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Easter Term 2019


All seminars are held on Mondays at 5:00 PM. Due to construction at Sidney Sussex College, the location of the seminar will move around more than usual. A majority of seminars will still be held in the Knox Shaw Room or the Old Library of Sidney Sussex College; a substantial minority will be held in the Boardroom, Faculty of History, West Road. Two seminars, jointly sponsored with Political Thought and Intellectual History, will be held at Trinity College venues. About half the seminars will be based on pre-circulated papers, which will be made available two weeks prior to the seminar date.

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



29 April (Boardroom, Faculty of History):

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


6 May (Boardroom, Faculty of History):

Michell Chresfield, Lecturer in United States History, University of Birmingham

It's in the Blood: Physical Anthropology, Genetics, and the Making of America's Triracial Isolates, 1950-1960


13 May (Boardroom, Faculty of History):

Ari Kelman, Chancellor’s Leadership Professor of History, University of California, Davis

For Liberty and Empire: How the Civil War Bled Into the Indian Wars

This paper will be pre-circulated - download (Raven login)


20 May (Boardroom, Faculty of History):

Brooke L. Blower, Associate Professor of History, Boston University

Gibraltars of the Pacific

This paper will be pre-circulated - download (Raven login)


2018-2019 programme - print version 


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 Archive Seminars

2017-2018 programme - print version

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





The History Faculty welcomes expressions of interest for BA Postdoctoral Fellowships 2019/20. The internal Faculty deadline is 5pm on 16 August 2019.

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Individual Fellowship competition is now open. The internal University deadline is 3pm, 10 September 2019. 

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Upcoming events

Purpose, power and profit: feminist ethical enterprise and cultural industries

Jul 12, 2019

Fellows Drawing Room, Murray Edwards College

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