Lecture: ‘The re-conquest of America’: American munitions and British governance during the Great War

Rothermere American Institute, 1a South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3UB

American History Research Seminar
Tuesday 21 November, 16:00-17:30

Jennifer Luff (Durham)
‘The re-conquest of America’: American munitions and British governance during the Great War

RAI / GLGW and Pembroke College Graduate Scholarship on World War One

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One scholarship (2018-2021) is available for applicants who are ordinarily resident in the UK/EU/European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland and who are applying to a D.Phil. in History, specialising in the First World War.

The scholarship will provide at least £18,000 per annum to cover course fees, college fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of fee liability for the course. The scholarship is funded by the Rothermere American Institute (RAI) in association with the Faculty of History’s Globalising and Localising the Great War (GLGW) programme and Pembroke College, and is made possible thanks to a generous donation from the Rothermere Foundation.

The scholarship will be known as the Captain Hon. Harold Alfred Vyvyan St. George Harmsworth Graduate Scholarship on World War One.

The holder of the scholarship will be part of the RAI’s and GLGW’s community of scholars, working alongside leading academics and graduate students exploring various aspects of the First World War and the United States in the early 20th century.

We wish to encourage applications for proposed doctoral theses to be based in the History Faculty that focus wholly or in part on the United States and the genesis or implications of the First World War. The time period can encompass the long durée of 1900-1930.

Downloadable advert: Harmsworth Graduate Scholarship advert final
Application – via University application form for graduate study by 12 noon UK time (midday) on Friday 19 January 2018.

For more information on The RAI’s American History page, visit http://www.rai.ox.ac.uk/oxcrush
For more information on Pembroke College, visit http://www.pmb.ox.ac.uk/
For more information on the Faculty of History, visit http://www.history.ox.ac.uk/home
For more information on GLGW, visit http://greatwar.history.ox.ac.uk/
For information on the History Faculty graduate admissions, visit http://www.history.ox.ac.uk/graduate-admissions
To apply, visit the University of Oxford Application Guide: https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/applying-to-oxford/application-guide?wssl=1

Graduate Scholarship on the United States and World War One

One scholarship (2017-2020) is available for applicants who are ordinarily resident in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland and who are applying to a D.Phil. in History, specialising in the United States and the First World War.

The scholarship will provide at least £18,000 per annum to cover course fees, college fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of fee liability for the course. The scholarship is funded by the Rothermere American Institute (RAI) in association with the Faculty of History’s Globalising and Localising the Great War (GLGW) programme and Pembroke College, and is made possible thanks to a generous donation from the Rothermere Foundation.

The scholarship will be known as the Captain Hon. Harold Alfred Vyvyan St. George Harmsworth Graduate Scholarship on the United States and World War One.

The holder of the scholarship will be part of the RAI’s and GLGW’s community of scholars, working alongside leading academics and graduate students exploring various aspects of the United States in the early 20th century and the First World War.

We wish to encourage applications for proposed doctoral theses to be based in the History Faculty that focus on the United States and the genesis or implications of the First World War. The time period can encompass the long durée of 1900-1930.

Application – via University application form for graduate study by 12 noon UK time (midday) on Friday 20 January 2017

Advert: harmsworth-graduate-scholarship-advert-final

For more information on The RAI’s American History page, visit http://www.rai.ox.ac.uk/oxcrush
For more information on Pembroke College, visit http://www.pmb.ox.ac.uk/
For more information on the Faculty of History, visit http://www.history.ox.ac.uk/home
For more information on GLGW, visit http://greatwar.history.ox.ac.uk/
To apply, visit the University of Oxford Application Guide: https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/applying-to-oxford/application-guide?wssl=1

The Rt. Hon. Vere Sidney Tudor Harmsworth Postdoctoral Research Fellowship on the History of the United States and World War One

The Rothermere American Institute (RAI) and Corpus Christi College seek to appoint a stipendiary Junior Research Fellow on the United States and World War One, tenable for three years with effect from 1 October 2016.

The Fellowship forms part of the Institute’s programme of scholarship and events to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War One. The RAI has been endorsed by the US WWI Centennial Commission as a partner organisation.

The appointee will be expected to engage in research at postdoctoral level and also to teach for up to 4 hours per week each term. The Fellow will also be required to conduct special research on Lord Northcliffe’s involvement with the United States during the war years and especially as leader of the War Mission in 1917, which research should lead to an in-depth study suitable for publication. In making this appointment, the College’s decision will be based primarily on the quality of each candidate’s research and on his/her potential for an academic career.

The salary will be £28,143 per annum. The Fellow will also be entitled to full lunching and dining rights and will receive a research allowance (£2,024), and hospitality allowance (£415).

Applicants will normally be expected to have submitted for a higher research degree before taking up a Junior Research Fellowship.

Those interested in applying should download the further particulars. Applications should be submitted, by email, to college.office@ccc.ox.ac.uk and should include a completed cover sheet, a letter of application, a c.v., list of publications, and a 1,000-word description of present and future research interests. Applications should be received by noon on 5 July. Referees should be asked to write directly, by email, to: college.office@ccc.ox.ac.uk; their references to be received by not later than 5 July.

The College is an equal opportunities employer.

RAI Book Launch: Suffering and Sunset: World War I in the Art and Life of Horace Pippin

23 November, 17:00-18:30

Rothermere American Institute book launch and wine reception

Celeste-Marie Bernier (University of Nottingham)
Suffering and Sunset: World War I in the Art and Life of Horace Pippin

Details about her book here.

For self-made artist and soldier Horace Pippin — His ability to transform combat service into canvases of emotive power, psychological depth, and realism showed not only how he viewed the world but also his mastery as a painter. In Suffering and Sunset, Celeste-Marie Bernier painstakingly traces Pippin’s life story of art as a life story of war.

Illustrated with more than sixty photographs, including works in various mediums—many in full color—this is the first intellectual history and cultural biography of Pippin, a pioneering African American artist who served in the 369th all-black infantry in World War I until he was wounded. The war defined much of his life and work. The Great War, Pippin wrote, ‘brought out all the art in me.’ Working from newly discovered archives and unpublished materials, Bernier provides an in-depth investigation into the artist’s development of an alternative visual and textual lexicon and sheds light on his work in its aesthetic, social, and political contexts.

Celeste-Marie Bernier was a Visiting Professor in Oxford in 2013 at the RAI and at Wolfson.​ ​S​he has since held appointments at Harvard, Memphis and King’s College, London.