Seminars in American History

Sidney hosts American History seminars.

This academic year Sidney Sussex will host a seminar series in American History.  Organised by Sidney Fellow and Paul Mellon Professor American History Gary Gerstle, the seminars are:

  • 16 November, 5pm (Knox Shaw Room):
    Robin L. Einhorn
    (University of California, Berkeley and The American Academy in Berlin)
    The Long View of American Tax Politics

  • 19 November, 5pm (Old Library):
    Panel, Reading and Remembering Michael O’Brien:
    Richard King
    (University of Nottingham), Joel Isaac (Christ’s College), Samuel James (Christ’s College, University of Cambridge)

  • 23 November, 5pm (Knox Shaw Room):
    Andrew R. Graybill
    (Southern Methodist University)
    For the Sake of the Common Happiness: The Taos Revolt of 1847 and the Limits of U.S. Conquest

  • 30 November, 5pm (Knox Shaw Room):
    Charlie Laderman
    (Peterhouse College)
    Theodore Roosevelt and the Humanitarian Tradition in U.S. Diplomacy

  • 18 January, 5pm (Knox Shaw Room):
    Margaret Jacobs
    (University of Nebraska-Lincoln; 2015-16 Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions, University of Cambridge)
    Performing Indigenous Histories: The Contested Practice of Dance in Settler Colonial Nations

  • 25 January, 5pm (Knox Shaw Room):
    Stephen Tuck
    (University of Oxford) The Doubts of Their Fathers: The Secular Origins of the Civil Rights Movement

  • 1 February, 5pm (Knox Shaw Room):
    John A. Thompson (St Catharine’s College)
    Why Did the United States Assume a Global Role?

  • 8 February, 5pm (Knox Shaw Room):
    Marie-Jeanne Rossignol (Université Paris Diderot)
    The Atlantic World of Anthony Benezet

  • 15 February, 5pm (Knox Shaw Room):
    Michael Kazin
    , Professor of History, Georgetown University
    A War Against War: The Americans Who Fought for Peace, 1914-1918

  • 22 February, 5pm (Knox Shaw Room):
    Sarah Miller-Davenport
    (University of Sheffield)
    The Power of Mutual Understanding: Teaching 'New Modes of Life' in Post-Statehood Hawai’i 

  • 29 February, 5pm (Knox Shaw Room):
    Gareth Stedman-Jones (Queen Mary, University of London; Centre for History and Economics and King’s College)
    Karl Marx and American Politics - the New York Daily Tribune Years
  • 7 March, 5pm (Knox Shaw Room):
    Kristin L. Hoganson (University of Illinois and University of Oxford)
    Isolationism as an Urban Legend 
  • 27 April, 5pm (this meeting will be in the History Faculty):
    Anthony Hopkins
  • 2 May, 1.30pm (Old Library):
    Second Annual American History Graduate Student Workshop
  • 9 May, 5pm (Knox Shaw Room):
    Joanna Cohen (Queen Mary, University of London)
    Selling Tragedy: Fundraising Efforts and Business Strategies in the Post Civil War Era

  • 16 May, 5pm (Knox Shaw Room):
    Nick Guyatt (University of Cambridge)
    Book launch - Bind us Apart: How enlightened Americans invented racial segregation (New York: Basic Books, 2016)
  • 23 May, 5pm (Old Library, Sidney Sussex College):
    Mark A. Peterson
    (University of California, Berkeley)
    Dismembering the Body: The Demise of the City-State of Boston, 1822-1860

For more information about the seminars please down the accompanying PDF or visit the History Faculty website.

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