Termcard

Michaelmas Term 2017

Term Dates: Sunday 8 October to Saturday 2 December

Venue: Rothermere American Institute (unless otherwise indicated)

Daytime events are for Oxford academics, undergraduates, and graduate students unless otherwise indicated. Colleagues from other institutions and members of the public are welcome to attend RAI Special Seminars and Special Lectures, and Book Launches, which normally begin between 4pm and 6pm.

Michaelmas 2017 termcard (click to download)

 

1st Week

 

Monday

9 October

12:00-14:00

American History Graduate Seminar

Todd Carter (University College)

A penchant for personal diplomacy: Callaghan, Ford, and Carter

Tuesday

10 October

11:00-11:30

Red, White, and Brew

Informal weekly coffee session for postgraduates, fellows, and RAI researchers.

Wednesday

11 October

13:00-14:30

American Politics Graduate Seminar

Evan Soltas (St John’s)

Effect of military casualties on local elections in America

 

The American Politics Graduate Seminar welcomes all to its weekly meetings, which feature presentations and discussions led by postgraduate, junior, and senior researchers whose work relates to U.S. politics. The seminar meets on Wednesdays from 1-2.30pm at the RAI; a sandwich lunch is provided.

Thursday

12 October

17:00-18:30

American History Research-Latin American Centre joint seminar

Ivan Jaksic  (Stanford)

Lessons from empire: the first hispanists in the United States, 1820-1880

 

Please note: this seminar will be held at the Latin American Centre.

Thursday

12 October

17:00-18:30

American Literature Research Seminar

Eldrid Herrington (RAI and Queen Mary)

Civil war and one’s-self: representation and revision in Whitman’s Leaves of Grass

2nd Week

 

Monday

16 October

12:00-14:00

American History Graduate Seminar

Study Skills Session

Work habits and practices

Tuesday

17 October

11:00-11:30

Red, White, and Brew

Informal weekly coffee session for postgraduates, fellows, and RAI researchers.

Tuesday

17 October

16:00-17:30

American History Research Seminar

Anthony Pinn (Rice)

How does it feel to be a problem? Du Bois, the problem soul and the nature of religion

Wednesday

18 October

13:00-14:30

American Politics Graduate Seminar

James Ranger (St Hugh’s)

Understanding social media as an ideological apparatus

Friday

20 October

17:30-19:00

RAI Book Launch

—Nadia Hilliard, The Accountability State: US Federal Inspectors General and the Pursuit of Democratic Integrity (Kansas UP, 2017)

—Tom Cutterham, Gentlemen Revolutionaries: Power and Justice in the New American Republic (Princeton UP, 2017)

 

To be followed by a wine reception

 

This event is open to the public.

3rd Week

 

Monday

23 October

12:00-14:00

American History Graduate Seminar

Nonie Kubie (St Cross)

Better surroundings: child-savers, delinquency, and spaces for children in Chicago, 1890-1920

Tuesday

24 October

11:00-11:30

Red, White, and Brew

Informal weekly coffee session for postgraduates, fellows, and RAI researchers.

Tuesday

24 October

16:00-17:30

American History Research Seminar

Charlotte Jeffries (Keble College)

Feminist sources, punk methods: U.S. Riot Grrrls in the history of teenage female sexuality

 

To be followed by a reception to welcome new members of the American history and RAI communities.

Wednesday

25 October

11:30-13:00

American Politics Graduate Seminar

Rebecca Peters (Green Templeton)

Title to be confirmed

Thursday

26 October

17:00-18:30

American Literature Research Seminar

Natalia Cecire (Sussex)

Quartz contentment, or, passing for dead: celibacy, repellent surfaces, and the vesicle in Freud’s Beyond the Pleasure Principle

4th Week

 

Monday

30 October

12:00-14:00

American History Graduate Seminar

Dominic Barker (Lady Margaret Hall)

From Rumford to riots: the rising of Reagan, 1963-66

Tuesday

31 October

11:00-11:30

Red, White, and Brew

Informal weekly coffee session for postgraduates, fellows, and RAI researchers.

