UCL Americas Tony McCulloch re-elected as President of British Association of Canadian Studies (BACS)

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Dr Tony McCulloch

We are pleased to announce that our colleague Dr Tony McCulloch has been re-elected as President of the British Association for Canadian Studies (BACS) at its recent annual conference held at the British Library. This follows two years in the post and means that he will now serve for a further year. 2017 will be an especially important year for BACS and Canadianists generally as it marks the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Canadian Confederation on 1 July 1867 – generally regarded as the birth of modern Canada.

IHR lecture series named after UCL Americas Iwan Morgan

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Professor Iwan Morgan

We would like to congratulate our colleague Professor Iwan Morgan on having a prize and an annual lecture named after him, in recognition of his contribution over many years to the study of US history in London.

UCL Americas Nick Witham Awarded Book Prize

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The Cultural Left and the Reagan Era: US Protest and Central American Revolution by N Witham

Dr Nick Witham’s book The Cultural Left and the Reagan Era: US Protest and Central American Revolution has been awarded the Arthur Miller Centre First Book Prize at the 2016 British Association for American Studies conference. The prize is awarded to the best first book on any American Studies topic published in the preceding calendar year.

Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) now live

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Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2016

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) launched on 4 April and will run until 17 June. This is the first time that UCL will be participating in the PTES and it is the only survey at UCL dedicated to seeking feedback from postgraduate taught students. All eligible students have now receive an email with a link to the online survey, please check your inbox.

Strengthening Human Rights Impact through Scholarly Research

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UCL Institute of the Americas

The Inter-American Human Rights Network (IAHRN), a research project funded by The Leverhulme Trust and hosted by UCL Institute of the Americas, will hold a discussion forum in Washington which aims to bring scholars together with practitioners and officials at the Inter-American Human Rights System. This event is 

UCL Americas Nick Witham awarded British Academy Research Grant

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British Academy

Dr Nick Witham's research project on American historical writing since the Second World War has recently been awarded a British Academy Small Research Grant to fund research at Duke, Harvard, and Stanford universities. At the heart of the project is an exploration of the authorship and reception of significant and widely read popular histories published between the 1940s and the 1990s by American historians Daniel Boorstin, John Hope Franklin, Richard Hofstadter, Gerda Lerner and Howard Zinn. In highlighting the distinct contexts in which this public-facing scholarship was able to flourish, the project sheds light on the historical profession’s influence on the battles between cultural liberalism and social conservatism that have shaped post-war America. It consequently furthers our understanding of the public functions of humanities scholarship in an era when demands are regularly made for 'impact' on society outside of the academy.

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