On Monday 25 September 2023 Professor Kristin Hoganson (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) will lead the inaugural session of the Seminar Series on Modern North American History, organized in cooperation with the Sciences Po Center for History (CHSP) in Paris.

This is a hybrid event. You can attend her lecture, titled “Structures of Power: US Infrastructure Building in the Circum-Caribbean During the Bad Neighbor Era,” in person both at Leiden University and at Sciences Po-Paris or online, from 17:00 to 18:30 CEST.

In her talk, Kristin Hoganson will introduce her most recent research project on imperialist infrastructure at the dawn of the big carbon era. She will delve into US infrastructure building in the circum-Caribbean during the early twentieth century, discussing the role of the US private sector, particularly US engineers and investors, and exploring the intersections of the public and private sectors.

For more information on Kristin Hoganson and the event, click on the invitation. If you are interested in attending, please register here before Friday 22 September.

We look forward to launching this new seminar series and welcoming you.