Masterclass: "Histories of American Empire"
On Tuesday 12 November 2019 the RIAS hosted a Masterclass with Roosevelt Visiting Professor Anne L. Foster.
This masterclass offered an opportunity to reflect on the challenges inherent to writing the history of the “American empire” in a global, trans-imperial context. It was led by Anne L. Foster, who is Roosevelt Visiting Professor at the RIAS for the Fall of 2019.
Dr. Foster is associate professor of History at Indiana State University and an editor of Diplomatic History, the journal of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. She is author (2010) of Projections of Power: The United States and Europe in Colonial Southeast Asia, 1919-1941. Her most recent article will appear in Kristin Hoganson and Jay Sexton, eds., Crossing Empires: Taking U.S. History into Transimperial Terrain (forthcoming, January 2020). She is currently writing a book about the regulation of opium in colonial Southeast Asia.