Termcard

Trinity Term 2017

Term Dates: Sunday 23 April to Saturday 17 June

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.

Download a copy (PDF)

 

1st Week

 

Monday

24 April

12:00-14:00

American History Graduate Seminar

To be confirmed

Tuesday

25 April

11:00-11:30

Red, White, and Brew

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

Tuesday

25 April

16:00-17:30

The United States and World War One

American History Research Seminar

Christopher Capozzola (MIT)

Merchants of Death? The Nye Commission, the Business of War, and the Politics of Memory

Wednesday

26 April

13:00-14:30

American Politics Graduate Seminar

Helen Baxendale (University)

Teach for America and the Politics of Education Policymaking

 

The American Politics Graduate Seminar welcomes attendees 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. If you would like to get involved, please email the convenors, Rose de Geus and Nina Yancy, at politics.rai@gmail.com.

Wednesday

26 April

17:00-18:00

Intersectional Feminisms Reading Group

This reading group welcomes all those interested in exploring literary, artistic and intellectual works that centre the experiences of American women of colour. We meet weekly to discuss a small selection of texts by Black and brown women, encompassing range of textual, visual and auditory genres. Please contact nina.yancy@univ.ox.ac.uk to be added to the mailing list and receive the materials for each week.

Thursday

27 April

17:00-18:30

American Literature Research Seminar

Hazel Hutchison (Aberdeen)

‘Truth has no Place in War’: WWI Writing and Censorship in America

2nd Week

 

Monday

1 May

12:00-14:00

American History Graduate Seminar

To be confirmed

Monday

1 May

17:00-20:00

The RAI Goes to the Movies - World War One

Wings (1927 dir. William Wellman)

Introduced by Jack Doyle

Tuesday

2 May

11:00-11:30

Red, White, and Brew

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

Tuesday

2 May

16:00-17:30

American History Research Seminar

Michael Heale (Lancaster)

Legitimizing American History in Britain: Roads Taken and Not Taken

Wednesday

3 May

13:00-14:30

American Politics Graduate Seminar

Paul Kerry (Brigham Young and RAI)

Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict: What U.S. Policymakers Can Learn from the U.K. (and Germany)

Wednesday

3 May

17:00-18:00

Intersectional Feminisms Reading Group

Thursday

4 May

17:00-18:30

Esmond Harmsworth Lecture in American Arts and Letters

Hilton Als

The Birth of Tragedy

 

Please note that registration is required:

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hilton-als-the-birth-of-tragedy-tickets-32694904339

Friday

5 May

10:00-11:30

Esmond Harmsworth Workshop: a masterclass with Hilton Als

The Essay-As-Criticism

 

Please note that registration is required. Readings will be pre-circulated. This informal and participative seminar for undergraduates and faculty is limited to 25. To sign up, email enquiries@rai.ox.ac.uk.

3rd Week

 

Monday

8 May

12:00-14:00

American History Graduate Seminar

To be confirmed

Monday

8 May

14:30-16:00

RAI Special Lecture

Richard Harknett (Cincinnati)

U.S. Cyber Security Strategy: What Obama Missed and Where Trump Might be Heading

Tuesday

9 May

11:00-11:30

Red, White, and Brew

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

Tuesday

9 May

16:00-17:30

The United States and World War One

American History Research Seminar

Margaret MacMillan (St Antony’s)

America and the Treaty of Versailles

Wednesday

10 May

11:30-13:00

American Politics Graduate Seminar

Sarah Bufkin (All Souls)

Deciding who Shall Die: Discretion and Racial Bias in North Carolina’s Capital Sentencing Apparatus, 1953-1987

Please note changed time: this seminar will revert to its usual time in subsequent weeks.

Wednesday

10 May

13:00-15:45

RAI-Miller Center Symposium

100 Days Down, 265 To Go: First Milestone on President Trump’s First Year

 

This symposium will focus on two key policy areas that were central to the campaign and agenda of President Trump and the Republican Congress: national security and the economy. By pairing scholars with practitioners, panels will provide a retrospective of the first 100 days of the Trump administration, as well as offering insights for the remaining 265 days of the first year.

 

This event is co-sponsored by the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia and the Rothermere American Institute.

Wednesday

10 May

17:00-18:00

Intersectional Feminisms Reading Group

Thursday

11 May

17:00-18:30

American Literature Research Seminar

Tara Stubbs (Oxford) and Doug Haynes (Sussex)

Panel discussion to launch Douglas Haynes and Tara Stubbs’s co-edited collection, Navigating the Transnational in Modern American Literature and Culture (Routledge, 2017)

4th Week

 

Monday

15 May

12:00-14:00

American History Graduate Seminar

To be confirmed

Monday

15 May

17:00-20:00

The RAI Goes to the Movies - World War One

Sergeant York (1941 dir. Howard Hawks)

Introduced by Adrian Gregory

Tuesday

16 May

11:00-11:30

Red, White, and Brew

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

Wednesday

17 May

13:00-14:30

American Politics Graduate Seminar

Matthew Holland (Utah Valley)

