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BrANCH News and Announcements 12/12/2016

Dear Colleauges

In addition to our newsletter on the 9th, please find the following news and announcements:

1) Iwan Morgan Prize

Please see the attached flyer – please note that the deadline is this Friday

 Morgan Lecture Announcement.docx

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2) BrANCH Annual Conference – Call for Papers

24th Annual BrANCH Conference

University of Warwick, 6-8 October 2017

Call For Papers

Peter Parish Memorial Lecture: Emily West (University of Reading), “Reflections on the History and Historians of the Black Woman’s Role in the Community of Slaves”

Saturday Night Keynote: Jeff Forret (Lamar University)

The BrANCH committee is pleased to invite proposals for panels and papers on all aspects of U.S. history from the period 1789-1917. We particularly encourage panels that open new lines of communication between established thematic specialties as well as individual papers that cut across traditional categories of historical inquiry in imaginative and innovative ways. Postgraduate contributions are especially welcome. Subsidies for UK-based postgraduate participants will be offered on a first come first served basis.

Please send a brief CV and a summary of the proposed paper or panel (no more than three speakers per panel and 300 words per paper, please) by Friday 24 February to the Conference Secretaries at branchconference2017@gmail.com. Please note that all programme participants will be expected to register as BrANCH members.

 

 BrANCH CFP plain text for web.docx

 branch CFP.pdf

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3) Papers of the Revolutionary Era

The Pinckney Statesmen Papers Project is delighted to announce the
publication of Volume 1 of the Papers of the Revolutionary Era Pinckney
Statesmen Digital Edition. The volume is available online now through
Rotunda, the digital imprint of the University of Virginia Press, at
http://rotunda.upress.virginia.edu/founders/PNKY.html. PREVIEW ACCESS IS
FREE TO ALL THROUGH JANUARY 31. Access will be by purchase of an individual
or institutional license at a modest cost thereafter.

The Papers of the Revolutionary Era Pinckney Statesmen Digital Edition is a
multi-year initiative to collect, transcribe, annotate, and publish the
correspondence and other public and private papers of Charles Cotesworth
Pinckney (1746–1825), his brother Thomas Pinckney (1750–1828), and their
cousin Charles Pinckney (1757–1824). These three South Carolina men played
leading roles in military, political, economic, social, and diplomatic
affairs on the state and national stages from the American Revolution
through the War of 1812.

The Pinckney Statesmen Papers is intended for scholars, teachers,
researchers, students, and ordinary curious-minded people. Check it out!

And don’t forget to FRIEND US on Facebook @PinckneyPapers…

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Best Wishes,

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BrANCH News and Announcements 09/12/2016

Dear colleagues,

Please find below the recent calls and announcements received by BrANCH:
1. Call for Papers: Insiders and Outsiders: Historical Perspectives on Power Relations in Modern America.

The QMUL Biennial Symposium in American History

At a rally in North Carolina on 5 November 2016, Donald Trump described his political journey: “I went from being the ultimate insider to being an outsider like they’ve never seen before.” Three days later he was elected the 45th President of the United States. Trump’s victory is redrawing the boundaries between insiders and outsiders in modern America. Yet the construction of these categories has always been contested, and that process of contestation is key to understanding power relations in the United States.

We welcome proposals for papers that explore any aspect of this dynamic, including themes such as: populism, immigration, identity, and the public sphere(s).

Date: June 16th 2017.

Venue: Queen Mary University of London.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Mae Ngai, Columbia University.

Comment: Professor Eric Foner, Columbia University.

The QMUL Biennial Symposium in American History seeks to showcase diverse methodologies and approaches, and welcomes papers on any period of American history.

Please send paper proposals of 300-500 words plus a 1 page CV to Dr. Daniel Peart at d.peart@qmul.ac.uk. Papers should be 20 minutes in length.

Deadline for proposals: January 15th 2017.

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2. Pocahontas and After: historical culture and transatlantic encounters, 1617-2017
 
Please see the attached flyer
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3. Rothermere American Institute Visiting Fellowships
 
Please see the attached flyer
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4. Society for the History of Women in the Americas Annual Conference
Please see the attached flyer
We hope everybody has an enjoyable and productive Christmas break!
Best wishes,

BrANCH News and Announcements 27/09/2016

Dear all,
Please find the following calls and announcements received by BrANCH:
1. Announcement: OA Publishing
The William and Mary Quarterly and the Omohundro Institute have a message for UK authors: Articles published in American journals can be submitted to the REF

 

 

2. Job Opening at NTU
 
Please see the following link:
Best wishes,
The BrANCH Committee

BrANCH News and Announcements 08/05/2016

Dear all,

Please find below the recent announcements and calls for papers received by BrANCH:

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1. IHR Seminar: Gender History in the Americas Seminar 6th June, 17:30 IHR

The last Gender and History in the Americas seminar of the term will be held on the 6th of June at 17:30 in the Peter Marshall Room 204 at the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London WCIE 7HU.
Stephen Robinson (York St John University) will be presenting his paper titled ‘The (Re)Presentation of Fannie Lou Hamer: Race, gender and Celebrity in the Civil Rights Movement’.

