Every year, the Austrian Association for American Studies hosts an international conference where scholars from the field present their latest research and discuss ideas.
Upcoming AAAS Conferences
October 2021 // Virtually & On-Site at the University of Graz
Digital American Studies
In addition to exposing a variety of vulnerabilities, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made us all all-too aware of our entanglements with digital technologies, as seemingly never-ending video calls and remote teaching have joined technologies that feel nearly antiquated by now. Our work is, in many respects, interconnected with the digital. While the “digital turn” has had a tremendous impact on academic work, it has also led to the emergence of new objects of inquiry and methodologies, ranging from the digital humanities and questions of digital literacies to video games, social media, slacktivism, and streaming platforms.
The conference “Digital Americas” seeks to take stock of “the digital” within the context of American studies. We understand “America” broadly here—the United States, the Americas, and the Americas’ global entanglements.
Previous AAAS Conferences
the Caribbean and Discourses of Creolization
//Cancelled due to Hurricane Katrina //