The Fall edition of the RIAS International PhD Seminar took place on 15-17 November.

Its three panels, chaired respectively by Bruce Kucklick (UPenn), Justin Hart (Texas Tech), and RIAS Executive Director Damain Pargas, featured a discussion of the following papers:

Nick Batho (Edinburgh), ‘“Children of the Sun”: The Development of African American Children’s Books as an Educational Tool’

Jaime Caro-Morente (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), ‘The Industrial Workers of the World and American Socialist Political Culture’

Rivers Gambrell (Oxford), ‘Changing the Game: Richard Nixon and the Politicization of American Football’

Elena Sidorova (SciencesPo), ‘Andy Warhol’s Pop Art through the Prism of US Public Diplomacy

Seung-mo Kang (LSE), ‘The US’ Decision to Exclude Korea from the Peace Treaty with Japan’

Thomas Mareite (Leiden), ‘Self-liberated Slaves in Territorial Louisiana and Spanish Texas, 1803-1812’

Susannah Deily-Swearingen (New Hampshire), ‘Rebel Rebels: Race, Resistance, and Remembrance in the “Free State of Winston”’

Christoph Nitschke (Oxford), ‘Jay Cooke, the Panics of 1873, and US Foreign Relations’