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Thursday, 11 February 2016

Presidential History Network Conference at Northumbria University, May 26-27, 2016

The following is from the Presidential History Network blog.

The Presidential History Network is happy to announce the provisional programme for its 2016 conference at Northumbria University on May 26 & 27.  It is truly a stellar lineup with:

Prof. H.W. Brands
Who will be speaking about his new biography of Ronald Reagan
We also have a panel of scholars and public historians who work in presidential libraries and archives, including:
  • Tom Putnam from the JFK Library and Museum
  • John Marszalek from the US Grant Library and Archives
  • Bland Whitley from the Jefferson Papers project at Princeton University
I’m sure you’ll agree the rest of the programme looks fantastic as well:

19th Century Presidents
Kristin Cook (Edinburgh University): ‘On the Ground of Acting Officially’: Reclaiming Jefferson’s Proceedings in the Matter of the Louisiana Batture
Peter O’Connor (University of Manchester): ‘Corrupt and Unclean Hands’: Britain and the Presidency of Andrew Jackson

The Rooseveltian Century
Hans Krabbendam (Roosevelt Study Center): Theodore Roosevelt’s Foundation for an enduring Roosevelt Legacy in the Twentieth Century
Clive Webb (Sussex University): Britain’s President: Memorialising Franklin Roosevelt and the Special Relationship
Dean Kotlowski (Salisbury University/University of Salzburg): Goodnight, Mr. President: Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Legacy in Film and Television

Image, Rhetoric and Reality: Presidential Legacies in the Cold War Era
Richard V. Damms (Mississippi State University): Wrestling with the “Military-Industrial Complex”: Eisenhower’s Farewell Address in History and Memory
Thomas Tunstall Allcock (University of Manchester): Black-Ties and Barbeques: The Role of Cultural Diplomacy in Presidential Legacy
Toby Bates (Mississippi State University-Meridian): The Reagan Rhetoric: History and Memory during the 1980 Presidential Campaign

The Many Modes of Memory
Emily J. Charnock (University of Cambridge): The Farewell Tour: Presidential Travel and Legacy-Building
Mark McLay (Glasgow Caledonian University): The Impact of Presidential Anniversaries: The Revival of LBJ
Patrick Hagopian (Lancaster University): Monumental Significance: The Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Memorials


Details for registration will be forthcoming. We hope to see you in Newcastle for the event.

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