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FASA keeps its members updated on relevant news and events. On this page, you can find our news feed. FASA members are also free to join the FASA mailing list! 

FASA arranges a seminar on North American Studies annually. For more information on the seminar, please visit the FASA seminar page.

If you wish to add news to our feed (for instance, on your recent publication) or join the mailing list, please send us a message (fasafinland@gmail.com).

Here, you can find the FASA news feed!

The SAM/FASA conference grant for doctoral researchers

18.11.2022

SAM Foundation and The Fin­nish Ame­ri­can Stu­dies As­so­ci­a­ti­on (FASA) are jointly offering a conference grant for doctoral researchers in American Studies. The grant can also be used for attending summer schools.

Application deadline 15 January 2023 (5 p.m.). For more information, visit the SAM website.

Call for Papers: Twenty-Second Biennial New Sweden History Conference 

18.11.2022

The New Sweden History Conference (NSHC) explores the history of the New Sweden Colony (1638-1655) and its legacy in colonial America. The conference takes place on Saturday, November 4, 2023 in Philadelphia.

Deadline for abstracts is Friday, June 2, 2023.

For more information, see the attachment below.

New Entry in the FASA Column

18.11.2022

The new entry published in November 2022 titled ”Uusia suuntia alkuperäiskansojen historioille” is written by Sami Lakomäki. To view the column, please click the title.

The US Midterm Elections Event 11 November 2022

7.11.2022

FASA, SAM, and the Helsinki University Faculty of Arts are organizing a panel discussion regarding the 2022 US midterm elections. The panel discussion is going to be held on 11 November. The panelists in the event are Rani-Henrik Andersson (University of Helsinki), Outi Hakola (University of Eastern Finland), Benita Heiskanen (University of Turku, The John Morton Center for North American Studies), and Mikko Saikku (University of Helsinki).

The discussion is moderated by FASA vice president Reetta Humalajoki (University of Turku) ja YLE reporter Ville Hupa (US Correspondent for Svenska YLE, 2019-2022).

The event is held at Tiedekulma at the University of Helsinki and it can also be viewed online. For more information, please visit  https://www.samsuomi.fi/tapahtuma/sam-suomi-keskustelutilaisuus-yhdysvaltain-valivaalit-2022-pohjois-amerikan-tutkijat-vastaavat/


New Entries in the FASA Column

7.11.2022

During September and October, there have been two new entries published in the FASA column:

“Kulttuurisotien sumuverho peittää alleen todellisia yhteiskunnallisia kipupisteitä” by Pekka Kolehmainen

and

Mustien naiskirjailijoiden mieskuvia” by Tuula Kolehmainen.

To view the columns, click the title.


Heidelberg Center for American Studies; CFA

7.11.2022

Call for applications to Heidelberg Center for American Studies SPRING ACADEMY 2023, deadline 15 November 2022.

See this link for more information.


NAAS Conference 2023: CFP Deadline for Proposals Approaches

22.8.2022

Nordic Association for American Studies (NAAS) will hold its The 27th Biennial NAAS Conference in Uppsala May 25-27, 2023.

The submission deadline for proposals is September 1, 2022.

For more information, please view the CFP document below. You can also visit the conference website.


New Entry in the FASA Column

22.8.2022

The new entry of the FASA column in SAM Magazine has been published.

The entry titled “Vallan ja rodun käsitteet USA-tutkimuksessa” is written by Ari Helo.

To view the column, click here.


New DAAS Website

22.8.2022

The Danish Association for American Studies (DAAS) has a new website.

Click here to visit the new site.


New NAAS Website

13.7.2022

Nordic Association of American Studies (NAAS) has a new website. Visit the association’s new site by clicking here.


New issue of American Studies in Scandinavia

15.6.2022

A new issue of American Studies in Scandinavia has been published and is available online.

Click here to view the issue.


New Entry in the FASA Column

14.6.2022

The new entry of the FASA column in SAM Magazine has been published.

The entry titled “Aseväkivallan ja sen ehkäisyn monet kasvot” is written by Mila Seppälä.

To view the column, click here.


European Association for American Studies (EAAS) Postgraduate Travel Grants Available

30.5.2022

European Association for American Studies (EAAS) Postgraduate Travel Grant application deadline is 30 June 2022.

