American History Research Seminar programme now available

AHRS Michaelmas 2019

The Michaelmas term programme for the American History Research Seminar is now available.

A pdf version of the programme below can be downloaded here.


The seminar will be held at 12.15pm on the following Tuesdays at the Rothermere American Institute, 1a South Parks Road, OX13 UB except where noted.

Douglas Charles, Penn State
4.30pm, Fri, 18 Oct: ‘Researching Hoover’s war on gays: uncovering hidden history’
Keynote address of the HoTCUS postgraduate conference, ‘The Regulated Body’

Matthew Griffin, UCL
22 Oct: ‘The environmental imagination and mid-nineteenth-century American politics’

Karen Jones, Kent
29 Oct: ‘The many lives of Calamity Jane: gender and celebrity on the American frontier’

Sonia Tycko, Oxford
5 Nov: ‘The identification of Huntington Library HM 1365 and the study of transatlantic service indentures’
This paper will be pre-circulated. To obtain a copy, please contact the convenors at or

Jenny Woodley, Nottingham Trent
12 Nov: ‘Mourning spaces: remembering and grieving for victims of lynching’

Harmsworth Lecture in American History
Peter Mancall, University of Southern California
5pm, 19 Nov: ‘The origins of the American economy’
Please note: This lecture will be given in the Examination Schools.
Open to the public.

Peter Thompson, Oxford
26 Nov: Response to the Harmsworth Lecture

Rosie Knight, Sheffield
3 Dec: ‘White mamas and White devils: White women and enslaved children in the antebellum US South’