Conference Archive


2017 Conference- University College Cork, Ireland

The 2017 Annual Conference of the Transatlantic Studies Association was held at University College Cork in Ireland, from 10-12 July.

2016 Conference- Plymouth University, England

The 2016 Annual Conference of the Transatlantic Studies Association was held at Plymouth University in England, from 4-6 July.


2015 Conference- Roosevelt Study Center, Middelburg, the Netherlands

The 2015 Annual Conference of the Transatlantic Studies Association was held at the Roosevelt Study Center in the Abbey, Middelburg, the Netherlands, from 6-8 July.































 TSA Chair Giles Scott-Smith Flanked by Keynote speakers Jessica Gienow-Hecht and Inderjeet Parmer


Keynote Lectures:

Jessica Gienow-Hecht (Free University, Berlin):

‘Transatlantic Nation Branding: Culture and Economics in International History’

Inderjeet Parmar (City University, London):

‘Race and Empire in Anglo-American Wars: Truman, Attlee and the Korean War’































Members of the TSA visit local synagogue  



Opening Roundtable:

‘The Transatlantic Paradigm Reconsidered:

Multidisciplinary Perspectives’

Speakers: Richard Walker, Sirpa Salenius, Marco Mariano, Kristin Cook
























TSA conference Dinner, Tuesday 7th July 2015


2014 Conference- Ghent, Belgium 

The 2014 Transatlantic Studies Association Conference was held at University of Ghent, Belgium

7 – 10 July 2014

Keynote Lectures:

Duncan Bell (Cambridge University): “The Intellectual Grip: Strengths and Weaknesses of Anglo-American Conceptions of the Transatlantic Relationship”

Jamie Shea (NATO): 'Emerging security challenges: a NATO perspective'

Author Roundtable: Sarah Churchwell (University of East Anglia), author of Careless People: Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of the Great Gatsby



2013 Conference - Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

Literature and Culture Plenary:

Professor Donna Alvah, St. Lawrence University, USA

‘Transatlantic Worries: Protecting Children from Fearing the Prospect of Nuclear War during the Cold War’

History Plenary:

Professor Michael Clarke, Royal United Services Institute

‘Britain’s New Transatlantic Thinking’



2012 Conference - Cork, Ireland

The 2012 Transatlantic Studies Association Conference was held at Cork University

Literature and Culture Plenary:

Professor Constance Post, Iowa State University, USA

‘Particle, Wave, and Field: Momentum and the Transatlantic Turn in Literary and Cultural Studies.’

History PlenaryProfessor Fred Logevall

Cornell University

'Same Bed, Different Dreams: France and America in Vietnam.’'



2011 Conference - Dundee, Scotland

The 2011 Transatlantic Studies Association Conference was held at Dundee University

Plenary Round-Table Discussion: Transatlantic Relations in the Second World War

Chair: Warren Kimball

Discussants: Gavin Bailey, Tom Mills, Mark Stoler and Andy Buchanan

Plenary Lecture:

Sarah Meer, Cambridge University

‘Lord Fauntleroy's Ancestors; or, Cousins and Claimants in the Transatlantic Imagination’



2010 Conference - Durham, England

The 2010 Transatlantic Studies Association Conference was held at Durham University on 12-15 July 2010.

Mitchell Lerner

Ohio State University

'Building Bridges of Ideas: Lyndon B. Johnson and Transatlantic Relations'



2009 Conference - Canterbury Christ Church University

The 2009 Transatlantic Studies Association Conference was held at the Canterbury Christ Church University, on 13-16 July 2009.

Frank Costigliola

University of Connecticut

'W. Averell Harriman and Archibald Clark Kerr: A Comparative of Politics, Personalities and Reactions to the Rigours of Living in Moscow'

Simon Duke

European Institute of Public Administration

'Normative Cynicism in EU-US Relations'


Sabine Broeck 

Bremen University

'Transatlantic Slavery and Modern Feminism'




2008 Conference - Dundee University, Scotland

The 2008 Transatlantic Studies Association Conference was held at the West Park Conference Centre, Dundee University, Dundee on 7-10 July 2008.


Kathleen Burk

University College London

Publications Include: Old World, New World: Great Britain and America from the Beginning (2008) Troublemaker: The Life and History of A. J. P. Taylor (2002) Britain, America and Sinews of War, 1914-1918 (1985).


Serge Ricard

Professor Emeritus University of Paris III

Publications Include: The Manifest Destiny of the United States in the 19th Century: Ideology  and Political Aspects (1999) Theodore Roosevelt: Principes et Pratique d'une Politique Etrangere (1991) An American Empire: Expansionist Cultures and Policies, 1881-1917 (1990)Theodore Roosevelt: et la Justification de l'Imperialisme (1986)


Bruce Jentleson

Duke University

Publications Include: American Foreign Policy: The Dynamics of Choice in the 21st Century (2007) Opportunities Missed, Opportunities Seized: Preventative Diplomacy in the post-Cold War World (2000) With Friends Like These: Reagan, Bush, and Saddam, 1982-1990 (1994)


Featured events included a civic wine reception and welcome from the Depute Lord Provost of Dundee, the Routledge wine reception with jazz trio, piping and a display of Highland dancing, the formal TSA dinner, and the opportunity to sample some of the finest Scotch malt Whisky. The full Conference Programme can be downloaded here.



2007 Conference - Cork, Ireland

The 2007 Transatlantic Studies Association Conference was held at University College Cork, in Cork Ireland on 7-10 July 2007

Marilyn B. Young

New York University

Publications Include: Iraq and the Lessons of Vietnam (2007) The Vietnam Wars, 1945-1990 (1991) Women in China: Studies in Social Change and Feminism (1973) The Rhetoric of Empire: American China Policy, 1895-1901 (1968)


Leopoldo Nuti

University Roma

Publications Include: La Sfida Nucleare: la Politica Estera Italiana e le Armi Atomiche, 1945-1991 (2007) Gli Stati Uniti e l'apertura a Sinistra: Importanza e Limiti della Presenza Americana in Italia (1999) I Missili di Ottobre: la Storiografia Americana e la Crisi Cubana dell' Ottobre 1962(1994)


Emory Elliott

University of California, Riverside

Publications Include: The Cambridge Introduction to Early American Literature (2002) Revolutionary Writers: Literature and Authority in the New Republic, 1725-1810 (1982) Power and the Pulpit in Puritan New England (1975)