School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Scottish Association for the Study of America Annual Conference 2017

We look forward to hosting the 2017 Scottish Association for the Study of America Conference on Saturday 4 March 4, 2017.

The keynote speaker at this year's Scottish Association for the Study of America Conference (SASA) will be Professor Daniel Kryder (Brandeis University), the 2016-17 Fulbright-British Library Eccles Centre Scholar.

The conference has no specific theme, but is intended to reflect the range and vitality of American Studies in Scotland and beyond. Participation is open to all scholars. We particularly encourage proposals from masters and doctoral students, who will be able to submit papers to our postgraduate essay prize competition sponsored by Adam Matthew Digital. Abstracts are welcome from all disciplines, including history, literature, politics, international relations, culture, religious studies, music, film studies and cognate fields. As always, the conference is intended to provide a friendly forum in which postgraduate students and academic staff can share and discuss their research.

SASA was formed in 1999 to encourage study of North America in Scotland. The Conference organiser, and Vice-President of SASA, is Dr David Silkenat who is a Lecturer in American History within the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

For more information on the Association and the forthcoming conference please see the SASA website,