Grants

Grants

2016 ASN Book Prize

The 2016 ASN Book Award has been awarded to Writing for Justice: Victor Séjour, the Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, and the Age of Transatlantic Emancipations by Elèna Mortara, University of Rome Tor Vergata, published by Dartmouth College Press in 2015.

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EAAS Conference Travel Grants

EAAS and the EAAS 2020 Warsaw conference organizers have established a fund to support broad participation at the Warsaw conference by offering a number of small conference travel grants. The eligibility for these grants will be restricted to early career scholars and/or scholars from countries with a nominal GDP of less than 30,000 USD per capita (according to the most recent IMF list).

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2014 ASN Book Prize

THE AMERICAN STUDIES NETWORK BOOK PRIZE 2014 was awarded ex aequo to Celeste-Marie Bernier (University of Nottingham) for Characters of Blood: Black Heroism in the Transatlantic Imagination and to Paulina Ambroży (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań) for (Un)concealing The Hedgehog: Modernist and Postmodernist American.
The runner-up was Fabian Hilfrich (University of Edinburgh) for Debating American Exceptionalism: Empire and Democracy in the Wake of the Spanish-American War.

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EAAS Postgraduate Travel Grants

EAAS Postgraduate Travel Grants

Postgraduate students in the Humanities and Social Sciences who are registered for a higher research degree at any European university, and are members of an American Studies association belonging to EAAS may apply. Two kinds of grants are available: the Transatlantic Grant and the Intra-European Grant. The maximum single award granted may amount to EUR 2,000.

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EAAS Rob Kroes Publication Award

Call for Manuscript Submissions ~ Closing Date:
Jan. 30
th
, 2017.

EAAS ROB KROES PUBLICATION AWARD

CALL FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS

Closing Date: 30 September 2020

The European Association for American Studies invites submissions for its biennial Rob Kroes Publication Award for an unpublished book-length manuscript. The award is named for Rob Kroes, who served as Treasurer (1976–1988) and President (1992–1996) of EAAS. For many years, Rob Kroes also edited the series “European Contributions to American Studies,” where the EAAS Biennial Conference volumes appeared from 1980 to 2006.

The competition is open to all members of the twenty-two national and joint-national American Studies organizations in EAAS (see http://www.eaas.eu/about-eaas/constituent-members ). EAAS defines “American Studies” broadly. To be eligible, a manuscript should be in the fields of literary, cultural, political, historical or interdisciplinary studies. Emphasis placed on other disciplines and the arts within the context of American Studies is also welcome. All entries should be concerned with phenomena or events that focus on what is now the United States of America. We welcome comparative and international studies that fall within these guidelines. To be considered, manuscripts should have the minimum length of 80 000 words (double spaced; Font: Times New Roman: Font size: 12) in total with introduction and bibliography included. Style to be used: MLA for submissions in literature and culture, and the Chicago Manual of Style for submissions in history and social or political science.

Authors of eligible manuscripts are invited to nominate their work. We urge scholars who know of eligible manuscripts written by others to inform those authors of the opportunity. The award is open to authors of English-language manuscripts only. Entrants are requested to write an 1-2 page précis or abstract explaining why the manuscript is a significant and original contribution to American Studies.

All manuscripts will be checked for their academic integrity before review.

The author of the winning work will receive a cash award of 500 euros and their manuscript will be published by Brill in the EAAS book series “European Perspectives on the United States” (https://brill.com/page/eaas/forthcoming-series-european-perspectives-on-the-united-states ).

The author will be expected to clear any copyright issues. More information about the publication procedure to be followed will be provided in due course.

Submission instructions:

Please submit a pdf-version of your manuscript, with the brief essay, to:

EAAS Book Series Editor, Marek Paryż at m.a.paryz@uw.edu.pl

Closing Date for Submissions: 30 September 2020

Download the call for Submission (pdf)

Previous awards

The winner of the 2015 EAAS Rob Kroes Publication Award was Dr. Ahu Tanrisever for Fathers, Warriors, and Vigilantes: Post-Heroism and the U.S. Cultural Imaginary in the Twenty-First Century, now vol. 10, 2016 (Rob Kroes Publication Award 2015), xvi +273p., ISBN 978-3-8253-6578-3, € 39 (also as e-book)

The 2013 EAAS Rob Kroes biennial Publication Award for the best book manuscript in American Studies went to Andrew S. Gross for The Pound Reaction: Liberalism and Lyricism in Midcentury American  Literature, now vol. 7, 2015 (Rob Kroes Publication Award 2013). viii + 262p., ISBN 978-3-8253-6470-0, € 36. Order on line (also as e-book).

The 2011 EAAS Rob Kroes biennial Publication Award went to Dr Frank Mehring (John F. Kennedy Institut, Freie Universität Berlin) for The Democratic Gap: Transcultural Confrontations of German Immigrants and the Promise of American Democracy. It is now vol. 5 (2014) of the series European Views of the United States.  xxiv, 403 p., 38 unpag. color plates, ISBN 978-3-8253-6170-9, € 50.Order on line (also e-book)

The 2009 Kroes Prize winner was Astrid Franke of the University of Tübingen, Germany. It was published as vol. 2 vol. 2, 2010 of the series European Views of the United States. xiv, 281 p.,  ISBN 978-8253-5751-1, € 39. 

Franke Cover The Democratic Gap The Pound Reaction - cover   9783825365783  

See the section "EAAS Biennial Conference Volumes and Other EAAS Publications" for details.