For more information, please visit the EAAS website.


Guest Lecture “The Black Arts Movement in Chicago: A Moment in America and Black Culture” on 13 June 2022

30.5.2022

Guest lecture “The Black Arts Movement in Chicago: A Moment in America and Black Culture” by Professor of English (Washington State University) Thabiti Lewis is held at the University of Helsinki (Metsätalo) on 13 June 2022, 2pm-4pm.

For more information, see the attachment below.


FASA-SAM Webinar 25.5.2022

23.5.2022

The final webinar of the FASA-SAM webinar series Spotlight USA: Embracing Diversity in Spring 2022 is going be held this Wednesday 25 May 2022, 5pm-6:30pm.

The webinar is free for members of FASA.

The webinar is titled Ilmaston vai demokratian kriisi? and it will be held in Finnish.

To sign up and to view more information, please click the title of the webinar above.


New Entry in the FASA Column

16.5.2022

The new entry of the FASA column in SAM Magazine has been published.

The entry titled “Amerikkalaisen unelman päivänpaisteinen vankila” is written by Pekka Kilpeläinen.

To view the column, click here.


FASA Column in SAM Magazine: Call for Writers

9.5.2022

Member of FASA! Are you interested in writing your own entry to the FASA column?

FASA is searching for writers for entries to be published in August, September, November, and December 2022.

Your entry should present your research to the readers of SAM Magazine. In addition, you can comment on topical issues or connect them with the scope of your research. For more detailed description on the nature of the column, please see the entry written by FASA president Janne Lahti.

The entries are to be written in Finnish and be app. 4000 – 6000 characters in length. Additionally, you should provide 1-3 images to accompany your text. 

If you are interested, please send an email to fasafinland@gmail.com by 15.6.2022.

You can view the column in SAM Magazine. Links to all previous column entries are listed on the FASA website.

We encourage FASA members in all career stages to contact us and present your research to the general public!

FASA at the Maple Leaf and Eagle Conference in North American Studies 2022

9.5.2022

To view the Maple Leaf & Eagle 2022 Conference website, click here.


NAAS 2023: Conference Website

25.4.2022

The 27th biennial conference of the Nordic Association for American Studies (NAAS) has a website.

Please visit NAAS2023.com to view the call for papers and other information.


New Entry in the FASA Column

15.4.2022

The new entry of the FASA column in SAM Magazine has been published.

The new entry titled “Kadonneet alkuperäiskansojen naiset ja historian synkkä perintö” is written by Iina Hakola.

To view the column, click here.


Call for Papers – Nordic Association for American Studies (NAAS)

6.4.2022

Nordic Association for American Studies (NAAS) will hold its The 27th Biennial NAAS Conference in Uppsala May 25-27, 2023.

The call for papers for the upcoming conference has been published and available! The submission deadline for proposals is September 1, 2022.

For more information, please view the CFP document below.


Maple Leaf and Eagle Conference: Registration is Open!

5.4.2022

Visit the conference website to sign up or to view the program.


Call for Papers: Edited Volume on Transatlantic Slavery and Abolition Practices in the Nordic Region

5.4.2022

FASA wants to inform its members about a call for papers for an edited volume on transatlantic slavery and abolition practices in the nordic region. The deadline for an initial abstract is the 2 of May 2022.

We will develop the new book collaboratively over a period of around two years, with an informal and
fully funded workshop at Swedish Institute
for North American Studies (SINAS), Uppsala University, discussing chapters-in-progress. We plan for an open access, peer reviewed anthology with an introduction in Swedish. We welcome papers in Scandinavian languages, and English.

For more information, please read the full CFP:


New Entry in the FASA Column

28.3.2022

The new entry of the FASA column in SAM Magazine has been published.

The new entry titled “Kuulokulmia afrikka­lai­sa­me­rik­ka­laisen gospelmusiikin historiaan Suomessa” is written by Nina Öhman.

To view the column, click here.


FASA-SAM Webinar program for Spring 2022

18.3.2022

The FASA-SAM webinar series program for Spring 2022 has been published. Each webinar includes different speakers and moderators. By clicking each webinar title you can read more information on the individual webinars and sign up to partcipate.

