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

SAAS Co-Sponsor Seminar – Uppsala, Sweden, 5 December 2017

SAAS is co-sponsoring a seminar with Fredrik Logevall, professor of history and international affairs at Harvard University. The seminar, titled ”Making Sense of the Vietnam War,” is arranged at the Swedish Institute for North American Studies (SINAS), and will be held at Uppsala University on December 5, 2017. See the flyer for more information.

SAAS 2018 – The 10th Biennial Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies

The Call for Panels and Papers is now open for the next SAAS conference, to be held in Stockholm on 28–30 September, 2018. Please visit the conference website for more information and submission guidelines. The deadline for submissions is January 5, 2018.

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.

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.