Pursuing the

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

On Monday 16 April 2018 the RIAS and University College Roosevelt will host the American Professor Emeritus Peter Rose from Smith College. Professor Rose will deliver the Spring Roosevelt Lecture on 'The Stranger at the Gate: The Politics and Morality of US Immigration and Refugee Policy from FDR to Trump.'

On Friday 16 March 2018 two policy officers from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs will present their views on 'Transatlantic Cooperation 2.0' at the first Transatlantic Lecture of 2018.

The RIAS hosts a small, but dynamic community of doctoral students.  

The RIAS will host the 24th annual Amerikanistendag on Friday, 1 June 2018.

The Roosevelt looks back at an eventful and successful year. 

'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).

The RIAS staff is pleased to announce the 2018 Marilyn B. Young Research Grant, a a new program to support research on the history of US foreign policy and especially its overlap with social and civil rights history. The grant will be offered to scholars who are interested in using the RIAS holdings and collections to further their research.