American History seminars
The School offers an American History seminar and workshop series, as well as round table events and a reading group.
Time and location
The events will take place online via Zoom at 5pm on Thursday’s in Semester 1 of 2021/22, and everyone is warmly welcome. The Zoom link will be circulated via email in advance of the seminar.
Semester 1 2021/22
|Thursday 23 September||
Rachel Herrmann (Cardiff): Victual Imperialism: Expanding a Concept on Hunger and Borders in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Florida, Louisiana, and California.
|Thursday 30 September||Stephanie Narrow (University of California – Irvine): Systems of Subordination: Race, Culture, and Imperial Order in Hong Kong and Gold Rush California|
|Thursday 7 October||Jason Herbert (Minnesota): "East Florida is Necessarily a Frontier": Beef, the Treaty of Moultrie Creek, and the Origins of American Indian Reservation Policy in Florida|
|Thursday 14 October||Brianna Nofil (William & Mary): Detention Power: American Jails and the Origins of Immigrant Incarceration|
|Thursday 21 October||Alice King (Virginia): Tributary Colonialism in 1630s Connecticut|
|Thursday 4 November||
Laurie Manson (Glasgow): The Constitution, its 25th Amendment, the Presidency and Eight Novels
|Thursday 11 November||
Emma Day (Oxford): Of Childbearing Age: AIDS, the Reagan Administration, and Reproduction, 1981-1994
|Thursday 18 November||
Nicole Gipson (Manchester): The Rise and Fall of Welfare Hotels: housing precarity and homelessness in New York City 1970 – 1990
*American History Workshop: Precirculated papers are available a week prior. To be added to the mailing list, please contact David Silkenat.
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