HOTCUS is delighted to welcome scholars to its thirteenth annual conference, which for the first time is being hosted virtually. Our 2021 Annual Conference is taking place from the 7th to the 10th of June on Zoom, and will feature a mix of pre-circulated papers and live panels on a range of topics relating to the history of the United States.  

Our plenary speaker this year is Connie Y. Chiang, Professor of History and Environmental Studies at Bowdoin College. Professor Chiang has published extensively in the field of environmental history and the history of the United States. She is the author of Nature Behind Barbed Wire: An Environmental History of the Japanese American Incarceration (Oxford University Press, 2018) and Shaping the Shoreline: Fisheries and Tourism on the Monterey Coast (University of Washington Press, 2008) 

To register for the conference on Eventbrite click here  – Link 

The conference handbook, including guidelines for attendants and the final programme, is available here – Link

Attendants will receive links to the Zoom event after registering. Pre-circulated papers will be made available to attendants by email to read before the conference on Monday the 24th May. 

The event is free for all Postgraduate Researchers and Early Career Researchers on employment contracts under 3 years. For scholars in more secure employment, there is a fee of £20*   

Any questions about the conference can be directed to our Events Secretary, Miguel Hernandez at [email protected] 

*All proceeds from this digital conference will be used to pay for PGR assistance during the conference itself. Any remaining funds will be redirected to our COVID-19 Grants scheme to help PGR/ECR members offset the costs of accessing archival materials to complete their research during this pandemic. 

The call for papers is now closed but can still be found here