From 1 September 2017, the Roosevelt Institute for American Studies (RIAS) will be awarding several four-year scholarships to complete a PhD in American History / American Studies.
The Roosevelt Institute was previously the Roosevelt Study Center, which was established in 1986 to facilitate and promote the study of American history. As of 1 January 2017, the Center was renamed the Roosevelt Institute for American Studies. The RIAS possesses an archive and library covering 20th century US history, politics, and culture, and regularly hosts conferences, seminars and workshops on subjects in this field.
The research profile of the RIAS is structured around the idea of the ‘Rooseveltian Century,’ a historical frame through which twentieth-century US history, and US relations with the rest of the world, can be interpreted. In terms of domestic politics, it refers to the growing role of the state as an active arbiter of the socio-economic environment and a promotor of social justice. With regard to foreign policy, it covers the changing role of the United States in the world and its unique position as a provider of global public goods. In short, the Rooseveltian Century refers to progressive change, at both national and international levels, as a theme in American history.
Since it is a novel concept, the RIAS is developing a research agenda that looks to test its efficacy and its limits as a credible frame for historical analysis. To that end, it will make several full PhD scholarships available for scholars pursuing research projects situated within the overarching framework of the ‘Rooseveltian Century’.
More information, including details on how to apply, is avaible here.