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2. European Journal of American Studies

The latest issue of the European Journal of American Studies is now available and can be found in full here: https://ejas.revues.org/11186

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BrANCH is always looking to update our list of recent publications and our research and teaching resources. Please let us know if you want to submit an entry.

We are reliant on the generous support of our members to continue to continue our work and offer support our postgraduate members. Please consider joining BrANCH or donating to the Peter Parish Memorial Fund.

Best wishes,

The BrANCH Committee

PhD Studentship Opportunities at Newcastle

Research Excellence Academy PhD Studentships in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Value of award

£1 million in PhD studentships in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Each studentship includes the UK/EU rate of tuition feeand £14,057 living expenses per year (2016 – 17 Research Councils UK rate).

Number of awards

Not specified.

Start date and duration

Start date: 2016/17 academic year.
Duration: 3 years for Arts and Humanities disciplines and 3.5 years for Social Science disciplines, subject to satisfactory progress.

Application closing date

Saturday 30 April 2016 at 5pm.

 

For more dedails, please see:

http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/sources/allstudents/hrea16.html

BrANCH News and Announcements 14/12/15

Dear all,

Please find below the recent announcements and calls for papers received by BrANCH:

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  1. Vacancy: Canterbury Christ Church University

JOB: READER/PROFESSOR IN AMERICAN STUDIES, CANTERBURY CHRIST CHURCH UNIVERSITY

 

Applications are invited for the post of Reader/Professor in American Studies. We are looking for an exceptional scholar and academic leader to lead and develop our American Studies programme at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and develop our research capacity as we approach REF2020.

The Role
The post holder will be required to provide academic leadership in terms of building research capacity, developing and directing our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and expanding our range of North American partnerships across the School of Humanities. The post holder will be expected to make a strong personal contribution to the research and teaching culture of the School of Humanities and a strong personal submission to REF2020.

Requirements
You will already be or have the potential to develop into an outstanding academic leader in terms of both research and teaching. You will have a 3*/4* research profile, experience of external funding applications, of programme design and management, and of working within a strategic framework. Applications are particularly welcomed from scholars working in the area of modern or contemporary American literature and/or culture.

Additional Information
This post comes with excellent benefits and an opportunity to work in an enthusiastic, vibrant and friendly department within walking distance of the Canterbury City Centre.
Start date for applications: 29 Oct 2015
Closing date for applications: 21 Dec 2015
Interviews are to be held: w/c 25 Jan 2016
How to apply
To apply online or gain further details about this post please visit our Vacancies page:
www.canterbury.ac.uk

To apply online, please click the ‘Apply for this job’ button below. To gain further details about this post please visit our Vacancies page:
www.canterbury.ac.uk

Please note, Canterbury Christ Church University reserve the right to bring the closing date of this position forward where a high volume of applications are received.
For posts of this nature you will be required to fill in the main details section as well as upload your CV and any supporting documents.
Informal enquiries to Dr David Grummitt, Head of the School of Humanities (david.grummitt@canterbury.ac.uk , 01227 782529).
If you require further information regarding the application process please contact the Recruitment Team athr.recruitment@canterbury.ac.uk quoting reference number FAH0601. Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.

Please ensure you include EMAIL contact details of two employment referees in your application, one of which must be your current/ most recent line manager.

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  1. Symposium for the Network of American Periodical Studies

The First NAPS Symposium: American into Periodical Studies, The British Library, 18th December, 2015.

The Network of American Periodical Studies (NAPS) is a new research initiative that aims to bring together scholars working on American periodicals (magazines, newspapers and other periodical publications) from any historical period. The first NAPS symposium seeks to explore and debate some of the theoretical, methodological and practical implications of the rise of periodical studies for American Studies.

Conference programme and registration available here: https://periodicalstudies.wordpress.com/2015/11/12/periodical-and-american-studies-symposium/

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BrANCH is always looking to update our list of recent publications and our research and teaching resources. Please let us know if you want to submit an entry.

We are reliant on the generous support of our members to continue to continue our work and offer support our postgraduate members. Please consider joining BrANCH or donating to the Peter Parish Memorial Fund.

Best wishes (and a merry Christmas!),

The BrANCH Committee