Tuesday

31 October

16:00-17:30

American History Research and British 18th Century History joint seminar

George Van Cleve (Seattle)

The birth of the American Empire: the Articles of Confederation and the road to the Constitution

Wednesday

1 November

13:00-14:30

American Politics Graduate Seminar

Nadia Hilliard (Balliol)

The Fed’s role in the Great Recession in comparative perspective

Wednesday

1 November

17:00-18:30

Inaugural Lecture: The Drue Heinz Professorship of American Literature

Lloyd Pratt

 

This lecture will be held at the English Faculty.

 

This event is open to the public.

5th Week

 

Monday

6 November

12:00-14:00

American History Graduate Seminar

Mitchell Robertson (University College)

‘Some pretty amazing political clout’: the surprising survival of volunteers in Service to America

Tuesday

7 November

11:00-11:30

Red, White, and Brew

Informal weekly coffee session for postgraduates, fellows, and RAI researchers.

Tuesday

7 November

17:00-18:30

Harmsworth Lecture in American History

Elliott West (Arkansas)

Things come together: science and the American West

 

This lecture will be held in the Examination Schools.

 

This event is open to the public.

Thursday

9 November

17:00-18:30

RAI|Live and History of Art joint seminar

Deborah Treisman (Fiction Editor, The New Yorker)

The dream colony: the life in art of Walter Hopps

 

Discussion led by Miguel de Baca, Terra Visiting Professor of American Art.

 

To be followed by a wine reception.

 

This event is open to the public.

Friday

10 November

10:00-17:00

Cultures and Commemorations of War: An Interdisciplinary Workshop Series

Why Remember? War and Memory Today

 

A one-day interdisciplinary workshop considering the practices and politics of war memory across time, including a morning seminar for graduate students and early-career researchers.

 

Keynote: David Rieff

Participants: Alice Kelly, James Wallis, Kevin Waite, Layla Renshaw, Elleke Boehmer, Adrian Gregory, Sara Haslam

 

Free and open to all: please register at www.cultcommwar.com

 

Funded by a British Academy Rising Stars Award

6th Week

 

Monday

13 November

12:00-14:00

American History Graduate Seminar

Emma Day (Pembroke)

‘Women strategising in the '90s’: women, AIDS, and a new generation of feminism in 1990s New York

Tuesday

14 November

11:00-11:30

Red, White, and Brew

Informal weekly coffee session for postgraduates, fellows, and RAI researchers.

Tuesday

14 November

16:00-17:30

American History Research Seminar

Discussion of the Harmsworth Lecture, led by Professor Pekka Hämäläinen.

Wednesday

15 November

13:00-14:30

American Politics Graduate Seminar

Carrie Ryan (Oriel)

The risk of death: aging and care in America

7th Week

 

Monday

20 November

12:00-14:00

American History Graduate Seminar

Chris Nitschke (Keble)

National ‘credit’: U.S. foreign relations and the national debt after the Civil War, 1865-1869

Tuesday

21 November

11:00-11:30

Red, White, and Brew

Informal weekly coffee session for postgraduates, fellows, and RAI researchers.

Tuesday

21 November

16:00-17:30

American History Research Seminar

Jennifer Luff (Durham)

‘The re-conquest of America’: American munitions and British governance during the Great War

Wednesday

22 November

13:00-14:30

American Politics Graduate Seminar

Alex Coccia (St John’s)

Creeping stringency: understanding state policy choices in cash assistance programs

Thursday

23 November

17:00-18:30

American Literature Research Seminar

Ina Bergmann (RAI and Würzburg, Germany)

A cultural history of solitude in the USA

8th Week

 

Monday

27 November

12:00-14:00

American History Graduate Seminar

Rivers Gambrell (Kellogg)

Changing the game: Richard Nixon and the politicisation of American Football

Tuesday

28 November

11:00-11:30

Red, White, and Brew

Informal weekly coffee session for postgraduates, fellows, and RAI researchers.

Wednesday

29 November

13:00-14:30

American Politics Graduate Seminar

Rachel Mullin (Green Templeton)

Who does aid aid? U.S. funding for refugee food aid

Weekly events

 

Mondays

17:00-18:30

Slavery and the Crisis of the Union

 

Please note that this class is open to enrolled students only.

Tuesdays

11:00-11:30

Red, White, and Brew

Join RAI Director Halbert Jones and colleagues for coffee and conversation at this informal weekly gathering.

Thursdays

11:00-13:00

M.St. in U.S. History core seminar

 

Please note that this seminar is open to enrolled students only.

 

 

 

 

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