23.3.2022, 17:00-18:00 Miten ymmärrämme USA:n asekulttuuria?

20.4.2022, 17:00-18:00 Mikä Yhdysvaltoja oikein riivaa?

25.5.2022, 17:00-18:00 Ilmaston vai demokratian kriisi?

The webinars are free for all FASA members


Maple Leaf & Eagle 2022: Updated Program!

18.3.2022

Maple Leaf & Eagle Conference in North American Studies 2022 has an updated program. The conference takes place in Helsinki, 18-20 May 2022.

You can view the conference program and other information on the conference website.


FASA-SAM Webinar Continues!

14.3.2022

FASA – SAM Webinar series Spotlight USA: Embracing Diversity -webinar series continues. The first webinar is going to be held on the 23.3.2022.

The webinar is free to all members of FASA!

The topic of the webinar is the US gun culture, which will be discussed by Benita Heiskanen (Professor of North American Studies, University of Turku) and Mikko Saikku (McDonnell Douglas Professor of American Studies, University of Helsinki). The discussion will be moderated by Pekka Kolhemainen (Ph.D Cultural History, University of Turku)

The discussion will be held in Finnish

You can sign up for the webinar here.


New Entry in the FASA Column

17.2.2022

The new entry of the FASA column in SAM Magazine has been published.

The new entry titled “Ei pelkkä “historian synkkä luku”: Kanadan asuntolakoulut ja kolonialismin rakenteellinen perintö” is written by Hanna Rask.

To view the column, click here.


American Studies in Scandinavia is now fully online and open access

4.2.2022

Starting in 2022, the journal American Studies in Scandinavia is available only online and it is fully open access. Click here to see the newest publication.

Additionally, you can read and download older issues through the journal achives.


Rethinking Whiteness in 21st-century American Studies – Online Webinar

20.1.2022

FASA members are invited to American Studies Network webinar titled “Rethinking Whiteness in 21st-century American Studies”.

The webinar is free to all students and members of European American Studies community, and there is no need to register in advance.

Further information and the link to the webinar are available in the poster below.


FASA Annual General Meeting

20.1.2022

FASA is going to hold an annual meeting on 11 February, 11 am. The meeting will be held online and the link to it will be sent to all members of FASA.

In the meeting, the FASA board for 2022-2023 will be chosen. All FASA members can candidate themselves to become members of the board!

For further information, contact FASA through fasafinland@gmail.com


New Entry in the FASA column

11.1.2022

The new entry of the FASA column in SAM Magazine has been published.

The new entry titled “Ikuisen sodan varjossa: Yhdysvaltalainen terroris­min­vas­taisen sodan veteraa­ni­kir­jal­lisuus” is written by Ari Räisänen.

To view the column, click here.


Time to Renew FASA Membership for 2022!

11.1.2022

Happy New Year 2022!

It is time to renew your FASA membership for 2022.

Please note that as of 2022, the journal American Studies in Scandinavia is only available online for free. Thus, our membership categories have been updated to include only two categories:

  1. Standard membership for 22€/year
  2. Student / Retiree membership for 15€ /year

For more information on membership and payments, click here.


“Sugar Island’s Early Finnish History” Online Symposium

22.12.2021

Online symposium on “Sugar Island’s Early Finnish History” will be organized on January 15, 2022.

The symposium is organized by the HUMANA-project  in collaboration with Finlandia University, Hancok, Michigan, the Kone Foundation, and the Migration Institute of Finland.

The event will be online and open to the public.

You can register by sending an email to saara.kekki@helsinki.fi, after which we will send you a zoom link. The organizers hope to see many of you there and especially the Sugar Island and Sault St. Marie area friends.


Registration for the EAAS 2022 conference is open

17.12.2021

34th European Association for American Studies (EAAS) Conference is going to be held in Madrid 6-8 April 2022. The theme of the upcoming conference is Wastelands.

Registration for the conference is open, and the organizers are offering early-bird special prizes until 23 January 2022.

for more information, please visit the conference website.


New Entry in the FASA column

14.12.2021

The new entry of the FASA column in SAM Magazine has been published.

The entry is titled “Amerikan­suo­ma­lainen yhteisö rakentaa itseymmärrystään uuden histori­a­kult­tuurin kautta” and it is written by Jari Nikkola.

