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"From the Vaults" is the RIAS library and archives blog, in which we highlight remarkable historical persons and dates with documents from our collections.

Senator Fulbright

"An Avenue of Hope":
A Short History of the Fulbright Program

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The RIAS is pleased to announce that it will host the 26th annual Amerikanistendag on Friday, 29 May 2020. The Amerikanistendag is a student conference organized by the Netherlands American Studies Association (NASA), and serves as a forum for students and recent graduates at the BA, (Res)MA, and PhD level to present their research to fellow students and scholars in the Netherlands.

On 7-8 May 2020, the RIAS will host a conference titled ”Racial Democracy: Challenges to Civic Democratic Ideals in American History.” The conference is co-sponsored by Leiden University and the NWO VIDI Project “Beacons of Freedom.”

Interested in an internship and do you want to acquire experience in an academic institute? The RIAS has an internship available in 2020 for the following periods: 1 April-30 June; 1 July-30 September; 1 October-31 December.

We invite applications to our upcoming graduate seminar. 

In 2019 the RIAS launched a short-term research fellowship. This program is meant to enable early career scholars and young researchers to spend a period of research in Middelburg. The fellowship’s main goal is to help with the preparation of grant proposals, the finalization of peer-reviewed articles, and the fine-tuning of PhD dissertations.

Save the date! On Friday 29 May 2020 the annual Amerikanistendag will be held at the RIAS. During this day the Theodore Roosevelt American History Award 2020 is presented as well.

After a refreshing two weeks' holiday the RIAS is open for researchers again.

The staff wishes you a happy 2020! 

RIAS Staff 2019