Seminars in American History

Sidney hosts American History seminars.

This term Sidney Sussex will host several seminars in a University series dedicated to American History.  Unless otherwise indicated the seminars, organised by Sidney Fellow and Paul Mellon Professor American History Gary Gerstle, will be held on Mondays at 5pm in the Knox Shaw Room, Sidney Sussex:

  • 16 January, Thomas Sugrue (Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, and History, New York University), Obama’s Urban Policy: A First Appraisal (pre-circulated paper)
  • 20 January, Jill Lepore (David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History, Harvard University and staff writer for The New Yorker), The Rise and Fall of the Fact (4pm, Graham Storey Room, Trinity Hall College
  • 23 January, Simon Newman (Professor of History, University of Glasgow), Hidden in Plain Sight: Escaped Slaves in Jamaica (pre-circulated paper) 
  • 30 January, TBC, First Thoughts on the Trump Presidency: A Panel Discussion
  • 6 February, Alan Taylor (Thomas Jefferson Foundation Chair, University of Virginia and 2016-17 Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor, University of Oxford), Premature Independence: College Violence in Virginia, 1750-1826
  • 13 February, Emily Charnock (Lecturer in History and Keasbey Research Fellow in American Studies, University of Cambridge), More Than A Score: Interest Group Ratings and Polarized Politics (pre-circulated paper)
  • 20 February, No seminar
  • 27 February, David Lubin (Charlotte C. Weber Professor of Art, Wake Forest University, and Visiting Professor, Terra Foundation for American Art, University of Oxford), Behind the Mask: WWI, Plastic Surgery, and the Modern Beauty Revolution
  • 6 March, George Chauncey (Samuel Knight Professor of History and American Studies, Yale University) Rethinking the Post-war History of Gay Life and Politics in the US

For more information please visit the Faculty of History website.

This is an archived news story first posted in February, 2017

  • Flag presented to Sidney Sussex by six American soldiers who served in the Great War, and who were afterwards admitted for a short course of study in Lent Term 1919
  • Flag presented to Sidney Sussex by six American soldiers who served in the Great War, and who were afterwards admitted for a short course of study in Lent Term 1919