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 will host a public symposium “Seeking Refuge: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Refugees and Asylum,” on 27-28 September 2018. Keynote speakers are Udo Janz (former director of UNHCR) and Peter Rose (Smith College, USA).

This year's Theodore Roosevelt American History Award was awarded to Megan Griffiths (Leiden) for her thesis on the Salem witchcraft 'crisis' of the 1690s.

From 2-4 May 2018, the Director of Oxford University’s Rothermere American Institute, Halbert Jones, visited the RIAS. During his visit, it was agreed that the two American Studies institutions would deepen their cooperation by facilitating the exchange of short-term visits between Oxford and Middelburg.

On Friday 1 June 2018 the RIAS hosted 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.

'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).