Presidential History Network Conference 2016

The Presidential History Network is happy to announce the provisional programme for its 2016 conference at Northumbria University on May 26 & 27.  It is truly a stellar lineup with:

Prof. H.W. Brands

Who will be speaking about his new biography of Ronald Reagan

We also have a panel of scholars and public historians who work in presidential libraries and archives, including:

  • Tom Putnam from the JFK Library and Museum
  • John Marszalek from the US Grant Library and Archives
  • Bland Whitley from the Jefferson Papers project at Princeton University

I’m sure you’ll agree the rest of the programme looks fantastic as well:

19th Century Presidents

Kristin Cook (Edinburgh University): ‘On the Ground of Acting Officially’: Reclaiming Jefferson’s Proceedings in the Matter of the Louisiana Batture

Peter O’Connor (University of Manchester): ‘Corrupt and Unclean Hands’: Britain and the Presidency of Andrew Jackson


The Rooseveltian Century

Hans Krabbendam (Roosevelt Study Center): Theodore Roosevelt’s Foundation for an enduring Roosevelt Legacy in the Twentieth Century

Clive Webb (Sussex University): Britain’s President: Memorialising Franklin Roosevelt and the Special Relationship

Dean Kotlowski (Salisbury University/University of Salzburg): Goodnight, Mr. President: Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Legacy in Film and Television


Image, Rhetoric and Reality: Presidential Legacies in the Cold War Era

Richard V. Damms (Mississippi State University): Wrestling with the “Military-Industrial Complex”: Eisenhower’s Farewell Address in History and Memory

Thomas Tunstall Allcock (University of Manchester): Black-Ties and Barbeques: The Role of Cultural Diplomacy in Presidential Legacy

Toby Bates (Mississippi State University-Meridian): The Reagan Rhetoric: History and Memory during the 1980 Presidential Campaign


The Many Modes of Memory

Emily J. Charnock (University of Cambridge): The Farewell Tour: Presidential Travel and Legacy-Building

Mark McLay (Glasgow Caledonian University): The Impact of Presidential Anniversaries: The Revival of LBJ

Patrick Hagopian (Lancaster University): Monumental Significance: The Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Memorials


Details for registration will be forthcoming.  We hope to see you in Newcastle for the event.


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