Upcoming Events

American Studies for the Future Lecture Series

American Studies for the Future Lecture Series presented by the American & New England Studies Program at Boston University.

Our second session of events will be an afternoon seminar with Ianna Hawkins Owen (BU, English) and a public talk with Christina Sharpe (York University), on February 9, 2023. Register here. 

Archives and Knowledge Keepers: Native American and Indigenous Studies and the Art of History

The American and New England Studies program is delighted to be part of the Emerging Scholars Program of the Office of the Provost. This one day symposium aims to showcase early career scholars whose work engages Indigenous modes of knowledge production and might incorporate textual archives but also artifacts, oral traditions, and non-alphabetic material texts.

Preservation Studies Round Table: Entering Careers and Internships in Historic Preservation

A conversation with practitioners and alumni of the Boston University Preservation Studies program. All members of the greater BU community welcome! 


Other 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.

Preservation Studies Lecture Series

The Preservation Studies MA program organizes a series of lectures and roundtable talks on current issues in the field, giving local, national, and international perspectives.

American Studies Graduate Student Conference

Find previous conferences, including Framing Narratives, click 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.

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.