Australia New Zealand American Studies (ANZASA) Conference 2017

CFP deadline: Monday 17 April 2017 Papers are invited from those in American studies – and also from others considering the place of American history, culture, literature, politics or foreign policy in global or transnational contexts – to present at the 2017 ANZASA conference, to be held 27 – 29 June 2017 at Australian Catholic Read more …

Contesting Australian History: Festschrift in honour of Professor Marilyn Lake

This festschrift event is in celebration of Marilyn Lake’s scholarship and teaching and her contributions to different university communities and the Australian Historical Association, and her much valued friendship and collegiality over many years. The themes of the two day event will include: international history from an Australian perspective; histories of feminism; engaging America: US Read more …

CFP: Special Edition of Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies

This special issue, guest edited by Dr Brandy Thomas Wells (Augusta University), Dr. Claire Cooke (University of Western Australia) and Dr Ana Stevenson (University of the Free State), seeks theoretical and empirical and comparative and transnational papers that illuminate the dynamics of race, class and gender in the collaboration and connectivity of these two countries. Read more …

Spider Web: The Birth of American Anticommunism by Nick Fischer

Nick Fischer’s Spider Web: The Birth of American Anticommunism (University of Illinois Press) details how anticommunist myths and propaganda influenced mainstream politics in America, and how the right’s efforts paved the way for the McCarthyite 1950s and augured the conservative backlash that would transform American politics. The book will be launched by Stuart Macintyre AO.

Spider Web: The Birth of American Anticommunism

Nick Fischer’s Spider Web: The Birth of American Anticommunism (University of Illinois Press) details how anticommunist myths and propaganda influenced mainstream politics in America, and how the right’s efforts paved the way for the McCarthyite 1950s and augured the conservative backlash that would transform American politics. The book will be launched by Stuart Macintyre in Read more …