Oxford Early American Republic Seminar

Welcome back to another academic year in Oxford, where the Early American Republic Seminar continues its mission to bring together an interdisciplinary network of scholars focused on the United States between Revolution and Reconstruction. Our autumn term card showcases works-in-progress from four historians at different stages of their careers and with wide-ranging interests, which we hope will appeal to a diverse audience. We begin with an Oxford-Virginia special: classical reception in early America, as Stephanie Lawton presents a snippet from her doctoral research on presidents, death, and classical rituals in the early United States. Our remaining three papers together present different angles on the ways in which persecuted and enslaved people of colour in the early republic navigated the extraordinary challenges they faced in a period of American history characterized by white supremacy, slaveholding, and repeated attempts at the ethnic cleansing of native peoples.

All of our events will be held in seminar room 1 at the Rothermere American Institute on South Parks Road in Oxford. PLEASE NOTE: due to a scheduling conflict, our Week 2 seminar with Jane Dinwoodie will begin at 16:00, not 17:00.

For more information please contact:
Grace Mallon – grace.mallon@univ.ox.ac.uk
Stephen Symchych – stephen.symchych@sant.ox.ac.uk

Wednesday 16 October 2019 (1st Week, Michaelmas Term)

Wednesday 23 October 2019 (2nd Week, Michaelmas Term)

Wednesday 6 November 2019 (4th Week, Michaelmas Term)

Wednesday 20 November 2019 (6th Week, Michaelmas Term)

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