American History Research Seminar

ahrs mt2020

Hilary term 2021

Seminars will be held at the following times on Tuesdays on Zoom. All are welcome. To receive Zoom links and pre-circulated papers, please join the AHRS mailing list by sending a blank email to: ahrs-subscribe [at] maillist.ox.ac.uk

For any other questions, please contact daniel.rowe [at] rai.ox.ac.uk.


Jennifer Morgan, NYU
2.30pm, 19 Jan: ‘Reckoning with slavery: gender, kinship and capitalism in the Black Atlantic’

Blake Scott Ball, Huntingdon College
4pm, 26 Jan: ‘What Snoopy can teach us about popular political discourse’

Tim Lockley, Warwick
1pm, 2 Feb: ‘The Camden slave conspiracy of 1816’

Amanda Bellows, The New School
2.30pm, 16 Feb: ‘Remembering American slavery and Russian serfdom during the post-Emancipation era’

Michael Woods, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
4pm, 23 Feb: ‘Branding a business of bigotry: John Van Evrie and the mass marketing of white supremacy’

William Goldsmith, UNC-Chapel Hill
4pm, 2 Mar: ‘Educating for a new economy: the struggle to rebuild a Jim Crow state’

Devin Fergus, Missouri
4pm, 9 Mar: ‘Financial matters, Black lives: white collar crime and the racial wealth gap’


Trinity term 2021

All seminars will be held on Zoom at 1pm (except where noted) on the following Tuesdays. All are welcome to these seminars. To receive Zoom links and pre-circulated papers, please join the AHRS mailing list by sending a blank email to: ahrs-subscribe [at] maillist.ox.ac.uk

For any other questions, please contact daniel.rowe [at] rai.ox.ac.uk.


Maximilien Zahnd, RAI Fellow in Residence
27 Apr: ‘Settler Colonialism, Alaska Natives, and Tribal Sovereignty: The Socio-Legal History of the Native Village of Venetie Tribal Government’

Emma Teitelman, Cambridge
4 May: ‘The Political Worlds of Company Towns in the Gilded Age United States’

Jonathan Bell, UCL
3pm, 11 May: ‘“The importance of money in the therapeutic relationship”: sexual health services and the politics of LGBTQ rights in 1970s and 80s America’

Uta Balbier, Kings College London
18 May: ‘Safari for Souls: Billy Graham, US Evangelicalism, and the Cold War in Africa’

Michael S. Foley, Université Grenoble Alpes
25 May: ‘Johnny Cash and Civil Rights’