Termcard

Hilary term 2019

The termcard for Trinity Term will be published in late April.

Term Dates: Sunday 13 January to Saturday 9 March

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.

Hilary 2019 termcard (click to download)

 

1st Week

 

 

Tuesday

15 January

11:00-11:30

 

 

Red, White, and Brew

Join RAI Director Halbert Jones and colleagues for coffee and conversation at this informal weekly gathering.

 

 

Tuesday

15 January

12:30-14:00

 

American History Research Seminar

Diana Paton (Edinburgh)

The driveress and the nurse: childcare and other work under Caribbean slavery

 

This paper will be pre-circulated.

 

The AHRS is a regular forum for the exchange of research, this term featuring a new time and some new formats, notably two sessions dedicated to pre-circulated papers. For further details on obtaining the pre-circulated papers, please contact the convenors: katherine.paugh@history.ox.ac.uk or stephen.tuffnell@history.ox.ac.uk.

 

 

Tuesday

15 January

17:00-18:30

 

 

American Literature Research Seminar

Jonathan Schroeder (Warwick)

The whiteness of the will: race and the matter of monomania

 

 

Wednesday

16 January

13:00-14:30

 

American Politics Graduate Seminar

Rivers Gambrell (Kellogg)

“All he wanted to talk about were the Redskins”: Richard Nixon and the politicisation of American football

 

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.

 

2nd Week

 

 

Monday

21 January

12:00-14:00

 

 

American History Graduate Seminar

Mitch Robertson (Univ)

Insatiable appetite: the growing power of bureaucratic and judicial decision-making

 

 

Tuesday

22 January

11:00-11:30

 

 

Red, White, and Brew

Join RAI Director Halbert Jones and colleagues for coffee and conversation at this informal weekly gathering.

 

 

Tuesday

22 January

12:30-14:00

 

 

American History Research Seminar

Sarah Knott (Indiana; RAI Senior Visiting Research Fellow)

Mother Is A Verb: British and North American Histories Since the Seventeenth Century

 

This paper will be pre-circulated. To obtain the text, please contact katherine.paugh@history.ox.ac.uk or stephen.tuffnell@history.ox.ac.uk.

 

 

Wednesday

23 January

13:00-14:30

 

 

American Politics Graduate Seminar

Jeff Ding (Magdalen)

The real Smart Power: understanding U.S. policy to attract and retain highly-skilled immigrants

 

 

Wednesday

23 January

17:00-18:30

 

 

Oxford Early American Republic Seminar

Nicolas Bell-Romero (Cambridge)

Growing pains: epithets and the problem of American nationhood, 1776-82

 

The Oxford Early American Republic Seminar (www.oxears.org) facilitates a network for UK-based graduate students and early career scholars who study the United States between the Revolution and Reconstruction. Pre-circulated papers will be circulated via our mailing list a week in advance of the seminar: if you would like to be added to the list, please email grace.mallon@univ.ox.ac.uk.

 

This seminar series is supported by the RAI Academic Programme Fund.

 

3rd Week

 

 

Monday

28 January

12:00-14:00

 

 

American History Graduate Seminar

Emma Day (Pembroke)

Of childbearing age: AIDS, reproduction, and the Reagan administration, 1981-1989

 

 

Tuesday

29 January

11:00-11:30

 

 

Red, White, and Brew

Join RAI Director Halbert Jones and colleagues for coffee and conversation at this informal weekly gathering.

 

 

Tuesday

29 January

17:00-18:30

 

American Literature Research Seminar

Lytle Shaw (New York University)

Third personism: the FBI’s poetics of immediacy in the 1960s

 

 

Wednesday

30 January

13:00-14:30

 

 

Special Seminar

John Price (Special Assistant for Urban Affairs to President Richard Nixon)

The long-term implications of President Nixon’s healthcare programme

 

This event is open to the public.

 

4th Week

 

 

Monday

4 February

12:00-14:00

 

American History Graduate Seminar

Noah Remnick (Balliol)

War on students: desegregation, massive resistance, and the history of the school-to-prison pipeline

 

 

Tuesday

5 February

11:00-11:30

 

 

Red, White, and Brew

Join RAI Director Halbert Jones and colleagues for coffee and conversation at this informal weekly gathering.

 

 

Tuesday

5 February

12:30-14:00

 

 

American History Research Seminar

Konstantin Dierks (Indiana; RAI Senior Visiting Research Fellow)

Archiving globalization of the United States, 1815-1861: who was ‘global’ and who was not

 

Held jointly with the Transnational and Global History Seminar.

 

 

Wednesday

6 February

13:00-14:30

 

 

American Politics Graduate Seminar

Aven Satre-Meloy (St John’s)

New thinking on U.S. energy efficiency policy: why the timing of energy use matters

 

 

Wednesday

6 February

17:00-18:30

 

 

Oxford Early American Republic Seminar

Adam McNeil (Delaware)

Fear of a Negro revolt: South Patriot fears of Black rebellion, 1772-1776

 

Thursday

7 February

17:00-18:30

 

Book launch and symposium

Chromographia: American Literature and the Modernization of Color

Nicholas Gaskill (Oriel)

Panellists:

David Batchelor (artist and author of Chromophobia)

Charlotte Ribeyrol (Trinity and Sorbonne)

Elisa Tamarkin (UC Berkeley)

 

Readings will be circulated in advance: please contact camilla.chen@seh.ox.ac.uk.

 

This event is open to the public.

 

 

Friday

8 February

11:00-13:30

 

 

Colloquium

Apropos of Nothing in the Nineteenth Century

Elisa Tamarkin (UC Berkeley)

 

Readings will be circulated in advance: please contact camilla.chen@seh.ox.ac.uk.

