4th March 2017, University of Edinburgh

The Scottish Association for the Study of America (SASA) was formed in 1999 to encourage study of North America in Scotland. This year, SASA’s annual one-day conference will take place in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh on Saturday March 4, 2017. Our keynote speaker will be Professor Daniel Kryder (Brandeis University), the 2016-17 Fulbright-British Library Eccles Centre Scholar.

The conference has no specific theme, but is intended to reflect the range and vitality of American Studies in Scotland and beyond. Participation is open to all scholars. We particularly encourage proposals from masters and doctoral students, who will be able to submit papers to our postgraduate essay prize competition sponsored by Adam Matthew Digital. Abstracts are welcome from all disciplines, including history, literature, politics, international relations, culture, religious studies, music, film studies and cognate fields. As always, the conference is intended to provide a friendly forum in which postgraduate students and academic staff can share and discuss their research.

Proposals for individual papers (20 minutes) and panel sessions should be sent to Catherine Bateson via email at sasaconference2017@gmail.com. Proposals must be submitted by 15 January 2017. Abstracts for paper proposals should not exceed 300 words; panel proposals should not exceed two pages. A brief CV and full contact information must accompany all proposals.

The organisers would like to thank the University of Edinburgh and the School of History, Classics and Archaeology for their generous support.