HOTCUS Winter Symposium: Americans in the World

February 20, 2021, on Zoom

9.30 Welcome

9.45 – 10.45 Travel, Conflict, and (Trans)Nationalism from World War I to the Cold War

Chair: Thomas Tunstall Allcock (University of Manchester)

Lewis Defrates (University of Cambridge): War and Peace (and Performance): The 1914 Anglo-American Exposition in London

Jennifer Chochinov (King’s College London): “True Patriots and Democrats”: Cold War Transnationalism and Citizenship in Women’s Study Abroad

Nick Witham (University College London): “I Don’t Believe in Guarded Borders, and I Don’t Believe in Hate”: Human Rights, Emotions and the Fantasy of Hemispheric Solidarity

10.45am – 11.00am Break

11.00 – 12.00 Struggle and Performance: Interpreting Americanism, 1950-71

Chair: Jennifer Chochinov (King’s College London)

Debby Esmeé de Vlugt (Leiden University): Black Panther Solidarity in the Netherlands, 1969-1971

Hilde Løvdal Stephens (University of Southeastern Norway): American Pentecostal Preachers in Norway in the 1950s

Elizabeth Rees (University of Oxford): ‘Once a Polio Victim’: Wilma Rudolph and American Exceptionalism at the 1960 Olympics

12.00-1.00 Lunch Break

1.00-2.00: Internationalism at Home: Influences on American Intellectual Thought

Chair: Gyorgy Toth (University of Stirling) 

Joanna Wood (University of Oxford): World Builders: Senior Women Educators and Interwar American International affairs

Emily Hull (UCL Institute of the Americas): An American Journalist in London: How the English Conservative Tradition Shaped Irving Kristol’s Neoconservative Thought

Hannah McKinzie (California State University, Bakersfield): Maoism and the Chicano Movement

2.00-2.15 Break

2.15-3.15 Keynote lecture

Kaeten Mistry (University of East Anglia): The Promise and Peril of U.S. in the World

The Winter Symposium is free to attend – Register here