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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.

What's on this Week

2nd Week Events (4-8 May)

 

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

'Montana Improvement Company' thesis wins Peter Parish Dissertation Prize 2014

Montana flagThe 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.

Combatting Fraud in the US Capital Markets: podcast now available

Kip HallA 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.

Tessa Roynon delivers Toni Morrison Society lecture

Tessa RoynonDr 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).

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