Click here to view the column.


SAM – FASA Grant 2022

7.12.2021

Finnish doctoral candidate members of FASA and SAM can now apply for a new conference grant!

SAM Foundation and The Fin­nish Ame­ri­ca Stu­dies As­so­ci­a­ti­on (FASA) are jointly offering a conference grant in 2022. ­

SAM and FASA want to support Finnish doctoral students who research the United States and facilitate their participation to conferences arranged in Europe and in the United States.

The grant is meant to cover general expenses, such as conference participation fees, travel, and lodging.

Three grants in the amount of 200 to 400 euros will be awarded annually. The application period is 1.12.2021-10.1.2022.

For more information, please visit SAM Foundation website “Konferenssiapurahaa vuodelle 2022”.


New Entry in the FASA Column

25.11.2021

The new entry of the FASA column in SAM Magazine has been published.

The entry titled “Kulttuurisota – mitä se itse asiassa tarkoittaa?” comes from the pen of Olli Saukko.

Click here to view the column.


Webinaari – Uhkaavatko salaliittoteoriat demokratiaa ja yhteiskunnallisia rakenteita?

25.10.2021

FASA would like to invite you to participate to a webinar on 3 November 2021.

The webinar is organized together with SAM (Suomi-Amerikka Yhdistysten Liitto) and part of the Spotlight USA: Embracing Diversity webinar series.

Participation is open and free for FASA members!

Huom! Webinaarin kieli on suomi.

QAnon on kattava salaliittoteoria, yhdistelmä lukuisia vanhempia salaliittoteorioita ja menneisyydestä tuttuja pelkoja ja ahdistuksia, joiden juuret ovat syvällä Yhdysvaltojen historiassa.Miksi QAnonin kaltaisilla salaliittoteorioilla on kannattajansa Yhdysvalloissa? Mikä salaliittoteorioita yhdistää? Entä ketä ne hyödyttävät?

Aiheesta keskustelevat Outi Hakola (dosentti, Helsingin yliopisto), Niko Heikkilä (tohtorikoulutettava, Turun yliopisto) ja Tom Lippo (asianajaja, Washington D.C.).  Moderaattorina toimii Helsingin Sanomien toimituspäällikkö Laura Saarikoski, joka työskenteli Yhdysvallat-kirjeenvaihtajana vuodet 2014-18.*

*https://samsuomi.fi/event/uhkaavatko-salaliittoteoriat-demokratiaa-ja-yhteiskunnallisia-rakenteita/

Voit ilmoittautua webinaariin täällä.  

​To learn more about the joint FASA – SAM webinar series, click here.


Maple Leaf & Eagle Conference 2022: Call for Papers Extended Deadline

25.10.2021

The Maple Leaf & Eagle Conference 2022: Call for Papers  deadline has been extended to

October 29, 2021

For more information, visit the conference website

CFP: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/maple-leaf-eagle-conference/call-papers


Webinar – Understanding Race and Privilege

15.10.2021

FASA would like to invite you to participate to a webinar on 20 October. NOTE! There has been a change in schedule. The webinar starts at 3 pm.

The webinar is organized together with SAM (Suomi-Amerikka Yhdistysten Liitto) and part of the Spotlight USA: Embracing Diversity webinar series.

Participation is open and free for FASA members!

Mark Hersey (associate professor, Mississippi state university and Fulbright Bicentennial Chair in American Studies, Helsinki university) and Saara Kekki (reseacher, Helsinki university) will discuss among other things about how ethnic and racial identities have been inscribed onto the US landscape. The discussion is moderated by Stephen Lee.*

*https://samsuomi.fi/event/understanding-race-and-privilege-webinar/

You can sign up here.

​To learn more about the joint FASA – SAM webinar series, click here.


New Entry in the FASA Column

11.10.2021

The new entry of the FASA column in SAM Magazine has been published.

The entry titled 

Alkuperäiskansat, perinteinen tieto ja ympäristönsuojelu” 

is written by Rani-Henrik Andersson.


Maple Leaf & Eagle Conference 2022: Call for Papers

11.10.2021

The Maple Leaf & Eagle Conference 2022: Call for Papers  is open for submission until October 15, 2021

For more information, visit the conference website. 

