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Welcome to The Department of American and Canadian Studies

 

The Department of American and Canadian Studies has a thriving undergraduate and postgraduate programme, and a teaching and research culture of the highest quality.

We are the highest-ranked department of our kind in the UK for research power and impact in the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), a national assessment of British universities' research. 94% of our research activity was recognised as work of international standing and 100% of our research was assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of its impact.

American and Canadian Studies is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary degree subject focusing on the study of the history, literature, politics and culture of the United States and Canada. In line with the most recent research in this subject area, our teaching and research is informed by a global perspective and the exchange of influence between North American cultures and those of Britain, the rest of Europe and the rest of the Americas. The department is a friendly place to study, where, as part of a vibrant academic community, you can expect ready access to staff, and plenty of opportunities to meet other students from both the UK and overseas. Our postgraduate programme is one of the largest and best-supported in the country.

 

News

American Studies postgraduate and Centre for Race and Rights research associate wins prestigious award

Description
Hannah-Rose Murray has won a Royal Historical Society conference grant for 2015-16
Date:
20/07/2015

Centre for Research in Race and Rights launches new Harper Lee novel in city event

Description
Katie Hamilton, Centre for Research in Race and Rights research associate and American Studies PhD student, spoke to a standing-room-only audience at Five Leaves bookshop on July 15, to mark the publication of Go Set a Watchman, the controversial prequel to To Kill a Mocking Bird. Watch this space for the bookstore's publication of a pamphlet containing her remarks!
Date:
17/07/2015

University of Nottingham American Studies honorary professor and Centre for Research in Race and Rights advisory board member receives honorary degree

Description
On July 13th, the University of Nottingham awarded Kevin Bales an honorary doctorate, in recognition of his leadership of the global antislavery movement
Date:
16/07/2015

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Events

American & Canadian Studies events - Spring 2015 (PDF)

Get Up Stand Up Exhibition Dialogues Series: Cultural Activism

Date
20 August 2015 (18:00-20:00)
Location:
New Art Exchange, Performance Space
Description
Lubaina Himid, Celeste-Marie Bernier, Veronica Barnes and Bo Olawoye discuss how to make black histories visible.

Get Up Stand Up Exhibition Dialogues Series: Black Men and Invisibility

Date
10 September 2015 (18:00-20:00)
Location:
New Art Exchange, Performance Space
Description
Martin Glynn, Vivien Miller, and Get Up Stand Up artists discuss how to rethink the criminal justice system.

Conference: Rights and Justice in Nixon's America

Date
18 September 2015 (09:00-17:00)
Description
American and Canadian Studies conference: Call for papers deadline 30 April

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Department of American and Canadian Studies

The University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD


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