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The Harmsworth Professorship was established by the 1st Viscount Rothermere in memory of his son Vyvyan, who died in the First World War.
The Professorship makes Oxford unique among British universities by every year enabling a distinguished American historian to spend a year in Oxford teaching, researching and leading seminars.
Inaugurated in 1922, the Professorship has been held by many of America's most eminent historians and is tenable on a year-long basis. Since 2001, Professors have been affiliated to both Queen's College and the RAI.
The Professor's inaugural lecture takes place each November.

Harmsworth Lecture series Oxford University

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The Harmsworth Professorship was established by the 1st Viscount Rothermere in memory of his son Vyvyan, who died in the First World War.
The Professorship makes Oxford unique among British universities by every year enabling a distinguished American historian to spend a year in Oxford teaching, researching and leading seminars.
Inaugurated in 1922, the Professorship has been held by many of America's most eminent historians and is tenable on a year-long basis. Since 2001, Professors have been affiliated to both Queen's College and the RAI.
The Professor's inaugural lecture takes place each November.

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    The Origins of the American Economy

    The Origins of the American Economy

    Professor Peter Mancall (University of Southern California) delivered the 2019 Harmsworth Lecture in American History at 5 pm on Tuesday 19 November. Peter C. Mancall is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities at the University of Southern California. He is the author of six books and an elected fellow of the Society of American Historians and the Royal Historical Society. He gained his PhD from Harvard University in 1986.

    • 41 min
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    Paradoxes of State Power in America

    Paradoxes of State Power in America

    Professor Gary Gerstle in this 2012 Harmsworth lecture. Professor Gerstle debates the paradoxes of state power in America, seeking to address the paradoxical legacy bestowed by the US Constitution: how can the US be so liberal and illiberal at the same time? Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 50 min
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    Things Come Together: Science and the American West

    Things Come Together: Science and the American West

    Elliott West gives the 2017 Harmsworth lecture on November 7th, 2017. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 48 min

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