The IAAS is delighted to announce the recipients of the first IAAS EAAS Biennial Conference bursaries.

The bursary was established to assist postgraduate students with attendance at the biennial conference of the European Association for American Studies. The 2016 conference will take place in Constanta, Romania from April 22 – 25.

This year’s recipients are Eve Cobain of Trinity College Dublin, and Hilary McLaughlin-Stonham of the University of Ulster. Eve’s paper is entitled “Berryman’s Blues” and will be part of a panel on Music, Drugs, Subcultures and Politics. Hilary’s paper, “Streetcars and Segregation,” will be part of a panel on Slave Identities and Resistance in 19th Century America.

We wish them both the best of luck with their papers and look forward to their conference reports upon their return!