American History

Seminar or event series

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Seminars will be held on Mondays at 5:00pm in either the Knox Shaw Room, or The Old Library, Sidney Sussex College, unless otherwise stated. Several of the seminars will be based on pre-circulated papers that will be made available two weeks prior to the seminar date.

All inquiries should be directed to Jonathan Goodwin, jmg216@cam.ac.uk, 01223 335317.

To download a copy of the David Minto paper click here - Raven password needed

Events

Oct
12

Alfred Kinsey's Transnational Intimacies During the Rise of Homophile Activism

David Minto, Assistant Professor of Modern British History, University of Durham
Commentator: Lucy Delap, University of Cambridge
*Note that this is a pre-circulated paper*
Oct
26

Historical Perspectives on the 2020 Election: A Panel Discussion

Peniel Joseph, Professor of Public Affairs; Barbara Jordan Chair in Ethics and Political Values; and Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, University of Texas at Austin
Michael Kazin, Professor of History, Georgetown University, and co-editor of Dissent
Julilly Kohler-Hausmann, Associate Professor of History, Cornell University
Nov
2

Book Launch: Gary Gerstle and Joel Isaac, eds., States of Exception in American History (University of Chicago Press, 2020)

Nov
16

Black Lives Matter: Past, Present, and Future: A Panel Discussion

Jamelle Bouie, Columnist for the New York Times
Elizabeth Hinton, Associate Professor of History & African American Studies and Professor of Law, Yale University
Christopher J. Lebron, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University
Nov
30

Talking History with Nancy Cott

Nancy Cott, Jonathan Trumbull Research Professor of American History, Harvard University, joins us to discuss her career.
This is the first instalment in a series of discussions with major figures in the field.

At a glance

Term
Michaelmas Term
When
Mondays at 5:00pm
Where
Online: Zoom
Convenor(s)
Jonathan Goodwin
01223 335317