American History

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Cambridge American History Seminar Michaelmas Term 2022

Seminars will be held on Mondays at 5:00pm in either the William Mong Hall or Knox Shaw Room, Sidney Sussex College, unless otherwise stated. Many of the seminars will be based on pre-circulated papers that will be made available one week before the seminar date.  Participants are expected to read pre-circulated papers prior to seminars.

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

For a copy of Fredrik Logevall's paper click here (Raven password required).

 

Events

Oct
10

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

Uta Balbier, Associate Professor of Twentieth-Century US History and Fellow, St Anne’s College, University of Oxford
William Mong Hall, Sidney Sussex College
No pre-circulated paper
Oct
17

No Seminar

Oct
24

Food as a Weapon? Herbert Hoover and the Rising Tide of Bolshevism, 1917-1919

Charlie Laderman, Senior Lecturer in International History, King’s College London
Knox Shaw Room, Sidney Sussex College
This paper will be pre-circulated
Commentator: Celia Donert, University of Cambridge
Oct
31

Democratic Development in the 19th Century United States: The Centrality of the States

John Joseph Wallis, Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions, University of Cambridge, Professor of Economics, University of Maryland and Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
Knox Shaw Room, Sidney Sussex College
This paper will be pre-circulated
Commentator: Robert Lee, University of Cambridge
Nov
7

Power Ever Follows Property: Sugar Heiresses and the Devises Act of 1761

Erin Trahey, Assistant Professor in Early American History, University of Cambridge
Knox Shaw Room, Sidney Sussex College
This paper will be pre-circulated
Commentator: Bronwen Everill, University of Cambridge
Nov
14

Eureka! Gold Rushes, Universities and Globalization, 1840–1910

Caitlin Harvey, Early Career Research Fellow, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge
William Mong Hall, Sidney Sussex College
This paper will be pre-circulated
Commentator: Saul Dubow, University of Cambridge
Nov
21

From The New Economy to Neoliberalism

Angus Burgin, Associate Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University
Old Divinity School Main Lecture Theatre, St John’s College
This paper will be pre-circulated
Commentator: David Runciman, University of Cambridge
This seminar will be held jointly with Political Thought and Intellectual History.
Nov
28

JFK: The Road to Power

Fredrik Logevall, Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs and Professor of History, Harvard University
William Mong Hall, Sidney Sussex College):
This paper will be pre-circulated
Commentator: Iwan Morgan, University College London

At a glance

Term
Michaelmas Term
When
Mondays at 5:00pm
Where
See event details
Convenor(s)
Jonathan Goodwin
01223 335317