EAAS Biennial Conferences

EAAS Biennial Conferences

2018 London

The 32nd European Association for American Studies and 63rd British Association for American Studies Conference

Keynote Speakers: Bettye Collier-Thomas (Temple University), Jo Gill (University of Exeter), Pekka. Hämäläinen (University of Oxford)

Proposals are welcomed on any subject in American Studies. The overarching themes for the conference are environment, place and protest, and we particularly welcome submissions in these areas, broadly defined. The conference will also be an opportunity to reflect on the fiftieth anniversary of the turbulent events of 1968 and their impact on the United States and Europe.

Please note the following:

  • Given the size and scope of the conference, we will give preference to fully formed panel proposals, but will also accept individual proposals where possible.
  • All sessions at the conference will be a maximum of 1 hour 30 minutes. Proposals for panels should therefore consist of no more than three speakers, or, if more speakers are desired, should be conceived as roundtable discussions.
  • All individual proposals should be for 20-minute presentations.
  • BAAS and EAAS are dedicated to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion. We strongly encourage and will give preference to panels that reflect the diversity of our field in terms of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and institutional affiliation. All-male panel proposals will not be accepted.
  • Equipment for the projection of PowerPoint presentations will be available in all rooms.

Paper proposals should be 250 words maximum, including a title. Panel proposals should include a 250-word abstract for each constituent paper as well as an abstract of no more than 250 words describing the panel session as a whole.

Please submit proposals, along with a brief CV and email address for each participant, to ebaas2018@baas.ac.uk by the deadline of 1 October 2017.

Further details at www.kcl.ac.uk/ebaas2018

2016 Constanța

Website for the conference

EAAS 2016 Conference Program

EAAS 2016 Conference
Call for Contributions:

MappingTransnational America

In his opening remarks at the 2016 EAAS conference held at Ovidius University, Constanta, Romania, HE Hans Klemm, U.S. Ambassador to Romania expressed his wish that the event will “bring fresh ideas to the transatlantic dialogue in American Studies”. In Transnationalism (2009), Steven Vervotec considers that since the 1990s the transnational has become increasingly important in many domains: communities, identities, cultures, spaces, capital, networks, societies, organizations, services, politics, trade. Equally, Rosendahl Thomsen in Mapping World Literatures: International Canonization and Transnational Literatures (2008) claims that binary oppositions, such as minor and major literature and national and international literature are no longer of use; instead, he focuses on the reciprocal nature of literary and cultural interconnections and relies on mapping constellations in world literature. Thus, in today’s globalized society, the transnational mode, as a source of inspiration and an intensely debated topic of the papers and panels presented during the 2016 EAAS conference, held at Ovidius University, will be dedicated a volume. Looking at the United States from different angles of transnationalism, the essays in this collection will contribute to fresh and stimulating perspectives on American Studies.

Download the call for contributions (pdf)

The articles to be submitted should be around 4,500-5,000 words long.

Submission deadline: March 31, 2017. Please send your material or further inquiries to:


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2014 The Hague

“America: Justice, Conflict, War”

EAAS 60th Anniversary Conference, The Hague, Netherlands

April 3 – 6, 2014


Peace Palace, The Hague

Seat of the International Court of Justice


“The business of America is not business. Neither is it war. The business of America is justice and securing the blessing of liberty.” (20th-century U.S.-editor, commentator, and columnist George F. Will)

“And this nation, for all its hopes and all its boasts, will not be fully free until all its citizens are free.“ (John F. Kennedy, television address, 11 June 1963)

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2012 Izmir

The Health of the Nation

March 30–April 2, 2012

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2008 Oslo

"E Pluribus Unum" or "E Pluribus Plura"?
Oslo, Norway, 9–12 May 2008

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2006 Nicosia

"Conformism, Non-Conformism, and Anti-Conformism in the Culture of the United States."
Nicosia, Cyprus, April 7-10, 2006

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2004 Prague

America in the Course of Human Events:
Presentations and Interpretations

April 2-5, 2004

A list of previous conferences since Salzburg 1954, the First International Conference of Professors and Scholars of American Studies in Europe, is available in the EAAS Archive & History section of the site.

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