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Welcome to The Department of American and Canadian Studies

 

The Department of American & Canadian Studies has a thriving undergraduate and postgraduate programme, and a teaching and research culture of the highest quality. The department was the highest ranked American Studies department in the country for research power and research impact in the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), a national assessment of British universities' research. 94% of our research activity was recognized 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

REF Success for ACS

Description
Department is the highest ranked for research power and impact
Date:
22/12/2014

large grant success

Description
Professor Trodd, from the Department of American and Canadian Studies, has received a grant worth over £1.8m from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to provide a usable past of antislavery examples and methods.
Date:
19/11/2014

Midlands3Cities Nottingham Masters Studentships

Description
We have14 Research Preparation Masters studentships for study commencing September 2015. These awards are available to outstanding students from the UK and EU who wish to pursue a Masters degree (MA or MRes) at the University of Nottingham in any area of the Arts and Humanities and areas eligible for AHRC funding in Law and Social Sciences.
Date:
18/11/2014

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Events

American and Canadian Studies-Events Autumn 2014 PDF file icon 

Learn new ways to transcribe and analyse video recordings for your research in this short course from CRAL

Date
15 - 16 January 2015
Location:
Digital Humanities Centre
Description
This course is for researchers who analyse video or audio recordings of spoken interaction. It will provide a practical, step-by-step guide to using software tools that help with your research. The 2-day course takes place 15th-16th January 9.30-16.30 both days, providing a taught introduction with hands on practice and assistance.

Popular Culture Lecture Series: A state of play - representing politics in popular fiction.

Date
11 February 2015
Location:
B13, Physics and Astronomy Building, University Park
Description
A lecture followed by Q&A session by Steven Fielding (School of Politics and International Relations)

Popular Culture Lecture Series: Slam poetry, verbal combat and the "death of Art" debate.

Date
18 February 2015
Location:
B13, Physics and Astronomy Building, University Park
Description
A lecture followed by Q&A session by Timo Schrader (School of Cultures, Language and Area Studies)
  

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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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