What's on this week

3rd Week Michaelmas (22-26 October)


22 October




American History Graduate Seminar

Graduate Skills Workshop: tips and tricks for archival research in the US



23 October




Red, White, and Brew

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




23 October




American History Research Seminar

Nick Witham (UCL)

John Hope Franklin and the racial politics of popular history


(Pre-circulated paper: please contact Peter Thompson at peter.thompson@history.ox.ac.uk.)




24 October




American Politics Graduate Seminar

Maya Kornberg (Wolfson)

A mile wide and an inch deep: what are Congresspeople learning?




25 October



American Literature Research Seminar

Bryan Cheyette (Reading)

Clive Sinclair is not Philip Roth




26 October





Open Friday at the RAI


The RAI’s Open Friday events bring audiences into conversation with authors and creators. They address unusual and sometimes controversial topics that push at disciplinary boundaries.


Film screening and discussion:

In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America

with film director, Maurice Fitzpatrick

Chair: Michael Parker


Through the relationships he cultivated with the White House and US Congress, John Hume created the framework for peace in Northern Ireland. Narrated by Liam Neeson, this documentary includes wide-ranging interviews with US Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, UK Prime Ministers John Major and Tony Blair, as well as many US Senators, US Congressmen and Irish leaders.


This event is open to the public.

To be followed by a wine reception.

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