature, history, international relations, politics, religious studies, music, film studies and cognate disciplines. As always, the conference is intended to provide a friendly forum in which postgraduate students and academic staff can share and discuss their research and ideas.

Proposals from postgraduate students are particularly welcome and the organisers aim to offer postgraduates a reduced registration fee. There will also be a prize for the best postgraduate paper at the conference (to be considered, such papers will have to be submitted in writing not later than two weeks in advance of the conference).

Proposals for individual papers (20 minutes) and panel sessions (one hour) should be sent by email or post to Craig Hanlon and Nicola Martin, at the address below by Sunday,January 31st, 2016. Paper proposals should not exceed a paragraph, panel proposals not a page. Proposals should also contain a brief CV and full contact information.

Conference Co-ordinators:     Craig Hanlon: c.m.hanlon@stir.ac.uk

Nicola Martin: nicola.martin1@stir.ac.uk

Postal Address: Nicola Martin, School of Arts and Humanities, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

The organisers would like to thank the University of Stirling and the British Association for American Studies for their generous support of the conference.

Conference 2015

The SASA annual conference will take place on March 7th and will be hosted at the University of Edinburgh. The call for papers can be found here. Proposals for panels or individual papers should be submitted by January 31st. We look forward to seeing you all there!