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Adam Matthew and the British Association of American for American Studies launch new essay competition

November 11, 2015

Adam Matthew sponsors exclusive North American studies competition with collection access and £500 prize

(Marlborough, UK). Adam Matthew are pleased to announce a new essay competition in partnership with the leading association on American Studies in the UK, the British Association of American Studies (BAAS). The essay competition is aimed at postgraduate students, early career researchers and independent researchers in the field of North American history.

The prize consists of £500 and one year’s access to an Adam Matthew digital primary source collection of the winner’s choice.

Essays should be between 3000 and 5000 words in length and relate to a topic covered by any one of Adam Matthew’s North American collections. The deadline for applications is Friday 11th December 2015 and applicants must be members of the BAAS to be eligible. The winner will be announced at the 2016 BAAS/IAAS Annual Conference.

For more information including guidelines and submission, please visit

NB: Applications should not be submitted to Adam Matthew.


Adam Matthew, an imprint of SAGE, is an award winning publisher of digital primary source collections for the humanities and social sciences. Sourced from leading libraries and archives around the world, their unique research and teaching collections cover a wide range of subject areas from medieval family life to 20th century history, literature and culture.


British Association for American Studies
The British Association for American Studies was founded in 1955.

It exists to promote, support and encourage the study of the United States in the Universities, Colleges and Schools of the United Kingdom, and by independent scholars. It welcomes application forms from all those engaged in or connected with the study of the United States.

BAAS is a constituent member of the European Association for American Studies, and nominates a member of the EAAS board.

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