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 (except Oct 20) and on Zoom. Please contact Dr David Silkenat (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be added to the mailing list.
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:
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