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 is open at the "Open Dag" of the Province of Zeeland on Saturday 23 February 2019 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Come and discover more about the RIAS and the United States!






The RIAS welcomes our new PhD student Debby Esmeé de Vlugt. After completing her BA at University College Roosevelt and her master's degree at University of Oxford, she now returns to Middelburg for her PhD.

Interested in an internship and do you want to acquire experience in an academic institute? The RIAS has an internship available in 2019 for the following periods: 1 January-31 March, 1 July-30 September, 1 October-31 December.

On 10 December 2018 the RIAS organized a roundtable at the Middelburg bookshop De Drvkkery, to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The keynote lectures of the symposium "Seeking Refuge: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Refugees and Asylum" (27-28 September 2018) are now available to listen online.

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