Institute of American Studies at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and The Georgian Association for American Studies is pleased to announce that the next annual 18th international conference on American Studies will take place in Tbilisi, Georgia on May 11-13, 2017.
Institute of American Studies (IAS) at Tbilisi State University and Georgian Association for American Studies (GAAS) welcome you to the 2017 international conference on American Studies in Tbilisi, Georgia.
To highlight the range and diversity of American Studies in Georgia  the IAS and GAAS are issuing an open call for the 2017 conference proposals, the deadline of which is April 1, 2017.
The 2017 Annual conference of the American Studies is dedicated to the “240th Anniversary of the  United States Constitution”. IAS and GAAS  are committed to organize a conference that reflects the broadest disciplinary range within the area of American Studies. The IAS and GAAS conference encompasses topics across the disciplinary spectrum in American Studies, as well as interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary approaches to the subject.  The themes around the history of United States Constitution are only indicative, and not in any way intended to be a definitive list. The conference content will be defined by the range and breadth of your suggestions and the conference committee looks forward to receiving many different and stimulating proposals.
The conference structure is expected mainly to consist of traditional panel sessions with papers, and proposals for panels of papers are very welcome indeed. All proposals are expected to include the opportunities for discussions.
IAS and GAAS have established the practice of publishing a certain number of papers from each conference in an edited bilingual collection of papers Journal of American Studies. The local conference committee looks forward to continuing this tradition, and may request the session chairs to nominate works for being considered by editors.
Abstracts (“work in progress”) and application forms should be submitted to our staff/secretariat at  Please limit your topic abstract to a maximum of 300 words including a brief outline of any relevant supporting information.  All proposals must include the name and institutional affiliation of the applicant.
You can access the submission form here.
Participants of the conference are not required to pay their conference registration fees.