Hilary 2021 Term Card

Welcome back to OxEARS for our spring term lineup! While the year is off to a tumultuous start, and we are facing the coming months with some trepidation, we hope you will join us this Hilary Term to be informed and inspired by some wonderful new scholarship from both sides of the Atlantic, covering an extensive range of topics in the history of the post-Revolutionary and antebellum United States.

At our first session on Wednesday 27th January, we are joined by Ann Daly, a PhD candidate at Brown University, who will be presenting ‘Dollars and Cents: Money, Politics, and the Establishment of the U.S. Mint, 1784-1828.’ Historians of capitalism will find her work to be of particular interest. In 4th Week, Briana Royster joins us from NYU to discuss her paper ‘The Liberating Prospects of British Guiana,’ part of her work on Black missionaries in nineteenth- and twentieth-century British and Dutch Guiana. Closer to home, Warwick PhD student Adam Challoner is presenting at our 6th Week session on ‘The Novel Reading Disease and the Democratisation of American Nationalism’ – the more literary members of our community are warmly encouraged to attend. At our last meeting of the term, on Wednesday 10th March, Aisha Djelid joins us from Reading to present her paper on ‘Forced Reproduction in the Antebellum South, 1808-1865.’

Our events are generally held every other Wednesday in term at 4.30pm GMT/BST, but please note that in Week 4 (Wednesday 10th February), we will be meeting at 2.30pm GMT. All of our events this academic year will be held on Zoom. Links to the meetings will be sent out via our mailing list, as will pre-circulated papers. To be added to the list, please email grace.mallon@univ.ox.ac.uk.


Week 2: Wednesday 27th January, 4.30pm GMT

Ann Daly (Brown University), ‘Dollars and Cents: Money, Politics, and the Establishment of the U.S. Mint, 1784-1828’


Week 4: Wednesday 10th February, 2.30pm GMT

Briana Royster (NYU), ‘The Liberating Prospects of British Guiana’


Week 6: Wednesday 24th February, 4.30pm GMT

Adam Challoner (Warwick), ‘”No Class or Age Escapes It”: The Novel Reading Disease and the Democratisation of American Nationalism’


Week 8: Wednesday 10th March, 4.30pm GMT

Aisha Djelid (Reading), ‘”Dey jus’ puts a man and breedin’ woman together like mules”: Forced Reproduction in the Antebellum South, 1808-1865′

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