Termcard

Trinity Term 2018

Term Dates: Sunday 22 April to Saturday 16 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.

Trinity 2018 termcard (click to download)

 

1st Week

 

Monday

23 April

12:00-14:00

 

American History Graduate Seminar

Mitchell Robertson (University)

“Howie Phillips and his wrecking crew”: The conservatives (try to) take the bureaucracy

 

Tuesday

24 April

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

24 April

16:00-17:30

 

American History Research-Latin American Centre joint seminar

Victor Bulmer-Thomas (UCL)

Empire in retreat: past, present and future of the United States

 

Wednesday

25 April

13:00-14:30

 

American Politics Graduate Seminar

Abdul N Rad (St Cross)

Police institutions and police abuse: evidence from the US

 

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.

 

Wednesday

25 April

17:00-18:30

 

RAI|Live

Obama: 101 Best Covers

Ben Arogundade

 

Writer and publisher Ben Arogundade will discuss a selection of covers featuring Barack Obama, published in his new illustrated book, Obama: 101 Best Covers.

Copies of the book will be available for sale at a reduced price of £20 for students.

This event is open to the public.

To be followed by a wine reception.

 

Thursday

26 April

17:00-18:30

 

American Literature Research Seminar

Emilia Borowska (Royal Holloway and RAI)

Chris Kraus’s journey to the end of history

 

The ALRS provides a friendly and engaged forum for invited speakers to present their research-in-progress in the form of a paper of approximately 40-45 minutes in length, after which there will be a question period and wine, then followed by a dinner hosted by the seminar's co-conveners. Free dinners are available for the first few graduate students to sign up each week; please do get in touch if you would like to join us. The seminar meets fortnightly on Thursdays from 5-6:30pm at the RAI.

 

2nd Week

 

 

Monday

30 April

12:00-14:00

 

American History Graduate Seminar

Skills session

Tuesday

1 May

11:00-11:30

 

Red, White, and Brew

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

 

 

Wednesday

2 May

13:00-14:30

 

 

American Politics Graduate Seminar

Helen Baxendale (Magdalen)

The contemporary politics of American education reform: Teach for America as a policy ‘insurgent’

 

Thursday

3 May

17:00-18:30

 

American History Research-Latin American Centre joint seminar

Andrew Paxman (CIDE, Mexico)

A Southerner south of the border: how William Jenkins became Mexico’s richest industrialist

 

Please note that this event will be held at the Latin American Centre.

 

 

Friday

4 May

09:30-17:30

 

Saturday

5 May

09:30-16:00

 

 

The American Century? International History and Diplomacy in the Twentieth Century Conference 2018

Keynote: Michael Cullinane (Roehampton)
Plenary address: Laurence Whitehead (Latin American Centre)

For further information, please visit https://ihd20c.com/.

Please note that registration is required:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-american-century-international-history-and-diplomacy-in-the-twentieth-century-conference-2018-tickets-44925066082

This conference is open to the public.

 

3rd Week

 

 

Monday

7 May

12:00-14:00

 

 

American History Graduate Seminar

Sheng Peng (St Antony’s)

Jimmy Carter and the failed US-China secret talks on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

 

Tuesday

8 May

11:00-11:30

 

Red, White, and Brew

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

 

 

Wednesday

9 May

13:00-14:30

 

American Politics Graduate Seminar

Miles Hidalgo (St Anne’s)

A security Ponzi scheme: an analysis of the effects of US drone strikes on the state

Thursday

10 May

17:00-18:30

 

 

Esmond Harmsworth Lecture in American Arts and Letters

Claudia Rankine

The counter-narrative, the racial imaginary and visual art

 

Please note that registration is required:

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-counter-narrative-the-racial-imaginary-and-visual-art-tickets-44880805698

 

This event is open to the public.

To be followed by a wine reception.

 

 

Friday

11 May

11:00-12:30

 

 

Esmond Harmsworth Workshop: a masterclass with Claudia Rankine

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

 

4th Week

 

 

Monday

14 May

12:00-14:00

 

 

American History Graduate Seminar

Natalie Hill (Balliol)

Life story of a rez horse: cultural roles and conflicting presence in the Northern Plains landscape, 1700 - present day

 

Tuesday

15 May

11:00-11:30

 

Red, White, and Brew

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

 

 

Wednesday

16 May

13:00-14:30

 

American Politics Graduate Seminar

Colin Higgins (St Hilda’s)

Title to be confirmed

5th Week

 

 

Monday

21 May

12:00-14:00

 

 

American History Graduate Seminar

Pete Millwood (RAI)

Back into the fold: scientific cooperation, Sino-American diplomacy and the globalisation of knowledge, 1966–1978

 

Tuesday

22 May

11:00-11:30

 

Red, White, and Brew

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

 

Wednesday

23 May

13:00-14:30

 

American Politics Graduate Seminar

Kenneth ‘Andy’ Andrews (Astor Visiting Lecturer and UNC)

Grande resistance: protest and organizing during the trump presidency

 

Thursday

24 May

17:00-18:30

 

American Literature Research Seminar

Mark Steven (Exeter)

Class warfare in the long 20th century

 

Friday

25 May

19:00-22:30

 

RAI partners the Ashmolean Museum’s LiveFriday event for the ‘America’s Cool Modernism’ exhibition

 

Immerse yourself in 1930s America at this evening event tracing America from the Roaring Twenties through to the end of the Great Depression.

