Trinity 2022 Term Card

This term, OxEARS returns to Oxford! We’ll be holding our first two seminars exclusively online, but from 6th Week, as we welcome Oxford historian Mark Power Smith to present on his forthcoming book, we will begin to transition to hybrid seminars. We hope this will offer the best of both worlds. Our friends from around the UK and across the Atlantic will still be able to join us for presentations and discussions, while, at the same time, we can begin to rebuild our UK-based community of Revolutionary-through-Civil War historians with in-person meetings at the Rothermere American Institute. Whether you’re joining online or in the flesh, we look forward to seeing new faces and familiar ones for this term’s terrific presentations.

As always, OxEARS meets at 4pm London time every other Wednesday in term time. For those who can join us in person for our seminars in 6th Week and 8th Week, we will meet in the downstairs seminar room at the Rothermere American Institute on South Parks Road, next door to Mansfield College and a few doors down from Rhodes House.

Week 2: Wednesday 4th May, 4pm BST (ONLINE)

Lauren Michalak (Maryland), ‘”These Surely are not the People who ought to have absolute authority over Us”: The Gordon Riots as Reaffirmation of the Patriot Cause’

Week 4: Wednesday 18th May, 4pm BST (ONLINE)

Grant Kleiser (Columbia), ‘”To Have America a Free Port”: Free Ports and United States Independence, 1776-1784’

Week 6: Wednesday 1st June, 4pm BST (HYBRID)

Mark Power Smith (Oxford), book talk: Young America: The Transformation of Nationalism before the Civil War (Charlottesville, 2022)

Week 8: Wednesday 15th June, 4pm BST (HYBRID)

Gautham Rao (American University), ‘The American Civil War: The Enslavers’ State Endures’

The seminar is open to scholars at all institutions and career stages who are interested in U.S. history. To join our mailing list and to request copies of pre-circulated papers and Zoom links, please email the convenor, Dr Grace Mallon, at

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