Department of American and Canadian Studies

Welcome to The Department of American and Canadian Studies

Undergraduate students by Highfields Lake, University Park

The Department of American & Canadian Studies has a thriving undergraduate and postgraduate programme, and a teaching and research culture of the highest quality. 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 also 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. We are committed both to our undergraduate and postgraduate community. Both are thriving and our postgraduate programme is one of the largest and best-supported in the country.





AHRC PhD funding: application workshop 15 Nov

Applications for Midlands3Cities Doctoral Partnership AHRC funding for commencement of PhD study in 2015 are now open. Book now for the application workshop 15 Nov.

Review of Paul McGarr's new book 'The Cold War in South Asia'

Paul McGarr's new book on Anglo-American relations with South Asia, 'The Cold War in South Asia', was reviewed in the October issue of 'History Today'

ACS postgraduate student news

PGRs taking part in a wide range of events and have been particularly active over the past few months.


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American and Canadian Studies-Events Autumn 2014 PDF file icon 

The Ends of the Earth: Print Culture and Polar Exploration

10 November 2014
A39, A39 Sir Clive Granger
American and Canadian Studies: visiting speakers

Application Writing Workshop: Midlands3Cities Postgraduate Funding

15 November 2014
City Campus, Newton Building, Nottingham Trent University
Workshop for Home/EU students interested in applying for postgraduate funding in the Arts and Humanities

Being Human Festival: Curb Your Enthusiasm - Sex, Censorship and Art

18 November 2014
Nottingham Contemporary
Artist Dawn Woolley and philosopher Professor Stephen Mumford in conversation on the subject of censorship. Free admission.

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Department of American and Canadian Studies

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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