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

Places are still available for the keynote lecture by Udo Janz, former director of UNHCR New York, who will close the public symposium on Refugees and Asylum on 28 September 2018

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

On Friday 28 September 2018, Dr. Hedy Rose will present the Autumn Roosevelt Lecture on "My Childhood in Hiding: Amsterdam, 1942-1945" at the RIAS.

The RIAS will host a public symposium “Seeking Refuge: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Refugees and Asylum,” on 27-28 September 2018. Keynote speakers are Udo Janz (former director of UNHCR) and Peter Rose (Smith College, USA).

'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).

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.