Hilary 2018 Termcard: War in the Early American Republic, 1772-1820

Happy New Year, and welcome back to the Oxford Early American Republic Seminar! This term, OxEARS welcomes four young scholars whose work explores the varied experiences and meanings of war in the early republic. We hope historians from Oxford and elsewhere will be able to join us to explore this exciting new scholarship.


Week 2: Wednesday 23rd January, 5pm

Nicolas Bell-Romero (University of Cambridge)

‘Growing Pains: Epithets and the Problem of American Nationhood, 1776-1782’


Week 4: Wednesday 6th February, 5pm

Adam McNeil (University of Delaware)

‘Fear of a Negro Revolt: Southern Patriot Fears of Black Rebellion, 1772-1776’


Week 6: Wednesday 20th February, 5pm

Jack Campbell Tracey (University of Kent)

‘Loyalism in Motion: The Cultural Rituals of Georgia Loyalists, 1779-1782’


Week 8: Wednesday 6th March, 5pm

Sveinn Jóhannesson (Institute for Historical Research)

‘Science, the War of 1812, and the Hidden Transformation of America’s Central State, 1812-1820’


All of our events this term will take place at the Rothermere American Institute. Some of our papers will be pre-circulated: if you would like to read these papers but are not yet on our mailing list, please send an email to grace.mallon@univ.ox.ac.uk.

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