Utah’s Answer to PM Theresa May’s ‘Credible Alternative’ to the Traditional University

Wednesday

17 May

17:00-18:30

American History Research Seminar

Frank Cogliano (Edinburgh)

The Monument and the Sphinx: Washington, Jefferson, and the Methodological Challenges of the Obvious

PLEASE NOTE THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Wednesday

17 May

17:00-18:00

Intersectional Feminisms Reading Group

Thursday

18 May

17:00-18:30

Ambassador John J. Louis Jr. Lecture in Anglo-American Relations

The Hon. James P. Rubin (former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State)

Friday

19 May

09:00-19:00

Contemporary Poetry Symposium

Special Relationships: Poetry Across the Atlantic Since 2000

 

A one-day symposium exploring poetics of the Atlantic World since 2000. The symposium considers how poets’ ideas engage with the ideas of influence across borders. 

 

Speakers: Sarah Howe (Liverpool), Sandeep Parmar (UCL) and Oli Hazzard (St Andrews)

Convenors: Kristin Grogan and Hugh Foley

 

This event has been supported by the RAI Academic Programme Fund

5th Week

 

Monday

22 May

12:00-14:00

American History Graduate Seminar

To be confirmed

Tuesday

23 May

11:00-11:30

Red, White, and Brew

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

Wednesday

24 May

13:00-14:30

American Politics Graduate Seminar

Sidney Milkis (Virginia)

Extraordinary Isolation? Woodrow Wilson and the Civil Rights Movement

Wednesday

24 May

17:00-18:00

Intersectional Feminisms Reading Group

Thursday

25 May

17:00-18:30

American Literature Research Seminar

Vincent Sherry ( Washington University in St Louis / RAI Senior Visiting Research Fellow)

Other Observations on Prufrock and Other Observations: Wartime Eliot on Prewar Eliot

 

This seminar is co-sponsored by the Modern Literature Graduate Seminar.

 

Please contact James Cetkovski (james.cetkovski@ell.ox.ac.uk) and Nanette O'Brien (nanette.obrien@ell.ox.ac.uk) for pre-circulated reading.

6th Week

 

Monday

29 May

12:00-14:00

American History Graduate Seminar

To be confirmed

Tuesday

30 May

11:00-11:30

Red, White, and Brew

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

Tuesday

30 May

16:00-17:30

American History Research Seminar

Brian Balogh (Virginia)

That Lady on the Hill: Examining American Liberalism at a Crossroads in the 1970s

Wednesday

31 May

13:00-14:30

American Politics Graduate Seminar

Nina Yancy (University)

The More Things Change: How Whites Maintain the Racial Status Quo in a Louisiana City

Wednesday

31 May

17:00-18:00

Intersectional Feminisms Reading Group

Friday

2 June

09:00-17:00

Voices of Dissent: Social Movements and Political Protests in Post-war America

 

2017 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King’s speech denouncing the Vietnam War at Manhattan’s Riverside Church.  This interdisciplinary conference explores social movements and political protest in post war America and the influential role that grass roots political activists have played in shaping America’s modern political culture.

 

This event has been supported by the RAI Academic Programme Fund.

7th Week

 

Monday

5 June

12:00-14:00

American History Graduate Seminar

To be confirmed

Tuesday

6 June

11:00-11:30

Red, White, and Brew

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

Tuesday

6 June

16:00-17:30

American History Research Seminar

Daniel Scroop (Glasgow)

Huey Long, the ‘Little Man’ and the Great Depression

Wednesday

7 June

13:00-14:30

American Politics Graduate Seminar

“It was just a fiasco”: Polarization, Congress, and the Top-two Primary Format

Mike Norton (Nuffield)

Wednesday

7 June

17:00-18:00

Intersectional Feminisms Reading Group

Thursday

8 June

17:00-18:30

American Literature Research Seminar

Elaine Showalter (Princeton)

The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe: Biography, Poetry, and Emancipation

8th Week

 

Monday

12 June

12:00-14:00

American History Graduate Seminar

To be confirmed

Tuesday

13 June

11:00-11:30

Red, White, and Brew

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

Wednesday

14 June

17:00-18:00

Intersectional Feminisms Reading Group

Thursday

15 June

17:00-19:00

RAI Conference

Social Movements and the American State

 

Discussion and critique of Rivalry and Reform: Presidents, Social Movements and the Transformation of American Politics (forthcoming), a book manuscript recently completed by Sidney Milkis, Winant Visiting Professor American Government, and Daniel Tichenor, University of Oregon.

 

Please note: the first part of this conference will be held in Nuffield College SCR.

Friday

16 June

10:00-18:00

RAI Conference

Social Movements and the American State [continued]

 

Sessions will be devoted to presidents and social movements, the American state and public policy, the American state and immigration, and the American carceral state.

 

Please note: the second part of this conference will be held at the Rothermere American Institute.

Weekly events

 

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

10:00-11:00

Week 1-4

Paper 205: The Government and Politics of the United States

Paul Martin

Please note that this lecture series is open to enrolled students only

Thursdays

11:00-13:00

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

 

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