School of History, Classics & Archaeology

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. 

Events schedule

Semester 1 2021/22

Date Speaker
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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