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Cambridge American History Seminar 2019-20

 

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.

2019-2020 programme - print version

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 Lent Term

 

20 January (Knox Shaw Room, Sidney Sussex College):

Peter C. Mancall, 2019-2020 Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Visiting Professor of American History, University of Oxford; Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities and Linda and Harlan Martens Director of the Early Modern Studies Institute, University of Southern California

The Origins of the American Economy

Click here for pre-circulated paper

 

27 January (Cripps Court Auditorium, Magdalene College): 

Heather Thompson, 2019-2020 Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions, University of Cambridge, and Professor of History and Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan

Pitt Professor Inaugural Lecture:

American Prison Uprisings and Why They Matter Today

  

3 February (Knox Shaw Room, Sidney Sussex College):

Emma Teitelman, Mellon Research Fellow in American History, University of Cambridge

Class and State in America’s Greater Reconstruction

This paper will be pre-circulated

Commentator: Robert Lee, University of Cambridge

  

10 February (Old Library, Sidney Sussex College):

Axel Schäfer, Professor of American Studies, Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies, University of Mainz, Germany 

Social Movements, Immigration, and Welfare Policies in the U.S. between the World Wars

This paper will be pre-circulated

  

17 February (Knox Shaw Room, Sidney Sussex College):

Mario Del Pero, Professor of International History, Institut d’études politiques, Sciences Po, Paris  

Ten Texan Evangelicals in Rome: Religion, Micro-History and the Early Cold War

  

24 February (Old Library, Sidney Sussex College):

Elisabeth Leake, Lecturer in International History, University of Leeds

US Responses to the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan, 1978-89

This paper will be pre-circulated

  

2 March (Knox Shaw Room, Sidney Sussex College):

Jonathan Daniel Wells, Professor of History and Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan

The New York Kidnapping Club: Wall Street and Slavery before the Civil War

 

9 March (Knox Shaw Room, Sidney Sussex College):

Rachel Herrmann, Lecturer in United States History, University of Cardiff

Settler Colonialism and the Problem with Water

This paper will be pre-circulated

  

Easter Term

 

27 April (Old Library, Sidney Sussex College):

Julilly Kohler-Hausmann, Associate Professor of History, Cornell University 

Voter Apathy, Suppression, and Fraud: Struggles Over U.S. Democracy in the Post-Voting Rights Era

 

4 May (Knox Shaw Room, Sidney Sussex College):

Margot Canaday, Associate Professor of History, Princeton University

“Trouble [Came] with Revolutionary Action”: Gay Liberation and Work

This paper will be pre-circulated

 

11 May (Knox Shaw Room, Sidney Sussex College):

Jane Kamensky, Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History and

Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Candida Royalle and the Sexual Revolution: A History from Below

 

18 May (Knox Shaw Room, Sidney Sussex College):

Tiya Miles, Professor of History, Harvard University

Reconstructing Enslaved Women's Lives Through Objects

This paper will be pre-circulated

 

 

Conferences and Workshops

 

27 February Workshop (Room 10, History Faculty, Cambridge), 2-4pm:

State of the Field: French Atlantic Louisiana

A roundtable discussion with Emily Clark, Tulane University; Cécile Vidale, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris); and Sophie White, University of Notre Dame.

Chaired by Sarah Pearsall, University of Cambridge

  

15-17 May Conference: 

The Art and Craft of Western History

Organised by Robert Lee and Sarah Pearsall, University of Cambridge

 

26-27 June Conference:

Reckoning and Renewal: Writing American History in the Age of Trump

Organised by Nicholas Guyatt, University of Cambridge 

 

The details of these events will be forthcoming.

 

 Archive Seminars

2018-2019 programme

2017-2018 programme

Easter Term 2017 programme 

Lent term 2017 programme

Michaelmas term 2016 programme

Easter term 2016 programme 

Michaelmas and Lent term 2016

Easter Term 2015 programme 

Lent term 2015 programme

Michaelmas term 2014 programme

Easter term 2014 programme

Lent term 2014 programme

Michaelmas term 2013 programme

Easter term 2013 programme

Lent term 2013 programme

Michaelmas term 2012 revised programme

Michaelmas term 2012 programme

 

 

 

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