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Teaching Histories of Race in America to UK Undergraduates: A Review Panel (Online)

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Teaching Histories of Race in America to UK Undergraduates: A Review Panel (Online)

October 22, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Review panel discussion for ‘America and Race: A Bibliography for UK History Undergraduates’

About this Event

The RAI invites you to attend a review panel discussion on a collaborative bibliography project which asks: What readings are most effective for teaching UK history undergraduates about race in America? The focus is on works which provide accessible historical insights into conceptions of race, the social construction of difference, and the freedom struggles that have attempted to dismantle white supremacy. The project seeks to centre current research on early America and the United States, including Atlantic, global, national, and regional approaches.

The review panel will discuss key issues in pedagogy on the history of race among the community of early American and US historians based in the UK, along with offering specific recommendations for revising the bibliography. After the review, the resulting bibliography will be hosted on the publicly accessible Bodleian LibGuides website.


Chair: Sonia Tycko, Kinder Junior Research Fellow in Atlantic History, The Rothermere American Institute and St Peter’s College, Oxford

Comment: Amelia Hart, Research Intern, The Rothermere American Institute, Oxford

Review Panel:

Uta Balbier, Senior Lecturer in Modern History, King’s College London

Yasmin Dualeh, Ph.D. student, The University of Cambridge

Rachel B. Herrmann, Senior Lecturer in Modern American History, Cardiff University School of History, Archaeology and Religion

Lydia Plath, Associate Professor of American History, The University of Warwick

Barbara D. Savage, Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought, The University of Pennsylvania

Emily West, Professor of American History, The University of Reading



All registered attendees will be sent the draft bibliography and may submit questions in advance of the event. Details for accessing the event, which will be held on Zoom, will be sent out on the day.


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