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Second Adam Matthew digital essay competition launched in partnership with the British Association for American Studies

October 13, 2016

Competition encourages postgraduate students and early career researchers to apply

 Marlborough, UK. Adam Matthew is delighted to continue its partnership with the British Association for American Studies (BAAS), supporting a second annual essay competition aimed at postgraduate students and early career researchers. BAAS members are invited to enter for their chance to win £500, one year’s access to an Adam Matthew digital primary source collection of their choice and publish their winning essay in US Studies Online: the Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Network and Blog.

Adam Matthew and the BAAS launched the inaugural competition in late 2015 with the first prize awarded to Patrick J. Doyle (Royal Holloway University, London) for his essay “Replacement Rebels: Confederate Substitution and the Issue of Citizenship” at the 2016 Irish and British Association for American Studies Conference in Belfast.

To enter the 2016 Adam Matthew Digital Essay Competition, postgraduates and early career researchers should submit an essay between 3000 and 5000 words in length relating to a topic covered by any one of Adam Matthew’s North American collections. Applicants must be members of the BAAS to be eligible.

The deadline for applications is Friday 20th January 2017 and the winner will be announced at the 62nd BAAS Annual Conference held at Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent in April 2017.

For more information, including guidelines and submission, please visit

NB: Applications should not be submitted to Adam Matthew.


Adam Matthew, an imprint of SAGE Publishing, 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. | @AdamMatthewGrp |

British Association for American Studies was founded in 1955. It exists to promote, support and encourage the study of the United States in the Universities, Colleges and Schools of the United Kingdom, and by independent scholars. It welcomes application forms from all those engaged in or connected with the study of the United States. BAAS is a constituent member of the European Association for American Studies, and nominates a member of the EAAS board.

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