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 at 5pm (UK time) on Thursdays. Method of delivery is to be finalised. Please contact Dr David Silkenat (email@example.com) to be added to the mailing list.
Semester 2 2021/22
|Thu 27 Jan||
Kellen Heniford (Penn State University): 'Slavery is slavery: The invention of the 'Free State' in the 1820s'
|Thu 10 Feb||
Justin Randolph (Texas State University): 'Jim Crow policing at the southern border'
|Thu 17 Feb||
Tim Galsworthy (University of Sussex): 'The Party of Lincoln? American Civil War memory, civil rights, and the Republican Party, 1960-68'
|Thu 10 Mar||
Katherine Burns (University of Edinburgh): 'Information wanted advertisements: Ads and intergenerational family trauma' ROOM LG.08, 40 George Square, Edinburgh
|Thu 17 Mar||
Adam McNeil (Rutgers University): '“He don't like the country and cannot consent to go out": Black Philadelphians and the fight to dismantle slavery, 1765-1783'
|Thu 24 Mar||
POSTPONED Fabian Hilfrich (University of Edinburgh): 'A democratic war? The battle about the domestic legitimacy of the Vietnam War' - ROOM LG.06, 40 George Square, Edinburgh
|Thu 7 Apr||David Ballantyne (Keele University): 'Creating "The Tragic Era": Reconstruction and its afterlife in central Louisiana'|
|Thu 14 Apr||
Hannah Jeffery (University of Edinburgh): ‘"I had to fight with my brushes": Revolution in Black murals of the New Deal era'
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
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