The US and Us: American History in Britain in the Twenty-First Century

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A Workshop for Early Career Researchers

15-16 September 2016

 

The United Kingdom has long been home to a number of world renowned historians of the United States. However, historians of the U.S. based in the United Kingdom face a number of distinct challenges. The aim of this workshop is to consider those challenges in detail, and specifically to develop the skills of early career historians of the U.S. in Britain.

This event will bring together early-career researchers to consider the state of U.S. history in Britain and enable the participants to play a leading role in confronting the challenges of higher education in the twenty-first century. In addition to considering the state of the field, specific sessions will consider key challenges such as public engagement and impact, research projects and grants, publishing strategies and the future of publishing, and teaching strategies and resources. A small number of more established scholars will also attend to share their particular expertise in these areas.

The event will take place over two days and be hosted at the University of Leicester’s College Court, and is the first event of a two-part programme funded by a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award held by Dr Andrew Johnstone. For more information see: http://www2.le.ac.uk/staff/community/people/staffupdates/2016/april/2018rising-star2019-award-for-university-historian A second event will be held later in 2016. Travel and accommodation will be funded for participants, and meals will be provided.

Please email Andrew Johnstone by Wednesday 13 July to reserve your place (aej7@leicester.ac.uk), including a one-page CV and a paragraph-long statement of interest in the programme outlining how you might benefit from the event. Places are limited to early-career researchers (following the British Academy’s definition of post-viva but within 10 years from the award of PhD). Historians of all eras and all approaches to U.S. History are encouraged to apply.

For further information contact Dr Andrew Johnstone: aej7@leicester.ac.uk

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