The Andrew Hook Centre is Scotland’s only centre for American Studies, providing a hub for postgraduate students and academics. Building upon the University of Glasgow’s distinguished record in American Studies, the Centre promotes American studies by sponsoring seminars, colloquia, conferences, films and theatrical events. The Hook Centre brings together academics from across the university to create a focus for research and teaching in the history, literature, media and culture of the United States.

The Centre has featured presentations by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, Oscar-winning documentary film-maker Ken Burns, and the Grammy-nominated musician Bruce Molsky, as well as scholars from North America and Europe. Furthermore, the Centre has hosted the annual conferences of the British Association for American Studies, the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, and the Scottish Association for the Study of America, as well as numerous smaller conferences and symposia.

Keep up to date with the Centre and its events here:

Andrew Hook Centre, University of Glasgow

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2019-20 Seminar Series

This blog is managed by Chiara Howe, the PGR Representative of the Andrew Hook Centre, so please get in touch if you’d like to write something! It could be about Americanist themes in your research, a trip you’ve been on, or a conference you’ve attended – whatever takes your fancy.