Call for papers

In 1814 the Treaty of Ghent was signed, bringing to an end the War of 1812 between Britain and the United States. 1914 saw the outbreak of four years of devastation with World War I. To celebrate two hundred years of peace and alliance between Britain and the United States and the role of Europe in bringing it about, and to mark the remembrance of the First World War, the TSA will hold its first annual conference outside Britain and Ireland in the city of Ghent, Belgium.
The Association’s membership has always incorporated both North America and Europe, but it is the intention with this conference to welcome in particular the input and participation of new members from across these regions.
Anglo-American relations were central to transatlantic affairs through the 20th century, but other nations – Canada, Germany, Italy, France, the Scandinavian countries, Poland and Central Europe, Turkey, the Iberian countries – have also played important roles. Any consideration of the contemporary transatlantic region must now also include the rising powers of Latin America, and the increasing interactions between them, North America, and Europe, be they cultural, political, virtual, or economic.
Panel proposals and individual papers that fit within the following themes are welcome:

  1. Literature and Culture
  2. Economics
  3. International History, Security Studies / IR, and NATO
  4. Planning, Regeneration and the Environment
  5. Migration and Diaspora in the Atlantic World

Please send paper proposals (a 300 word abstract and brief CV) and panel proposals to the conference email:
Deadline for panel and paper proposals: 20 March 2014
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