CFP: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/maple-leaf-eagle-conference/call-papers


Webinaari – Kolonialismin jatkuvuudet ja perinnöt nykypäivänä (6.10.2021)

5.10.2021

FASA would like to invite you to participate to a webinar on 6 October.

The webinar is organized together with SAM (Suomi-Amerikka Yhdistysten Liitto). 

Participation is open and free for FASA members!

​Huom! Webinaarin kieli on suomi.

Asiantuntijamme Reetta Humalajoki (yliopistonlehtori, Turun yliopisto), Janne Lahti (dosentti, Helsingin yliopisto) ja Hanna Rask (tohtorikoulutettava, Helsingin yliopisto) keskustelevat muun muassa miten kolonialismin luomat rakenteet ja valtasuhteet ovat yhä läsnä amerikkalaisessa yhteiskunnassa ja miten hahmotamme menneisyyttä. Keskustelun moderoijana toimii Marko Korkeakoski.*

* https://samsuomi.fi/event/kolonialismin-jatkuvuudet-ja-perinnot-nykypaivana-webinaari/

Voit ilmoittautua webinaariin täällä  

​To learn more about the joint FASA – SAM webinar series, click here.


Webinaari – Kolonialismin jatkuvuudet ja perinnöt nykypäivänä (6.10.2021)

24.9.2021

FASA would like to invite you to participate to a webinar on 6 October.

The webinar is organized together with SAM (Suomi-Amerikka Yhdistysten Liitto).

Huom! Webinaarin kieli on suomi.

Voit ilmoittauta webinaariin täällä  

​To learn more about the joint FASA – SAM webinar series, click here.


EAAS Conference 2022: Call for Papers

24.9.2021

34th European Association for American Studies Conference, 6-8 April 2022, Madrid. 

Call for papers is open until 30 September 2021.

​The theme of the upcoming conference is waste / wastelands, as the organizers elaborate on their site:

The year 2022 marks the centenary of the publication of T.S. Eliot’s poem The Waste Land. The title of the conference alludes to Eliot’s work and the main themes in it, expanding the idea of the wasteland to the study of the United States. Hence, the overarching theme of the conference is open to all kinds of reflections around the concept of “wasteland” and waste. EAAS 2022 invites proposals that address the concept of waste in U.S. culture, history, and politics.* 

*https://eaas2022.com/

For more information on the conference and submission, please visit eaas2022.com


FASA – SAM Webinar series Spotlight USA: Embracing Diversity part of the Year of Research-based knowledge (Tutkitun tiedon teemavuosi) 2021

24.9.2021

What is the Year of Researched-Based Knowledge?

The Year of Research-Based Knowledge is a joint initiative organised by the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Academy of Finland and the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies. Its aim is to make research-based knowledge even more visible and accessible, and to intensify the collaboration between organisations working with research-based knowledge.*

*https://tutkittutieto.fi/en/what-is-the-year-of-research-based-knowledge/

For more information, please visit Tutkittutieto.fi


Maple Leaf & Eagle Conference 2022: Call for Papers

13.9.2021

The Maple Leaf & Eagle Conference 2022: Call for Papers has been published and is open for submission until

October 15, 2021. 

​For more information, visit the conference website

CFP: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/maple-leaf-eagle-conference/call-papers


Webinar – Religion in America: Declining or Remixing?

13.9.2021

FASA would like to invite you to participate to a webinar on 22 September. The webinar is organized together with SAM (Suomi-Amerikka Yhdistysten Liitto).

To sign up for the webinar, please visit:  https://fb.me/e/1OrYcYacY

​To learn more about the joint FASA – SAM webinar series, click here.


New Entry in the FASA Column

13.9.2021

The new entry of the FASA column has been published. The entry is written by Pasi J. Kallio and is titled “Yhdysvaltain histori­an­tut­ki­muksen lyhyt historia: taivaan kirkkaudesta sirpalesuolle”


The New FASA Logo

13.9.2021

Last Spring FASA organized a logo competition and received several design suggestions for the new logo. FASA is happy to announce that the winner of the competition is Jaakko Dickman’s design.

​FASA wants to thank all designers who participated and submitted their suggestions!