Memberships & Conferences

This page is for purchasing memberships and conference fees and extras- please remember, you must be a member in order to attend our Annual Conference.

Where does my membership fee go?

The IAAS is not for profit. None of the committee members earns a salary for their work for the IAAS, and most perform their duties on top of full-time jobs and studies. Membership fees make possible a number of initiatives, including the many bursaries we offer, principally for students and early career scholars, the events we run, the outputs we generate, and the wider American Studies projects and activities we support.

Membership Benefits Include:

  • Membership Benefits:

    • Access to bursary and prize schemes
    • Invitation and exclusive early-bird access to IAAS conferences, symposiums and events
    • Free access to JSTOR’s Ireland Collection (a digital database of core resources in Ireland)*
    • 50% discount on an annual subscription to JSTOR’s JPASS access scheme
    • Newsletter and regular updates from the IAAS about American Studies news in Ireland and beyond
    • Automatic membership of the larger EAAS (European Association for American Studies)
    • Special subscription rate for the Journal of American Studies:
      • IAAS members can take an individual print+online= subscription from year 2014 for 40 euro, OR
      • IAAS members can take an individual online-only subscription for a rate of 40 euro.
      • Online subscription to the Journal includes full text access back to 1997.
      • Once you have signed up here, please contact Cambridge journals directly (, quoting your IAAS membership number to avail of this offer


    Please note that from 2020, the IAAS membership fee for those normally resident and working outside the EU or UK is valid for 2 years.

    * Once you have signed up, please contact the Secretary ( in order to avail of free access to the JSTOR Ireland Collection

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