CFP: Transatlantic Studies Association 14th Annual Conference (Deadline 12.1.14)

Transatlantic Studies Association 14th Annual Conference
Roosevelt Study Center  Middelburg, The Netherlands
6 – 8 July 2015

Keynote Lectures:

Jessica Gienow-Hecht (Free University, Berlin)
Inderjeet Parmar (City University, London)

Plenary Roundtable: The Transatlantic Paradigm Reconsidered 

Call for Papers

Following on from its successful conference at the University of Ghent, the Transatlantic Studies Association is moving on to the Netherlands for its 14th annual conference in July 2015.

Established in 2002, the TSA is a broad network of scholars who use the ‘transatlantic’ as a frame of reference for their work in political, economic, cultural, historical, environmental, literary, and IR/security studies. All transatlantic-themed paper and panel proposals from these disciplines are welcome. The Middelburg conference also encourages proposals / panels that:

  1. investigate the relevance and significance of the ‘transatlantic’ for a certain discipline or field;
  2. that explore it through frames of reference such as ideology, empire, race, religion, migration, political mobilisation, or social movements;
  3. that incorporate perspectives that involve north-south and south-south transatlantic connections, as well as north-north;
  4. that link the ‘transatlantic’ to other key perspectives such as the transnational or the cosmopolitan.

Both panel proposals and individual papers are welcome. Panel proposals are encouraged to include a discussant. New members and junior scholars are especially welcome.

Please send individual paper proposals (a 300 word abstract + brief CV) and complete panel proposals (300 word overview + 300 word abstracts for the papers + brief CVs) to the conference email:


Deadline for panel and paper proposals: 1 December 2014


The Conference Location

Middelburg is located in the south-west Netherlands, and has a rich history as an important trading centre for the Dutch East India Company in the 17th and 18th centuries. For a while it was second only to Amsterdam in terms of commercial importance. Many from this region also migrated to North America, among them the Roosevelt family in 1649. The Roosevelt Study Center was established in Middelburg in 1986 to commemorate these ties, and to support and promote the study of American history and politics in the Netherlands and across Europe. Situated in the abbey in the centre of the town, it is the ideal location for a conference exploring the significance of the ‘transatlantic’.


Due to limited accommodation options in the town of Middelburg, it is highly recommended that participants organize their accommodation as early as possible. Every effort will therefore be made to accept proposals as soon as possible after the 1 December deadline.

The Roosevelt Study Center can be contacted at for information on accommodation options.

TSA Chair and local conference organiser:

Giles Scott-Smith:

Conference committee:

Victor Gavin, Mark Meirowitz, Alexandre Moreli, Sirpa Salenius, Roberta ter Haar, Pia Wiegmink, David Woolner

For further information on the Association please visit