Conferences and retreats

Conferences, symposia, retreats and similar events allow students and staff to meet with a variety of students, scholars, and professionals, thereby learning, making friends and establishing contacts. With these objectives in mind, the Andrew Hook Centre has emerged as a leading organiser of and participant in these kinds of scholarly activities.

Scottish Association for the Study of America annual conference on 5 March 2022:

SASA conference 5 March 2022 - Call for Papers


Previous conferences

13th annual conference of the Scottish Association for the Study of America (SASA), 17 March 2012

Meeting of postgraduate students and academics in all fields of American Studies, from all over the UK.

A conference exploring transatlantic literary and cultural relations over the past five centuries.

The transatlantic slave trade and plantation slavery in the Americas: exploring Scottish connections, 12-13 March 2010

A symposium of scholars from the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Europe exploring current research on plantation slavery in the Americas. See the project.

Speakers from both sides of the Atlantic gathered to explore how Second Cities are defined and what their cultural, economic, and political roles have been and continue to be. The symposium sought to answer questions such as: how are Second Cities evaluated or measured? how are Second Cities juxtaposed to 'first' cities or capital cities, and what are the distinctions between these categories? how are Second Cities represented?

Annual conference of the Omhundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, 11-15 July 2001

This is the world’s leading annual conference for scholars of early America and the Atlantic World, exploring the history, culture and literature of British America in the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries. This is the only occasion that this conference has been held outside of North America.

British Association for American Studies Conference, Glasgow, March 1999.

The 44th annual conference of the world’s second largest American Studies organization.