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

The RIAS, in cooperation with the University of Strasbourg, will organize a one day conference on American communities abroad and their broader socio-economic, cultural, environmental and political impact.

'Bridging Divides,' 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).

Megan Griffiths, this year's winner of the Theodore Roosevelt American History Award, has returned from her visit to the United States.  

University College Roosevelt (UCR) will host a multidisciplenary conference on the United States as a "fraternal society."

The RIAS is delighted to welcome Thomas Doherty, who will hold the Fulbright Distinguished Research Chair at the institute during the Fall of 2018. 

We invite proposals for the next edition of the RIAS's international PhD seminar. 

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.