Pursuing the
Rooseveltian
Century

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 Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 June 2019 the RIAS hosted a two-day research seminar, involving the Institute’s PhD candidates alongside the research group of the “Cities of Refuge” project led by Barbara Oomen.

The 2019 Theodore Roosevelt American History Award was awarded to Queeny van der Spek (Amsterdam).

After its official launch at the "New Diplomatic History" Conference at the RIAS in October 2018, the journal's first issue is published.

The RIAS provides three-month internships to Dutch BA/MA students with an interest in the United States. Over the years, our growing network of alumni has gone on to use their experience at the RIAS as a stepping-stone for a wide variety of further careers. 

As of 1 January 2019 the academic director of the RIAS Giles Scott-Smith has been appointed as Roosevelt Chair in New Diplomatic History at Leiden University.

On 27 May 2019 our postdoctoral researcher, Dr. Cees Heere, joined a roundtable discussion on "The EU Elections: Populism, Nationalism, and the 'New Europe.'" 

Ilia Lakstygal, a history PhD student at Moscow State University, visited the RIAS in May 2019 as the first participant in a new New York-Moscow-Middelburg research cooperation agreement.