Welcome to the Swedish Association for American Studies

The Swedish Association for American Studies (SAAS) is an inspiring academic network that encourages scholarship in the multidisciplinary field of American Studies. SAAS seeks to develop a critical understanding of the role, place, and meaning of the United States and North America. In Sweden, research about the US/America is conducted in many different disciplines; SAAS thus functions as an important forum for interdisciplinary exchange and encounters between American Studies scholars.


News and Events

2018 Maple Leaf & Eagle Conference for North American Studies

The 17th Maple Leaf & Eagle Conference will take place on May 15-18, 2018, at the University of Helsinki, Finland. This year’s theme is “Ideas, Ideals, and Ideologies.” The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2017. See the conference website for more information and the CfP.

NAAS 2019 – The 26th Biennial Conference of the Nordic Association for American Studies

The twenty-sixth biennial conference of the Nordic Association for American Studies (NAAS) will take place in Bergen, Norway, on 25–27 April 2019. The theme will be “Monuments, Myth, and Memory.” More information and the CfP will be posted as it becomes available.

EAAS 2018 – The 32nd Conference of the European Association for American Studies

The thirty-second conference of the European Association for American Studies (EAAS), “Environment, Place, and Protest,” will take place in London, England, on 4-7 April, 2018. Deadline for proposals is October 1, 2017. For more information, please visit the conference website.

Call for Articles
American Studies in Scandinavia (ASiS)

ASiS is seeking exciting and vibrant articles from a broad range of scholarly fields relating to American Studies. For more information, see the ASiS Call for Articles or the ASiS website. Send your inquiries and manuscript submissions to the new editor Dr. Janne Lahti at janne.lahti@helsinki.fi. If you have a book to review or would like to review one, contact Prof. Pirjo Ahokas at pirjo.ahokas@utu.fi.