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Here at American Studies we encourage student participation in
all aspects of study and experience.
Run by students, the American Society is one of the University's
largest departmental societies. It is an integral part of the
informal life of the department - hosting a series of social events
throughout the year, including a Thanksgiving Dinner and
American-style Graduation Prom.
BAAS is the main academic organisation for scholars and students
of American Studies in Britain.
It publishes the essential Journal of American Studies
and the postgraduate journal US Studies On-Line. It also
organises annual conferences for postgraduates and academics, and
publishes pamphlets and paperbacks on a range of American-related
topics specifically designed for American Studies modules.
EAAS is a confederation of 27 national associations of American
Studies in Europe, founded in 1953 to encourage the study of and
research in all areas of American culture and society and to
promote cooperation and intercommunication between European
scholars of the United States from all parts of Europe and from
various disciplines. To this end it organizes regular conferences.
It also publishes a newsletter, American Studies in
Europe, and an electronic journal, The European Journal of
American Studies (EJAS).
Since its establishment in 1991, the Eccles Centre at the
British Library has been a useful information source and aid for
American Studies students and scholars. It publishes a number of
American-related guides, including guides on civil rights, the West
and UK-US relations. The Centre offers bibliographic training for
postgraduate students and holds one-day conferences for Sixth Form
students interested in American Studies.
The School's student handbook will answer questions, and
serve for reference as the year progresses. It seeks to give
you information of immediate concern relating to the School and
your programme of study, it also provides you with sections
identifying University policies and procedures which are directly
relevant to you, and with which you must familiarise yourself.