The America’s Cool Modernism exhibition sets the glamour of 1930s Hollywood alongside the American rural farmstead, and explores The Machine Age, The Great Gatsby and the effects of Prohibition.

Members of the RAI will be giving 15-minute talks throughout the evening.

Dress code: All-American vintage: could include cowboys, flapper girls, prairie farmers, Bugsy Malone and Hollywood starlets.

Please note that this event will be held at the Ashmolean Museum.

 

6th Week

 

 

Monday

28 May

12:00-14:00

 

 

American History Graduate Seminar

Lynne Foote (Harris Manchester)

Literature review: “A Lifted Voice” - Harry T. Burleigh in Jim Crow New York

 

Tuesday

29 May

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 May

12:00-13:30

 

Book Launch: Essais sur Melville et l’Antiquité classique: “Etranger en son lieu” (Essays on Melville and Classical Antiquity)

Ronan Ludot-Vlasak (Lille)

 

This event is open to the public.

A sandwich lunch will be provided.

 

Wednesday

30 May

13:00-14:30

 

American Politics Graduate Seminar

Jure Jeric (University)

Political economy of finance: securities market regulation

 

 

Thursday

31 May

10:00-18:00

 

Harmsworth Conference: America and the Pacific World

Speakers:
Steven Hahn (New York University)
Alison Bashford, (University of New South Wales)
David Igler, (University of California, Irvine)
Seth Archer (Utah State University)
Kevin Waite (Durham University)

Chair: Elliott West (Arkansas)

7th Week

 

 

Monday

4 June

12:00-14:00

 

 

American History Graduate Seminar

Daniel Rowe (Lincoln)

Free market disenchantment: the industrial policy and reindustrialization movement

 

 

Tuesday

5 June

11:00-11:30

 

 

Red, White, and Brew

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

 

Wednesday

6 June

13:00-14:30

 

American Politics Graduate Seminar

Jay Ruckelshaus (St John’s)

Partisanship, polarization, and the riddle of Democratic identity: the case for putting politics in its place

 

Thursday

7 June

17:30-19:00

 

American Literature Research Seminar-Oxford Centre for Life-Writing joint event

Robert Crawford (St. Andrews)

Biography and T.S. Eliot

 

Please note that this event will be held at the Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson College. 

 

 

Friday

8 June

12:00-13:30

 

 

American Literature Workshop

Robert Crawford (St Andrews)

T.S. Eliot and national identities

Please email barbara.gallegolarrarte@wolfson.ox.ac.uk or kristin.grogan@hertford.ox.ac.uk to register.

A sandwich lunch will be provided.

 

8th Week

 

Monday

11 June

12:00-14:00

 

American History Graduate Seminar

Sage Goodwin (University)

Framing the Civil Rights story: prime-time television news documentaries and the Black freedom struggle, 1954-1965

 

Tuesday

12 June

11:00-11:30

 

Red, White, and Brew

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

 

 

Wednesday

13 June

13:00-14:30

 

 

American Politics Graduate Seminar

Megan Musili Mays (St Catz)

Life-givers or life-takers: dilemmas of women in the U.S. military from an anthropological perspective

 

Friday

15 June

11:00-17:00

 

Symposium: Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria: Culture, Politics, Place

Hurricane Maria, a category-5 storm, made landfall in Puerto Rico on 20 September 2017, just two weeks after Hurricane Irma scraped past the north of the island, leaving a great majority of the population without power. Puerto Rico’s 3.5 million inhabitants are still struggling to come to terms with the humanitarian crisis created by this event. Aside from an overwhelmed infrastructure, a growing health crisis, and a continuing exodus to the US, the island’s power grid, which was frail before the event, is still inoperative, and it is unlikely that Puerto Ricans will be able to have electricity in their homes before the new year. It has been declared the longest blackout in US history.

This symposium brings together a number of voices from Puerto Rico, who will address the situation in the island from political, infrastructural and cultural angles. The guest speakers are Eduardo Lalo (University of Puerto Rico), one of the island’s most important writers; Antonio Carmona Báez (University of St. Maarten), an expert in matters of community activism, and Melissa Fernández Arrigoitia (Lancaster University), a sociologist who is an expert in urban crisis.

Registration required:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/puerto-rico-after-hurricane-maria-culture...

 

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