Program in American StudiesWestern Social Science


Ellis Island

US Govt National Archives

Immigrant children, Ellis Island, 1908.


Upcoming Conferences

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Past Conferences

Taking Stock of a Turbulent Decade and Looking Ahead: Immigration to North America in 2000-2010

April 28-30, 2011

Co-hosted by The Centre for Research on Migration and Ethnic Relations, Faculty of Social Science, and The Canada-U.S. Institute.

Conference website

States of Emergency: Crisis, Panic and the Nation

The Canadian Association for American Studies 2009 Annual Conference was hosted by The Centre for American Studies, University of Western Ontario at the Hilton Hotel, London, Ontario, November 13-15, 2009.

A selection of papers from the conference proceedings were published in a special issue of the Canadian Review of American Studies journal in March, 2012. The issue can be viewed here.

The Jewish Immigrant Experience in America

The Great Hall, Western University, Wednesday March 16-Thursday March 17, 2005.

The conference featured some of the most prominent and prolific scholars in American Jewish immigration history.

Past Conferences 1982-2001