Events

The Eccles Centre runs a lively and diverse programme of events designed to showcase the British Library's North American collections and to increase knowledge of, and discussion about, the region for a range of audiences.


Talks and Discussions FREE

Summer Scholars: Caribbean indigenous Histories / James Knight’s ‘History of Jamaica’

An Eccles Fellow and a Carnegie Scholar explore Caribbean histories

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Summer Scholars: Conservatives Defending Slavery, 1823-33 / The US in the Pacific

Explore why British Conservatives defended slavery, 1823-33, and the US in the Pacific

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Summer Scholars: US Antinuclear Movement / The Mayflower

Explore American nuclear testing and protest, and the meanings of the Mayflower, 1620-2020

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Summer Scholars: Where Words Come From / Immigrant Women and Food Writing

Explore the origins of words and stories, and immigrant women and food

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Summer Scholars: Writing Historically Influenced Fiction / Body Memory Practices

Explore writing historically influenced fiction and body memory practices as a way of (re) writing

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Summer Scholars: Botanical Modernisms / Black Lives Matter Literature

Explore the garden in American modernist poetry and the catalogue in Black Lives Matter literature

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From Buggery to Bridalshowers: LGBTQ+ Human Rights Post-Stonewall

Markus Bidell presents the 2019 Eccles Fulbright Annual Lecture

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Phil Hatfield: America's Ocean

Consider the history of the United States in the Pacific

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