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Andrew O'Shaughnessy gives 2015 Sir John Elliott Lecture in Atlantic History

O'ShaughnessyAndrew O’Shaughnessy, Professor of American History at the University of Virginia and Vice President of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello, will give the 2015 Sir John Elliott Lecture in Atlantic History at the RAI on Tuesday 26 May at 4pm on ‘The British Empire and the Outbreak of the American Revolution’. All are welcome.

The annual Sir John Elliott Lecture in Atlantic History was launched at the RAI in May 2013 to honour Sir John’s extraordinary contribution to the history of the Atlantic, the Americas and Europe.

What's on this Week

5th Week Events (25-29 May)

 

Lord Patten to deliver inaugural Louis Lecture in Anglo-American Relations, Thursday 21 May

Lord PattenThe Chancellor of Oxford University, Lord Patten of Barnes, CH, will deliver the RAI’s inaugural Ambassador John J. Louis Jr. Lecture in Anglo-American Relations at 5pm on Thursday 21 May. All are welcome. The lecture has generously been made possible by the Louis Foundation, in honour of John J. Louis Jr., United States Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s during the presidency of Ronald Reagan between 1981 and 1983.

Garden theatre returns to the RAI on 3 July

Southern DiscomfortLive theatre returns to the RAI on the evening of Friday 3 July with an eagerly anticipated performance from Elisabeth Gray and Jack Harris, whose I'm Nobody, Who are You? played to an enthralled audience in the Institute’s Princess Margaret Memorial Garden last summer.

Applications now invited for 2015 Travel Awards

We are now accepting applications for our travel awards for 2015, for students and academic colleagues. The deadline for submission of applications for both student and academic travel awards is 12 noon on Friday 12th June.

Jennifer Egan gives Esmond Harmsworth Lecture in American Arts and Letters, 2015

Jennifer EganOn Tuesday 5 May at 5pm, the distinguished American novelist Jennifer Egan will give the 2015 Esmond Harmsworth Lecture in American Arts and Letters, on ‘Experimental Fiction: Confessions of a Reluctant Practitioner’. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception. All are welcome.

Trinity Termcard published

The Institute's programme of lectures, seminars, and special events for Trinity Term is now available to view and download from our website at www.rai.ox.ac.uk/termcard.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Institute this term!

RAI invites 2015-16 Graduate Scholarship applications

RAI logoThe Rothermere American Institute invites applications from current graduate members of Oxford University for election to:

One-year graduate scholarships, each to the value of £12,000 per annum, for fourth-year graduate students working in the fields of American History, American Politics & International Relations, and American Literature. The awarding committee may award up to one studentship in American History, American Politics & International Relations, and one in American Literature.

RAI invites applications for Rivington and Joan Winant Postdoctoral Research Fellow in US Foreign Policy

FlagNuffield College, Oxford and the Rothermere American Institute invite applications for the Rivington and Joan Winant Postdoctoral Research Fellow in US Foreign Policy. The appointment will be for three years, with effect from 1 September 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. The area of the post is intended to include (but is not limited to) analytical and historical approaches to twentieth-century US Foreign Policy.

RAI invites applications for 2015-16 Visiting Fellowships

RAI logoRAI Visiting Fellows pursue their research on diverse aspects of American history, politics and culture in the Vere Harmsworth Library’s outstanding collections of American materials and elsewhere at Oxford University, write books and articles, and engage in the Institute’s dynamic community of scholarship.

The Institute offers the following categories of visiting fellowship:

• Senior Visiting Research Fellowship (SVRF) tenable for one academic year

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