Upcoming Events

Signature Event Series

American Conversation Series

Our annual lecture series featuring scholars from around the country. For past events in the American Conversation series, including the Cultural Politics/ Political Culture series and the Material Culture Lecture series, visit Past American Conversation Events.

Americanist Forum

This forum functions like a conference panel, with 2 speakers delivering papers within a similar thematic framework (i.e. American photography, 19th century American literature, etc.) during a given session. Topics are as varied as our students’ interest, but all in some way engage the United States, broadly construed. The Americanist Forum is open to all BU students in the humanities (graduate students or advanced undergraduates)–the aim of this conference is collaboration.

American Studies Graduate Student Conference

Find previous conferences, including The Dynamic City: Futures for the Past here.

Annual Fraternal Studies Lecture

This annual lecture series, funded through the generosity of Boston University Lodge A.F. & A.M., brings to campus scholars doing the best current innovative work on the role of fraternal societies within American society. Click here to see a list of previous lectures.

Learning the Ropes

This series of events prepares students for life during and beyond graduate school. Common topics include Preparing for Oral Exams, Applying for Grants, Preparing to Publish, and the Academic Job Market. Visit the Learning the Ropes archive for a full list of previous topics.