Pursuing the
Rooseveltian
Century

Online Course: The Rooseveltian Century

Who were Franklin, Eleanor, and Theodore Roosevelt? What values did the three Roosevelts stand for? How did these two presidents and one first lady influence the world we live in?

The RIAS, with support from Leiden University, has created an online course, freely available via the Coursera platform. The course explores twentieth century US history in an innovative way through these three unique leaders.

Follow the course and experience the Rooseveltian Century for yourself!

Latest news

The RIAS Library will be closed from Thursday 10 through Monday 21 May 2018 due to public holidays and the celebration of the Four Freedoms Awards.

On Wednesday 16 May 2018 at 4:30 pm the RIAS and the Roosevelt Foundation will host Karen Armstrong for a special Roosevelt Lecture to accompany the 2018 Four Freedoms Awards.

On Friday 1 June 2018 the RIAS hosts the Amerikanistendag, the annual students' conference of the Netherlands American Studies Association.

As of 1 May 2018, the RIAS offers access to digital collections of primary materials on slavery, Civil Rights, the Vietnam War, and more.

On Friday 25 May 2018 Professor Damian Pargas, executive director of the RIAS, will deliver his inaugural address at Leiden University, entitled 'Promised Lands: Seeking Freedom in the Age of American Slavery.'

'Bridging Dividides,' the 3rd Conference of the New Diplomatic History Network, will be be held at the RIAS from 24 through 26 October 2018. Keynote speakers are Naoko Shimazu (Yale-NUS College Singapore) and John Watkins (University of Minnesota).