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Essay competition announced for members of the Scottish Association for the Study of America

January 14, 2016

Adam Matthew sponsors new 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 Scotland, the Scottish Association for the Study of America (SASA). The essay competition is aimed at postgraduate students, early career researchers and independent researchers in the field of American Studies.

The winner, who will be announced at the 2016 SASA Annual Conference at the University of Stirling in March, will be awarded with £500 cash, one year’s access to an Adam Matthew digital primary source collection of their choice, and will be invited to submit a further essay to contribute to users of this chosen collection.

Competition 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. More details about the competition, including guidelines for submission, can be found on the SASA website: The deadline for submissions is Monday 22nd February 2016.

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.


The Scottish Association for the Study of America exists to promote the study of American history and culture in Scotland and beyond and to foster transatlantic educational links among academics and others. Founded in 1999, the Association provides a network for academics in this field and hosts an annual conference.



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