History seminars at the IHR

North American history

Convenors: Dr Uta Balbier (KCL), Prof Jonathan Bell (UCL), Dr Joanna Cohen (QMUL), Dr Patrick Doyle (RHUL), Dr Max Edling (KCL), Dr Alex Goodall (UCL), Dr Erik Mathisen (QMUL), Dr Daniel Matlin (KCL), 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: e.mathisen@qmul.ac.uk

Venue: North American History, Room, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House unless otherwise stated

Time: Thursday, 5.30pm

Autumn Term 2015
DateSeminar details
15 October Isolationism as an Urban Legend

Kristin Hoganson (Professor of History at the University of Illinois and Harmsworth Visiting Professor of American History, University of Oxford)

Venue: North American History Room, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House


29 October Date tbc -Trajectories of Black Internationalism in the Cold War

Nicholas Grant (UEA) and Anne-Marie Angelo (Sussex)

Venue: North American History Room, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House


4 November John Coffin Memorial Lecture 2015

Albert Gallatin, Jeffersonian finance and the War of 1812

Dr Max Edling (King’s College London)

Lecture: 6.00-7.30pm
Reception: 7.30-8.30pm

The lecture is free and open to all. If you would like to attend please register here or RSVP to the IHR Events Office (IHR.Events@sas.ac.uk).


12 November The Gentle, Orderly Hedge Fund: Alfred Jonas and the New History of Capitalism

David Huyssen (York)

Venue: North American History Room, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House


26 November title tbc

Richard King (Emeritus Professor in American and Canadian Studies, University of Nottingham)

Venue: North American History Room, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House


10 December Music in Antebellum American Electoral Politics

Billy Coleman (UCL)

Venue: North American History Room, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House


Spring Term 2016
DateSeminar details
21 January The Politics of African American Celebrity in the Age of Jim Crow

Stephen Robinson (York St. John)

Venue: North American History Room, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House


4 February It Sends Its Bloodhounds Everywhere: The Evolution of the CIA's Lethal Drone Program

Christopher Fuller (Southampton)

Venue: North American History Room, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House


18 February Syndicates, Chains, and the Nationalizing of U.S. Newspapers, 1880-1930

Julia Guarneri (Cambridge)

Venue: North American History Room, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House


3 March You Are Come Here This Day: Revolutionary Ephemera and the Intellectual Life of the Inarticulate, 1765-1775

Angel Luke O’Donnell (KCL)

Venue: North American History Room, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House


Summer Term 2016
DateSeminar details
5 May Title tbc

Margaret Jacobs (Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions, University of Cambridge)

Venue: North American History Room, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House


16 June Postgraduate Seminar

Venue: North American History Room, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House