Annual American Studies Postgraduate Conference
|Dates:||23 May 2014|
|Times:||11:00 - 18:00|
|What is it:||Conferences|
The Annual American Studies Postgraduate Conference at the University of Manchester has become a firm fixture in Manchester’s academic conference calendar and each year more invited speakers and participants from beyond the university join us to help promote postgraduate research and innovation.
Alongside papers from current and recent postgraduates at Manchester and from further afield, the conference provides a training element focused on research and public engagement designed to aid postgraduate students looking to make a career in academia. In addition, this year marks the first time the conference is to be held in the new Graduate School, a bespoke space for postgraduate study and training within the university.
This years keynote address will be delivered by Stacey Robertson, the Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Oglesby Professor of American Heritage at Bradley University in Illinois. Stacey is the author of a number of booksincluding Betsy Mix Cowles: Champion of Equality (2014) and Hearts Beating for Liberty: Women Abolitionists in the Old
Northwest (2010). She has lectured at more than one hundred different venues nationally and internationally and is the co-director of the non-profit organization Historians Against Slavery.
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Ellen Wilkinson Building