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Alaska, the Arctic and the US Imagination

Symposium: Alaska, the Arctic and the US Imagination

Monday 16 March 2015, 09:30-17:30 

British Library Conference Centre 

£10 full/£5 student Register via Eventbrite

Looking at the history of American interest in the Arctic, as well as its contemporary relationship with the area, this symposium asks what the roots of this enchantment are as well as how the Arctic influences the US view of itself and the rest of the world.

CFP: American Material Culture: Nineteenth-Century New York, NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers

American Material Culture: Nineteenth-Century New York

NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers at the Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture, New York City, July 6-31, 2015

Objects matter. Material culture scholars use artifactual evidence such as consumer goods, architecture, clothing, landscape, decorative arts, and many other types of material.

CFP: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies

Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (6th Annual)
Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
April 18, 2015
“Partitions and/of Empire”
Keynote: John Carlos Rowe, University of Southern California
Deadline for Proposal Submission: March 2, 2015

INQ: comparison of Native policies in Canada and the US

Greetings,

I am looking for a good and clear source comparing American and Canadian Native policies in the first half of the nineteenth century. Or, if no such comparison exists, at least a book/article dealing with Native policies in Canada (technically British North America) in the first half of the 19th century, after the end of the 1812 war - I am interested in land policies and treaties between the Native nations and the colonial government (in Canada) and the federal or state governemnts in the US. 

Thank you in advance,

Oana Godeanu-Kenworthy

CFPl: Histories and Imaginaries: European Art versus American Art

Call for Papers for the Panel: Histories and Imaginaries: European Art versus American Art

(As part of 5th Euroacademia International Conference: Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeanness Exposed to Plural Observers, Barcelona, 27 – 28 March 2015)

Deadline for paper proposals: 25th of February 2015

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