Canadian Association for American Studies

Welcome to the Canadian Association for American Studies.

CAAS is a multi-disciplinary organization founded in 1964, when a group of Canadian scholars met in Montreal, at Loyola College, to lay plans for a journal and conference dedicated to encouraging and promoting study and research concerning the United States and to examine the implications of such studies for Canada, other North and South American societies, and the world. The first CAAS conference took place in 1965, and the first issue of the Bulletin of the CAAS was published in that year. The first issue of the Canadian Review of American Studies, CAAS’s award-winning journal, was published in 1970, and is still going strong.

The 2013 CAAS-sponsored conference “‘Total Money Makeover': Culture and the Economization of Everything” took place on October 24-27 in Waterloo, Ontario. The 2014 CAAS-sponsored conference, “American Circuits, American Secrets” will take place in Banff, Alberta September 18-21, 2014.

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