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
All Workshops meet at 5pm (UK time) in Room 2.36, William Robertson Wing, Doorway 4, Old Medical School and online on Zoom where stated. Please contact Dr David Silkenat (email@example.com) to be added to the mailing list.
Semester 2 2022/23
|Thu 26 Jan||
Rick Bell (University of Maryland)
|'Taking liberties: Street fights and streetcars in Jim Crow New York'|
|Thu 2 Feb||Bruce Baker (University of Newcastle)||
'The publication history of the adventures and escape of Moses Roper, from American slavery, 1837-1849'
|Thu 2 Mar||Jennifer Harbour, Christine Dando, & Jeannette Gabriel (University of Nebraska - Omaha)||
'The Omaha Spatial Justice Project: Unmapping racially restrictive covenants in the urban landscape'
|Thu 9 Mar||
Jess Parr (Northeastern University)
|'Revolutionary memory and the politics of African American identity'|
|Thu 16 Mar||Rob O’Sullivan (University of Cambridge)||
'Free-soilism, red Republicanism and Cuban annexationism - the Irish-American press and the early-1850s'
|Thu 23 Mar||Ben Houston (University of Newcastle)||
'Race in the Rust Belt: Oral histories of Black Pittsburgh in the age of deindustrialisation'
|Thu 6 Apr||Jasmin Bath (University of Cambridge)||
'Janet and Mary Ann: Breadwinner abandonment, and communities of knowledge in antebellum New York City'
Semester 1 2022/23
|Thu 29 Sep||
Megan Hunt (University of Edinburgh): ‘When Things Made sense, When We Were the Good Guys’: Reconstructed White Southerners in the Mid-1990s Civil Rights Melodrama.
|Thu 06 Oct||
Diana Lemberg (University of St Andrews): Heritage Speakers, Colorblind Skill, and the Limits of Instrumentalized Liberalism at the Army Language School, 1941-1965
|Thu 13 Oct||
Ken Witoonchart (University of Edinburgh): Impasse and Indecision in the Waning Days of Southeast Asia under Nixon and Ford
|Thu 20 Oct||
Ben Quail (University of Glasgow): My Dearest Lyndon: Harold Holt, Lyndon Johnson, and the Early Australian-American Strategic Alliance (in 50GS G.01)
|Thu 27 Oct||Ashley Rogers (Louisiana State University/Whitney Plantation): Post-Slavery Labor at Whitney Plantation|
|Thu 03 Nov||
Rob Forbes (Southern Connecticut State University): The World in Which We Live Does Not Exist: David Walker’s Jefferson and the Collapse of the Providential Order
|Thu 17 Nov||Robert Suits (University of Edinburgh): The Right to Room Temperature: Comfort, Climate, and America's Puzzling Energy Economy|
An additional event will take place on Monday 10 October at 5pm: "The Global American Civil War" will be a joint book talk with Amanda Bellows (New School for Social Research) and David Thomson (Sacred Heart University) about their new books. This will be held in room 40GS_LG.09. Links to their books can be found below:
Bonds of War by David K. Thomson
American Slavery and Russian Serfdom in the Post-Emancipation Imagination by Amanda Brickell Bellows
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