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

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."

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

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

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

'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.

All keynote dialogues from the 'Pursuing the Rooseveltian Century' conference are now available online.