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Cambridge American History Seminar Easter Term 2022

This term we will be continuing with weekly, in-person seminars, four of which will be held in William Mong Hall, Sidney Sussex College.  One event, Nicholas Guyatt’s book launch, will be held at Heffers.

During Lent 2022, we were excited to rediscover the regularity, intensity, and intimacy of our weekly, in-person seminars.  And the wine too.  We are also excited about the schedule we have assembled for Easter 2022, and the interchanges that we think the seminars will generate.

Due to Covid regulations there are capacity limits for all in-person events. We will therefore be asking you to email Jonathan Goodwin to confirm your attendance. We will send out a note once we have reached capacity.

Should the Covid situation worsen and the risk of in-person gatherings become too great, we will revert to Zoom for our seminars.

For a link to Emily Snyder's paper click here.

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





Safari for Souls: Billy Graham, US Evangelicalism, and the Cold War in Africa

Uta Balbier, Associate Professor of Twentieth-Century US History, St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford
William Mong Hall, Sidney Sussex College

Book Launch: The Hated Cage: An American Tragedy in Britain’s Most Terrifying Prison (Basic Books and Oneworld Publications, 2022)

Nicholas Guyatt, Professor in North American History, Jesus College, University of Cambridge
Heffers, Trinity Street

The View from Miami: Cuban Exile Politics, the Contra War, and Migration in the 1980s

Emily Snyder, Mellon Research Fellow in American History, Newnham College, University of Cambridge
William Mong Hall, Sidney Sussex College
Commentator: Tanya Harmer, London School of Economics
Please note that this is a pre-circulated paper.

Gary Gerstle in conversation with David Runciman about Prof Gerstle’s new book, The Rise and Fall of the Neoliberal Order: America and the World in the Free Market Era (Oxford University Press, 2022)

Gary Gerstle is Paul Mellon Professor of American History Emeritus, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge
David Runciman is Professor of Politics, University of Cambridge
William Mong Hall, Sidney Sussex College

Yankee Sullivan, the Fighting Irish, and the Making of New York

Patrick Griffin, 2021-22 Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History, Queen’s College, University of Oxford and Madden-Hennebry Professor of History, University of Notre Dame
William Mong Hall, Sidney Sussex College

At a glance

Easter Term
Mondays at 5:00pm
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Jonathan Goodwin
01223 335317