History seminars at the IHR

American history

Convenors: Dr Uta Balbier (KCL), Prof Jonathan Bell (UCL), Dr Elizabeth Clapp (Leicester), Dr Joanna Cohen (QMUL), Dr Max Edling (KCL), Dr Daniel Matlin (KCL), Dr Erik Mathisen (QMUL), Prof Iwan Morgan (UCL), Dr Kendrick Oliver (Southampton), Dr Daniel Peart (QMUL), Dr David Sim (UCL), Dr Joshua Simon (KCL), Dr Adam Smith (UCL)

For enquiries relating to this seminar please contact Erik Mathisen: erik.mathisen@qmul.ac.uk

Venue: John S Cohen Room 203, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House unless otherwise stated

Time: Thursday, 5.30pm

Autumn Term 2014
DateSeminar details
16 October Information in Wartime: American Bookmen and Open Source Intelligence in World War II

Kathy Peiss (UPenn/UCL)

23 October Monticello Legacies: Slavery, Race, and Liberty and the American Mind

Annette Gordon-Reed (Harvard/Oxford)

Please note:  this session takes place in the Senate Room

13 November 'To become again our brethren': Desertion and Deceit between the Lines, 1775-1783

Jon Chandler (UCL)

27 November Of Principals and Principles: Confederate Substitution, Civic Responsibility, and the Issue of Citizenship

Patrick Doyle (Royal Holloway)

Spring Term 2015
DateSeminar details
22 January Problems of Modern Democracy: Henry James and the Genteel Tradition

Emily Coit (Oxford)

5 February TBA

Laura Sandy (Keele)

19 February Privacy and Community: Urban Panning for Mental Health in the American Metropolis, c. 1940-60

Ed Ramsden (QMUL)


The Rebuilding of the South Bronx in the Late-Twentieth Century
Themis Chronopolous (UEA)

5 March The Ideological Origins of the 20th-Century American Peace Movement

Marc Palen (Exeter)

19 March The Popular Historians: Writing and Reading the American Past, 1947-1980

Nick Witham (Canterbury Christ Church)

Summer Term 2015
DateSeminar details
4 June PhD. Student Session