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Conferences | Electronic Projects | Exhibitions | Fellowships and Grants | General Announcements | International Announcements | Member News | Obituaries | Paper Calls | Prizes | Workshops

Opportunities and Announcements


75th Anniversary of American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin

ATHENA Roundtable: Higher Education, Academic Freedom, and Civic Responsibility, October 28, 2016

Electronic Projects


“Dialogue: A Visual Conversation” at the Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum, Bethesda, Maryland

Terra Foundation: Cloud & Crystal The Dorothee and Konrad Fischer Collection

Library of Congress’ “Mapping a Growing Nation” Exhibition Replaces “Mapping a New Nation”

Library of Congress to Open Major Exhibition on World War I in 2017

The Exhibition “#Opera Before Instagram: Portraits, 1890-1955” Opens Aug. 18

“America Reads” Exhibition to Open June 16 at the Library of Congress

“World War I: American Artists View the Great War” Exhibition Opens May 7

Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia, Winterthur Museum, Mar. 26, 2016-Jan. 8, 2017

Fellowships and Grants

Massachusetts Historical Society Research Fellowships 2017-2018

BBRG Scholars in Residence Program: University of California, Berkeley

2017 Terra Foundation for American Art Academic Awards, Fellowships & Grants

Terra Foundation International Research Travel Grants for US-based Scholars

2017 Thoreau Society Marjorie Harding Memorial Fellowship

Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Adjunct Faculty Fellowship

United States Senate Youth Program 2016

Lapidus Initiative Fellowships for Digital Collections

Omohundro Institute-NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship 2017-19

2017-18 Newberry Library Fellowships

NEH Announces $79 Million for Nearly 300 Humanities Projects and Programs Nationwide

ACLS Fellowship and Grant Programs

Apply to be a Scholar-in-Residence at Princeton’s School of Social Science, 2017-2018

General Announcements

U.S. Studies Online September Newsletter 2016

U.S. Studies Online August Newsletter 2016

Fall 2016 Issue of the Journal of Transnational American Studies Now Online with CFPs

The Lever Press, a new peer-reviewed, open access press, has launched

International Announcements

Member News

Jason Weems Awarded the Jon Gjerde Prize by the Midwestern History Association

Mark Rice wins 2016 Gintong Aklat (Golden Book) Award

Josh Kun named 2016 MacArthur Fellow


Paper Calls

CFP: The Native American Literature Symposium, Prior Lake, Minnesota, March 2-4, 2017

CFP: “Framing Nature,” Greenwich, CT, March 5, 2017

“Trashed: Rejection and Recovery in the History of Art and Architecture,” Boston University

CFP:  “Lives Outside the Lines: Gender and Genre in the Americas,” May 15-17, York University

CFP: “Migrations and borders in the United States,” Grenoble, France, 29-31 March 2017

CFP: Intl. Assoc. for the Study of Popular Music Annual Conference, Case Western Reserve University

CFP: Vernacular Architecture Forum 2017 Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah

CFP: Black Queer and Trans* Aesthetics, a Special Issue of The Black Scholar

CFP: Heidelberg Center for American Studies 14th Annual Spring Academy Conference

CFP: The Cost of Freedom: Debt and Slavery, Brooklyn College, May 19-20, 2017

CFP: NANO Issue 12 on Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Fall 2016 Issue of the Journal of Transnational American Studies Now Online with CFPs

CFP: The Comics of Alison Bechdel

CFP: “Queers Read This,” special issue of GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies


Nominations for 2017 The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Annual Awards

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change Solicitation for 2016 Nominations

2017 Abbott Lowell Cummings Book Prize Nominations and Submissions

2017 Charles C. Eldredge Prize

Call for Submissions: Terra Foundation for American Art International Essay Prize

George E. Pozzetta Dissertation Award

ASA Critical Disability Studies Caucus Graduate Student Paper Award

2016 Human Relations Indie Book Awards


Katz Distinguished Lectures in the Humanities, University of Washington