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On 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.
1st Week Events (27 April - 1 May)
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!
The 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
RAI 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
The RAI congratulates William Brown, Pembroke College, on his being awarded the the 2014 Peter Parish Dissertation Prize by BrANCH, the association of British American Nineteenth Century Historians.
A video recording of Christopher P. ‘Kip’ Hall’s recent talk at the RAI – ‘Combatting Fraud in the US Capital Markets’ – is now available here. Senior Counsel at DLA Piper in New York, where he is one of the United States’s foremost financial services lawyers, Kip Hall has been lead counsel in many high-profile trials and class actions. He has been named a New York City Super Lawyer since 2007, has been recognized by Chambers USA, and has been named among America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and in the Legal 500.
Dr Tessa Roynon, Supernumerary Research and Teaching Fellow at the RAI, has been selected by the Toni Morrison Society to deliver their second biannual lecture, scheduled for September 2016 at Oberlin College, Ohio. The subject of Tessa’s lecture will be ‘Toni Morrison and the Classics’ and will build on her 2013 monograph, Toni Morrison and the Classical Tradition: Transforming American Culture (OUP).
The RAI is honoured to welcome on Thursday 5 March former U.S. Representatives Dennis Hertel (D-Michigan, 1981-93) and Claudine Schneider (R-Rhode Island, 1981-91) to share their experiences as candidates and office holders with Oxford undergraduates and sixth-form students for the Institute’s annual Congress to Campus event.