 

This event is open to the public.

 

 

Friday

8 February

17:00-18:30

 

Open Friday at the RAI

Making Oscar Wilde

Michèle Mendelssohn (Mansfield)

 

A discussion of Michèle Mendelssohn’s acclaimed recent work, Making Oscar Wilde. Panellists Natalia Cecire (Sussex), Elizabeth Kiss (Warden of Rhodes House), Sage Goodwin (D.Phil. candidate in History, University College), and William Mouelle Makolle (Visiting Ph.D. candidate in History, Sorbonne), in conversation with the author. To be followed by a wine reception.

 

Making Oscar Wilde reveals the untold story of young Oscar's career in Victorian England and post-Civil War America. Set on two continents, it tracks a larger-than-life hero on an unforgettable adventure to make his name and gain international acclaim. With superb style and an instinct for story-telling, Mendelssohn brings to life the charming young Irishman who set out to captivate the United States and Britain with his words and ended up conquering the world.

 

This event is open to the public.

 

5th Week

 

 

Monday

11 February

12:00-14:00

 

 

American History Graduate Seminar

Sheng Peng (St Antony’s)

The Soviet sinologists and Brezhnev’s response to the normalization of US-China diplomatic relations, 1977-1981

 

 

Tuesday

12 February

11:00-11:30

 

 

Red, White, and Brew

Join RAI Director Halbert Jones and colleagues for coffee and conversation at this informal weekly gathering.

 

 

Tuesday

12 February

17:00-18:30

 

Winant Lecture in American Government

Has American democracy outstripped its institutional foundations? Principles without traction in 21st century governance

Stephen Skowronek (Yale;  John G. Winant Visiting Professor of American Government)

 

This event is open to the public.

 

 

Wednesday

13 February

13:00-14:30

 

 

American Politics Graduate Seminar

Andrew Wiseman (St Catherine’s)

Towards a new understanding of the expansion of international society: settler colonialism and expansion in the long nineteenth century

 

6th Week

 

 

Monday

18 February

12:00-14:00

 

 

American History Graduate Seminar

Rivers Gambrell (Kellogg)

‘That’s the ball game’: Nixon, sport, and Watergate

 

Tuesday

19 February

11:00-11:30

 

Red, White, and Brew

Join RAI Director Halbert Jones and colleagues for coffee and conversation at this informal weekly gathering.

 

 

Tuesday

19 February

12:30-14:00

 

CANCELLED: American History Research Seminar

Karen Jones (Kent)

Lungs, bodies and green visions: healthy cities, park-making and the urban metabolic landscape in London and New York

 

Held jointly with the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology Seminar.

 

 

Wednesday

20 February

13:00-14:30

 

American Politics Graduate Seminar

Ian O’Grady (Corpus Christi)

Thinning the glass ceiling? Public campaign financing in American state legislative elections, 2000-2018

 

 

Wednesday

20 February

17:00-18:30

 

Oxford Early American Republic Seminar

Jack Campbell Tracey (Kent)

Loyalism in motion: the cultural rituals of Georgia loyalists, 1779-1782

 

7th Week

 

 

Monday

25 February

12:00-14:00

 

 

American History Graduate Seminar

Ella St George Carey (Pembroke)

‘Red, white, and Black’: the debate over the active service of Black nurses in the American Red Cross during the First World War

 

 

Tuesday

26 February

11:00-11:30

 

 

Red, White, and Brew

Join RAI Director Halbert Jones and colleagues for coffee and conversation at this informal weekly gathering.

 

Tuesday

26 February

12:30-14:00

 

American History Research Seminar

Damian Pargas (Leiden; Roosevelt Institute for American Studies)

Beacons of freedom: runaway slaves and spaces of freedom in North America

 

 

Wednesday

27 February

13:00-14:30

 

 

American Politics Graduate Seminar

Jay Ruckelshaus (St John’s)

What’s wrong with polarization? Justice and the ethics of political disagreement

 

Thursday

28 February

17:00-18:30

 

American Literature Research Seminar

Ed Sugden (King’s College London)

New York, 1891: extract from Moby-Dick: a biography

 

8th Week

 

 

Monday

4 March

12:00-14:00

 

American History Graduate Seminar

Chris Nitschke (Keble)

Ticket to bribe: the ‘Gotham diplomacy’ of American railroad financiers,

1869-73

 

 

Tuesday

5 March

11:00-11:30

 

 

Red, White, and Brew

Join RAI Director Halbert Jones and colleagues for coffee and conversation at this informal weekly gathering.

 

 

Tuesday

5 March

12:30-14:00

 

American History Research Seminar

Rachel Herrmann (Cardiff)

Maritime and riverine borders and the problem of settler colonialism

 

 

Wednesday

6 March

13:00-14:30

 

 

American Politics Graduate Seminar

Karishma Shah (New)

Challenging U.S. sovereignty: Google and Facebook in counter terrorism and election interference

 

 

Wednesday

6 March

17:00-18:30

 

 

Oxford Early American Republic Seminar

Sveinn Jóhannesson (Institute of Historical Research, London)

Science, the War of 1812, and the hidden transformation of America’s central state, 1812-1820

 

 

Thursday

7 March

09:30-14:00

 

 

Congress to Campus

Former Members of Congress Charles Boustany (R-LA) and Donna Edwards (D-MD) visit the RAI to share their experiences with sixth-form students.

 

This is a pre-registered event for schools, and is now fully booked.

 

 

Thursday

7 March

14:00-15:15

 

 

Special Seminar

What students of politics need to understand about Congress

A panel discusses the practice of American government with former Members of Congress Charles Boustany (R-LA) and Donna Edwards (D-MD).

 

Open to undergraduates, postgraduates and faculty members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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