History seminars at the IHR

American history

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

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

Venue: Room 208, except 23 October, as announced below

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 TBA

Annette Gordon-Reed (Harvard/Oxford)

Please note:  this session takes place in the Senate Room

13 November TBA

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)

Summer Term 2015
DateSeminar details
4 June PhD. Student Session