Special seminars in US politics at the RAI

(posted on behalf of the RAI)

The Rothermere American Institute is holding three special seminars in US politics during seventh week:

Senator Russ Feingold: The Politics of Healthcare Reform
Tuesday 24th November, 11.30-12.30

Professor Philip Davies (The Eccles Centre, British Library), with materials from the Philip & Rosamund Davies US Elections Archive of campaign memorabilia
Thursday 26th November, 16.30-17.15

Professor Byron Shafer (University of Wisconsin, Madison): The American Public Mind
Thursday 26th November, 17.15-19.00

Professor Shafer will also be speaking at the American History Research Seminar on Wednesday 25th November, 16.00-18.00, on The End of Southern Exceptionalism: Class, Race, and Partisan Change in the Post-War American South.

All welcome.

The Annual Esmond Harmsworth Lecture in Arts and Letters at the RAI, 21st May 2009

The Annual Esmond Harmsworth Lecture in American Arts and Letters will be given this year by Christopher Bigsby, Professor of American Studies at the University of East Anglia. Professor Bigsby has published numerous books on aspects of English and American culture, including the acclaimed Arthur Miller: the Definitive Biography.

The title of the lecture will be “Arthur Miller: Un-American”. It will take place at the RAI on Thursday, May 21st 2009 at 5pm, and be followed by a wine reception.

Places are free but must be reserved. Please contact Lucy Dugmore, Academic Programme Administrator, to make a reservation, by email at academic.programme@rai.ox.ac.uk or by telephone on 01865 282 711.

Barton Gellman at the RAI

UPDATE: Due to the popularity of this event, registration has now closed.

Barton Gellman, Pulitzer prize winner and a distinguished journalist on The Washington Post, will be speaking at the Rothermere American Institute at lunch on Tuesday, 28th October at 12.30pm.

Mr. Gellman’s subject is that of his recently published book: Dick Cheney’s Vice-Presidency.

A sandwich lunch will be provided for the first thirty people who confirm their attendance.

Confirmation to enquiries@rai.ox.ac.uk