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All seminars are held on Mondays at 5:00 PM in the Knox Shaw Room, Sidney Sussex College, unless otherwise indicated.

All inquiries should be directed to Jonathan Goodwin,, 01223 335317. 

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Easter Term


1 May (Old Library, Sidney Sussex College):

Sarah Gordon, Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law and Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania

The Collapse: The Civil War as a Crisis of Church and State


8 May (Old Library, Sidney Sussex College):

Stephen Wertheim, Junior Research Fellow, King’s College, University of Cambridge

The American-British Century, For A Year: Planning a New World Order Before Pearl Harbor

Discussion will be based on a pre-circulated paper - download here

Commentator: TBC


15 May (Old Library, Sidney Sussex College):

Elizabeth Shermer, Associate Professor of History, Loyola University Chicago

From Opportunity to Risk: Student Lending and the Decline of American Social Welfare


22 May (Old Library, Sidney Sussex College):

3rd Annual American History Graduate Student Workshop

(Details to Follow)


 Easter term 2017 programme - print version


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Michaelmas term 2012 programme





New joint degrees start October 2017