BrANCH, the Association of British American Nineteenth Century Historians, was established in 1993 in order to promote the study in Britain of the history of the United States between 1789 and 1917. Membership is open to anyone with a scholarly interest in this period of American history.
BrANCH promotes its aims in the following ways:
- Conferences: an annual weekend conference is held in September or October. Regrettably, our next conference – which was due to be held at Madingley Hall, Cambridge, on 9-11 October 2020 – has now been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In lieu of meeting in person, we are holding a series of virtual events, “Zoom in to BrANCH 2020,” which will take place online between October 10-11, 2020. We will meet again at BrANCHMissouri 2021 and at BrANCH 2021 at College Court, Leicester (more details to come).
- A scholarly journal: American Nineteenth Century History, one of the leading titles in the field, available at a discount to members.
- Grants to UK-based graduate students studying nineteenth century American history from the Peter J. Parish Memorial Fund.