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2017-2018

 

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, jmg216@cam.ac.uk, 01223 335317. 

 

Lent Term

 

22 January:

Jonathan Levy, Professor of History, Fundamentals and the College, University of Chicago

Instability and Inequality: American Capitalism after the Volcker Shock of 1980

 

Thursday 25 January (Queen's Building Lecture Theatre, Emmanuel College), 5:00pm:

Ira Katznelson, 2017-18 Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions, University of Cambridge, and Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History, Columbia University

Pitt Professor Inaugural Lecture:

'As God Rules the Universe': Reflections on the People and the State in Early America 

(This will be a joint event with Political Thought and Intellectual History)

 

29 January: 

Elliott West, Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History, University of Oxford, and Distinguished Professor of History, University of Arkansas

Coincidence and Empire: The United States and the Pacific

 

5 February: 

Emma Hart, Senior Lecturer in History, St Andrews University

Making a Republican Marketplace 

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

Commentator: Dr Bronwen Everill, University of Cambridge

 

12 February:

Molly Geidel, Lecturer in American Cultural History, University of Manchester

Mid-Century Liberalism and the Development Film

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

Commentator: Mr Tom Arnold-Forster, University of Cambridge

 

19 February:

Rhys Jones, Junior Research Fellow, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge

Temporal Claustrophobia at the Continental Congress, 1774-1776

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

Commentator: Dr Ian Chambers, University of Cambridge


26 February: 

CANCELLED

Jennifer Luff, Associate Professor of Modern American History, University of Durham

Secrets, Lies, and the 'Special Relationship' in the Early Cold War

Discussion will be based on a pre-circulated paper

 

5 March:

CANCELLED

Alex Goodall, Senior Lecturer in History, University College London 

The US Marine Empire in the Caribbean and Central America, c.1870-1920

 

12 March: 

CANCELLED

Beverly Gage, Professor of History and American Studies, and Brady-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy, Yale University 

G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the American Century

Easter Term

 

30 April:

Lizabeth Cohen, Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Harvard University

Biography as History: How Far Can a Life Take You?

 

7 May:

Nathan D.B. Connolly, Herbert Baxter Adams Associate Professor of History, John Hopkins University

What’s Yours is Mine: Family and Property in an Age of Landgrabbing

 

14 May:

Ira Katznelson, 2017-18 Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions, University of Cambridge, and Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History, Columbia University

Fear and Democracy: Responding to Carl Schmitt

  

23-24 July:

Conference:

Democracy: A Global Twentieth Century History

 

 

 

2017-2018 programme - print version

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