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 from 17.00 in Room 2.36, Old Medical School, Doorway 4.

Everyone is warmly welcome.

Events schedule

Semester 1 2018/19
Date Speaker Topic

Thursday 20 Sept

Amanda Bellows (New York Historical Society/New School)  
Tuesday 25 Sept Corey Robin (Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center)

Midterm Elections Lecture

'The reactionary mind: From Edmund Burke to Donald Trump'

17.00, meadows Lecture Theatre, Doorway 4, Old Medical School, Teviot Place

In collaboration with Social and Political Sciences and the Centre for Modern and Contemporary History

Thursday 27 Sept 

Devin Grier (University of Edinburgh)  
Thursday 11 Oct

Jim Downs (Connecticut College)

Thursday 18 Oct

Mario Del Pero (Sciences Po)

Thursday 1 Nov Andrew Rudalevige (Bowdoin) 

Midterm Elections Lecture

'Presidential Power and Midterm Loss'

14.00, National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge. Free tickets are available on Eventbrite

Thursday 8 Nov

Krysten Blackstone (University of Edinburgh)

Thursday 15 Nov David Parker (Montana)

Midterm Elections Lecture

'Trump, the Reagan regime, and the inevitable disjunction? How President Trump may create an enduring Democratic coalition'

17.00, Room LG.09, David Hume Tower, George Square

Thursday 29 Nov

Megan Hunt (University of Edinburgh)

Thursday 6 Dec

Alexi Garrett (University of Virginia)


*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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Further information

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