The HOTCUS annual conference is the centrepiece of the organization’s calendar. It traditionally takes place over three days in the summer, and plays host to a range of research presentations, state of the field round tables, and plenary lectures.

The 2024 HOTCUS annual conference will be hosted by the University of Southampton, between the 19-21 June 2024. The plenary speaker will be Randall J. Stephens, Professor of American and British Studies at the University of Oslo, who will also host the PGR/ECR workshop on the first day of the conference where PhD students and Early Careers Scholars can present and receive feedback on chapters, articles, or detailed research proposals. The Call for Papers will be released in early 2024.

Previous conferences:

2023: Northumbria University, 21-23 June 2023 (plenary speaker: Bruce J. Schulman)

2022: Edinburgh University, 22-24 June 2022 (plenary speaker: Melani McAlister)

2021: Digital Conference, 7-10 June 2021 (plenary speaker: Connie Y Chiang)

2019: Liverpool John Moores University, 12-14 June 2019 (plenary speaker: Donna Murch)

2018: Madingley Conference Centre, Cambridge, 13-15 June 2018 (plenary speaker: Brooke Blower)

2017: University College Dublin, 16-18 June 2017 (plenary speaker: Penny Von Eschen)

2016: Roosevelt Study Center, Middelburg, 6-8 July 2016 (plenary speaker: Margot Canaday)

2015: University of East Anglia, 26-28 June 2015 (plenary speakers: Gary Gerstle and Andrew Hartman)

2014: University of Reading, 5-7 September 2014 (joint conference with BrANCH, HOTCUS plenary speaker: Sarah T. Phillips)

2013: Northumbria University, 5-7 July 2013 (plenary speaker: Wesley Hogan)

2012: Roosevelt Study Center, Middelburg, 20-22 June 2012 (plenary speaker: Charles Postel)

2011: University of Oxford, 7-9 July 2011 (plenary speaker: Jeremi Suri)

2010: University of Sussex, 1-3 July 2010 (plenary speaker: Nancy MacLean)

2009: University of Cambridge, 26-28 June 2009 (plenary speaker: Lisa McGirr)

2008: Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London, 26-28 June 2008 (plenary speaker: Tony Badger)