Seminars in American History

Sidney hosts American History seminars.

This academic year Sidney Sussex will host a number of seminars as part of a series of American History events being organised by Sidney Fellow and Paul Mellon Professor American History Gary Gerstle. The seminars being held in Sidney this term are:

  • 10 October, Thomas A. Foster, Professor of History, DePaul University, Queering Enslaved Men’s Experiences: Same-Gender Intimacy and Sexual Vulnerability
  • 17 October, Pekka Hämäläinen, Rhodes Professor of American History, University of
    Oxford, A Place in the World (please note that discussion will be based on a pre-circulated paper)
  • 24 October, Nick Witham, Lecturer in US Political History, University College London
    Remembering 1968: Life Writing, Politics and Protest
  • 31 October, Bronwen Everill, Lecturer in History, Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge, Free Produce, Free Labour, and the Africa Question (please note that discussion will be based on a pre-circulated paper)
  • 7 November, Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History, Columbia University, and Michael O’Brien Distinguished Historian, University of Cambridge, Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad. Please note that this event will be held at the Riley Auditorium, Clare College.
  • 8 November, workshop with Professor Foner
  • 14 November, Darren Dochuk, Professor of History, University of Notre Dame
    Blood on the Earth: Wildcat Religion and Oil in America’s Age of Civil War (please note that discussion will be based on a pre-circulated paper)
  • 17 November, Seth Fein, Historian and Filmmaker, Seven Local Film.  Film Screening: Between Neighborhoods.  Seth Fein presents a screening of his new film about Queens (New York City) as a transnational hub for people and commerce from the 1964 New York World’s Fair until today.  Please note that this event will be held in the Runcie Room, Faculty of Divinity.
  • 21 November, Seth Archer, Mellon Fellow in American History, University of Cambridge, Throwing Away the Gods: Hawai‘i, 1818-1825 (please note that discussion will be based on a pre-circulated paper)
  • 28 November, Loïc Wacquant, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, and 2016-17 Pitt Professor, University of Cambridge, Peculiar Institutions: Four Centuries of Race-Making in the United States (please note that discussion will be based on a pre-circulated paper)

Seminars will be held at 5pm in the Knox Shaw Room, Sidney Sussex College, unless otherwise stated.  For details of other events happening across the University, download the accompanying termcard. 

For more information please contact Jonathan Goodwin.

 

This is an archived news story first posted in November, 2016