tsa annual conference | university of Lancaster | 8-10 July 2019

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Following its first trip across the Atlantic for last year’s annual conference at the University of North Georgia, the TSA is returning to the UK for it eighteenth annual conference at the University of Lancaster.

Lancaster’s transatlantic connections date back to the eighteenth century when the city was a significant port for trade with the West Indies. Today, Lancaster is a thriving market town with a wide selection of pubs, restaurants and shops. Situated in north-west England, Lancaster is surrounded by beautiful countryside, including the Forest of Bowland, the Yorkshire Dales, and the Lake District.

Plenary guests include:

Professor Trine Flockhart (University of Southern Denmark)

“NATO at 70: Coping with the Cleavage between Liberal Internationalism and Illiberal Nationalism”


Professor Kevin Hutchings (University of Northern British Columbia)

“Transatlantic Romanticism and British-Indigenous Relations: 1800-1850”


 Professor Brian Ward (Northumbria University)

“The Beatles in Miami, 1964: Race, Class and Gender in the Atlantic World


A Roundtable discussion on:

Transatlantic Relations in the Age of a Rising China

Featuring: David Haglund (Queen’s University), Astrid Nordin (University of Lancaster), Joe Renouard (Johns Hopkins University, Nanjing), Priscilla Roberts (City University of Macau) Jinghan Zeng (University of Lancaster)

The extended deadline for the call for papers has now passed. Registration for the conference has now closed.