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

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

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.

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.  

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

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.

As of 1 May 2018, the RIAS offers access to digital collections of primary materials on slavery, Civil Rights, the Vietnam War, and more.