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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,, 01223 335317.

The current coronavirus epidemic means there will be no in person seminars in Easter term and the programme as stands is cancelled. Alternative formats are being explored.


2019-2020 programme - print version


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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


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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