A warm welcome to the website of the Irish Association for American Studies!
Founded in 1970, the IAAS is an all-island scholarly association, driven by an ethos of enquiry, collaboration, and inclusiveness, and committed to excellence, equality and diversity.

The IAAS has always been dedicated to helping scholars in Ireland and Northern Ireland pursue American Studies across a number of levels and platforms, as well as to forging strong connections between Ireland and America. Now in our 50th year, we are expanding our engagements even further, to include a number of special anniversary events across the island, new international bursaries, and continued work with scholars and institutions who share our goals and our spirit.

Through a range of bursary schemes, we help fund the work of postgraduate and upcoming scholars in the diverse fields of American Studies. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the United States and the Americas, and your nominal annual subscription directly supports new work in the field.

Whether your interest is history, film, literature, music, art, media, or politics, we hope you find what you are looking for on this site. If not, tell us about it, and we will include it next time.

News & Events

  • Calls for Papers – June 2020

    The following Calls for Papers have been announced this month: 27th Biennial Conference of the Nordic Association for American Studies […]


    COVID-19 UPDATE: CONFERENCE POSTPONED It is with no small amount of sadness that we can now confirm IAAS2020 will not […]

  • COVID-19 UPDATE for IAAS2020

    COVID-19 UPDATE:  I’m sure many of you are concerned about COVID-19 and its implications for international and domestic travel, and […]