Welcome to Transatlantic Studies

Welcome to the official home of the Transatlantic Studies Association (TSA)

The TSA was created in 2001 to bring together those scholars for whom the ‘transatlantic’ is an important frame of reference: historians, political scientists and International Relations, sociologists, cultural and literary theorists. Since its establishment the Association has become a significant multi-disciplinary venue and network, and its annual conference attracts a broad cross-section of scholars from across North America, Latin America, and Europe. 


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Transatlantic Studies Association

16th Annual Conference

University College Cork, Ireland

10-12 July 2017


Travel Grants

The Transatlantic Studies Association is pleased to offer five conference grants for young scholars. These will be awarded to MA, PhD and post-doctoral students who have had papers accepted for the July 2017 conference in Cork, Ireland.

Whereas previously these grants have been for £100, additional conference funding has enabled us to offer grants of £150 in 2017.

Application details: TSA Conference Travel Grants


Call for Papers

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 and related disciplines are welcome.

This conference thus welcomes papers in the following areas:

  1. History

  2. International Relations and Security Studies

  3. Literature, Film and Culture

  4. Planning and the Environment

  5. Economics

  6. Proposals that investigate the ‘transatlantic’ and explore it through frames of reference such as ideology, empire, race, religion, migration, political mobilisation, or social movements

  7. Proposals that incorporate perspectives that involve north-­south and south-south transatlantic connections, as well as north-­north

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: tsacork2017@gmail.com

Deadline for panel and paper proposals: 3 February 2017

We aim to make a decision on your proposal within three weeks.


For further information or enquiries please contact the following:

Chair of TSA / Local Organiser: Professor David Ryan: David.Ryan@ucc.ie