School of History to host the annual Transatlantic Studies Association conference

We’re delighted to announce that the School of History will be hosting the annual Transatlantic Studies Association conference, from 4-6 July 2022.  

Gaynor Johnson, Professor of International History, has been able to bring the conference to Kent. Johnson says “It will be the 20th annual conference, so it promises to be quite a grand affair!”

Keynes will be the base for the academic business of the conference and where delegate accommodation will be located.  The conference dinner will be at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge.

The TSA is an international community of scholars with a shared interest in all aspects of the Atlantic world.  Not just the Anglo-US paradigm, but also Latin and South America and African history.  It encompasses history in all its forms – not just political and diplomatic – but cultural and global. The TSA also has a very strong tradition of work on transatlantic literature, music, popular culture etc.  Indeed, anything that can be said to have relevance to the transatlantic world. Find out more here: Transatlantic Studies 

This event is sure to be a fantastic opportunity to showcase the work of the School of History and English in particular.  


PhD students: The TSA awards an annual thesis prize and other bursaries.  The TSA has its own journal, the Journal of Transatlantic Studies, on which 

Gaynor Johnson sits on the editorial board.  It is a properly peer reviewed journal but we particularly welcome submissions from students who have given a good paper at the conference and who might want to get their work published.

The deadline for submission of proposals for papers and panels is: 20 March.

Please contact Gaynor Johnson here: