The Oxford Early American Republic Seminar offers the opportunity for junior researchers to share and discuss their work on the United States between 1776 and 1865. The seminar would like to invite graduate students and early career researchers working in the United Kingdom to present at our 2019 meetings.
Following the example of the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford, where the seminar is based, we aim to promote an interdisciplinary approach to American studies. We therefore welcome submissions from disciplines across the humanities and social sciences including – but not limited to – history, geography, literature, political science, and economics.
It is expected that most sessions will involve discussion of projects that are currently in-progress. Presenters may pre-circulate a paper for an in-depth workshop-style session, or give a conference-style presentation on their research. We hold four meetings per term, always on a Wednesday afternoon at 5pm. Dates of term, 2019-20, are:
Michaelmas Term: Sunday 13 October – Saturday 7 December
Hilary Term: Sunday 19 January – Saturday 14 March
Trinity Term: Sunday 26 April – Saturday 20 June
Thanks to generous funding from the Rothermere American Institute, the seminar is able to reimburse presenters for travel within the UK if necessary, and to invite them to dinner after the session.
All submissions should make their way to us by Saturday 7 September 2019 to be considered for this year’s seminar series. Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words, a 100-word biography, preferred dates, and a preference to present or pre-circulate, to