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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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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

The RIAS keeps expanding its digital collections.

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.

On 24 October 2019 Professor James J. Kimble of Seton Hall University (South Orange, New Jersey) gave an entertaining public lecture about Norman Rockwell’s visual promotion of the Four Freedoms in the 1940s, entitled "Roosevelt, Rockwell, and the War of Ideals: The Struggle for the Four Freedoms in History and Memory."

On Tuesday 12 November 2019 the RIAS hosted a Masterclass with Roosevelt Visiting Professor Anne L. Foster.