The EAAS was founded in 1954 at Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg, where 40 professors of American studies from Europe and the United States were convening for the first “American Studies Conference.” To explore conference themes and past officers dating back to 1954, continue below.

EAAS Conferences since 1954

Munich 2024
1924 – 2024: The American Immigrant Narrative Revisited

Madrid 2022

Warsaw 2021
20/20 Vision: Citizenship, Space, Renewal

London 2018
Environment, Place, and Protest

Constanța 2016
Mapping Transnational America

Izmir 2012
The Health of the Nation

Dublin 2010
"Forever Young"? The Changing Images of America

Oslo 2008
"E pluribus unum" or "E pluribus plura"?

Nicosia 2006
Conformism, Non-Conformism, and Anti-Conformism in the Culture of the United States

Prague 2004
America in the Course of Human Events: Presentations and Interpretations

Bordeaux 2002
The United States of / in Europe: Nationhood, Citizenship, Culture

Graz 2000
Nature's Nation Reconsidered: American Concepts of Nature from Wonder to Ecological Crisis

Lisbon 1998
Ceremonies & Spectacles: America and the Staging of Collective Identities

Warsaw 1996
American Culture and Its Impact, 1946–1996

Luxembourg 1994
The Insular Dream: Obsession and Resistance

Seville 1992
The American Columbiad: 'Discovering' America, Inventing the United States

London 1990
Victorianism in the United States: Its Era and Its Legacy

Berlin 1988
Looking Inward – Looking Outward: The United States from the 1930s through the 1940s

Budapest 1986
The Early Republic: The Making of a Nation – The Making of a Culture

Rome 1984
Social Change and New Modes of Expression: The United States, 1910–1930

Paris 1982
The United States from 1870 to 1919

Amsterdam 1980
The American Identity: Fusion and Fragmentation

Norwich 1978
Religious and Political Ideologies in America and Europe

Heidelberg 1976
Americans and Nature

Vienna 1974
European Attitudes towards America – A Love-Hate Relationship
"International Study Conference" and one-day "Open Conference" for Young Scholars

Geneva 1972
The Impact of American Dissent on European Political, Cultural and Social Life

Brussels 1970
"The American Way – The European Way"
"Study Conference"

Rome 1967
Intellectual Communication between the Old World and the New"
"Working Conference" – invitational only

Aarhus 1965
The Role of Universities in the Modern World – A Transatlantic Dialogue

Cambridge 1962
The Impact of the United States on Europe after 1945
"EAAS Bi-annual [sic] Working Conference"

Berlin 1961
The American Promise Reconsidered, 1929–1939

Bellagio 1960
American Educational Items and the European Mind
The Lost Generation Writers in Europe
Woodrow Wilson's Reputation in Europe

Paris 1957
Emigration – Immigration
The Businessman in America and Europe
The Frontier – An American Phenomenon?

Salzburg 1954
First International Conference of Professors and Scholars of American Studies in Europe

EAAS Officers since 1954

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