Welcome to Transatlantic Studies

Welcome to the official home of the Transatlantic Studies Association.

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. 


D.C. Watt Prize

Awarded annually by the Transatlantic Studies Association for the best paper presented at its annual conference by an early career scholar. 

Applications accepted through 1 July 2018.

Professor D.C. Watt, 1928-2014


Transatlantic Studies Association

17th Annual Conference

University of North Georgia, Dahlonega Campus

9-11 July 2018

Conference Registration is Now Open


TSA 2018 Panels: Transnational Transatlantic Relations 

Proposals are invited for papers exploring transatlantic relations through the realm of the transnational (i.e. links and interactions between Europe and the Americas taking place via groups and individuals operating at the sub-state level). Papers stemming from a variety of disciplinary perspectives are encouraged – taking in politics, economics, literature, religion and more.

Papers on this theme will be organised into one or more panels to be presented at the TSA 2018 conference, taking place at the University of North Georgia. Papers presented in these panels will be considered for publication in a special edition of the Journal of Transatlantic Studies planned for publication in mid-2020. Contact Dr Thomas Mills, University of Lancaster.


Call for Papers


Venue: Centre for American Legal Studies, School of Law 
Birmingham City University

Monday, 30th July 2018

The Centre for American Legal Studies at BCU and the Monroe Centre at Reading University are pleased to announce a call for papers for their conference on American Politics, History and Law: A Cross-Disciplinary Dialogue.

This event will bring together academics and practitioners in the areas of American Politics, History and Law, with a view to providing an informal platform to meet, present their research and network. Prof. Robert McKeever, one of Britain’s leading expert on American Politics, will be delivering the keynote lecture on the intersection between law and politics in the U.S. The conference is intended to offer around 25 academics and postgraduate students the opportunity to present (for around 20 minutes each), either a full research paper or on ongoing research project. Papers are invited from academic, practitioners and postgraduate researchers at any stage of their career. The six best papers will then be published in a special edition of the British Journal of American Legal Studies. 

Those presenting at the conference are also invited to attend the Stars and Stripes ECN Network event on Monday evening, which will provide a unique opportunity to network with the colleagues on American Politics, History and Law. Academics from across the UK will benefit from exchanging ideas with colleagues from other disciplines to find new, innovative research synergies and we will discuss the creation of an inter-university ‘Law and Politics’ research centre.

This conference has been made possible thanks to the generosity of the Political Studies Association (PSA) ECN Network and the American Politics Group.

Abstracts should be submitted to Ilaria Di Gioia by 29th June 2018 (or earlier if possible). Please also feel free to get in touch with any queries about this event.


Attention: TSA Members

We are pleased to announce a 20% discount for current TSA members on all Routledge books purchased from their website: www.routledge.com.

Contact us to receive your discount code.

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