What: Constructing America | Defining Europe: Perceptions of the Transatlantic Other, 1900-2000. International conference organized by TRANSATLANTIS research program, of Utrecht University.

When/Where: November 8-10, 2017, Utrecht.

Deadline: May 12, 2017. Answer by July 1st. 

Topics: If on one side Trump’s first months show the cultural cleavage with Europe, on the other side the growth of an international populist and nationalist movement reminds that many similarities are following a transatlantic development. The conference aims to explore the evolution of reciprocal percetions of U.S.A. and Europe with regard to its differents elements: a general “americanization” of Europe,  a more localized influence and this evolving relationship in the context of globalization. Thus, three large fields will be the starting point:

  • Mass Media and Popular Culture
  • Economics and Society
  • Politics and Policy

How to apply: send your 300 word abstract and a 2-page CV to constructingamerica@uu.nl.

Links/other info: for any informations contact Jaap Verheul at j.verheul@uu.nl, Jochen Hung at j.b.hung@uu.nl or Rachel Gillett at r.a.gillett@uu.nl and include “Constructing America, Defining Europe” in the subject line. This is the conference site.

Keynote speakers will be Mary Nolan and Thomas Bender; there is limited funding to cover accomodation or travel of the speakers; and papers will be published in some form after the conference.


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