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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.

Alumnus appointed Ecuador's Foreign Affairs Minister

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Dr Guillaume Long

Dr Guillaume Long has been appointed Ecuador’s new Minister of Foreign Affairs. Dr Long completed his PhD (‘Ecuador at Sea: Interests, Ideas and Loss of Fear on the Periphery, 1952-1982’) at the Institute for the Study of the Americas (ISA) before ISA staff founded the UCL Institute of the Americas in 2012. He has been a strong supporter of UCL’s efforts to strengthen ties with Ecuadorean universities. More on Dr Long's appointment here:

UCL Americas Jonathan Bartho Awarded Competitive Grant

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Jonathan Bartho

UCL Institute of the Americas would like to warmly congratulate our PhD candidate Jonathan Bartho on the award of the highly competitive John D. Lees Award, granted by the British Association for American Studies (BAAS). To know more about Jonathan's research project, titled 'Examining the evolution of the Republican Party through the career of Senator Bob Dole' please visit our Research Students page here. More on this BAAS award here: http://www.baas.ac.uk/baas-postgraduate-short-term-travel-awards-2009/

New Student Funding Opportunities for 2016/17 entry

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The Institute of the Americas is pleased to announce the following new funding opportunities for 2016/17 entry:

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