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January 6, 2000

MEDIA ADVISORY
Symposium on British-American Relations To Be Held

The Library of Congress and Oxford University Press will sponsor a symposium on the history of British-American relations on Monday, January 10, from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E. The symposium is free and open to the public.

The event is being held in conjunction with the Library of Congress exhibition "John Bull and Uncle Sam: Four Centuries of British-American Relations," on view through March 4, and the publication of the new Oxford History of the British Empire.

The schedule for the symposium follows:

  • 2 p.m. -- Welcome
    Prosser Gifford, Director, Scholarly Programs, Library of Congress
  • 2:15 p.m. -- The Exhibition
    James Hutson, Chief, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
  • 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. -- The 18th Century
    Peter Marshall, University of London and President, Royal Historical Society
    Jack Greene, Johns Hopkins University Franklin Knight, Johns Hopkins University
  • 3:15 - 3:30 p.m. -- Break
  • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. -- The 19th Century
    Jack Cell, Duke University
    Leonard Bruno, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
    Janice Ruth, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
  • 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. -- The 20th Century
    Roger Louis, University of Texas and President-Elect, American Historical Association
    Ford Peatross, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
    Warren Kimble, Rutgers University
  • 6 p.m. -- Closing
    Reception (by invitation only) and viewing of the exhibition.
    The new Oxford History of the British Empire available for sale.

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PR 00-001
1/6/00
ISSN 0731-3527

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