University of Cambridge joins the MCEAS Consortium


The McNeil Center for Early American Studies is pleased to announce that the University of Cambridge has joined the MCEAS Consortium. This induction marks the consortium’s transformation into an international body, as Cambridge is our first member based outside the United States.

The University of Cambridge is a leading center for the study of American history and currently hosts nine permanent staff and approximately twenty PhD students conducting research in the field. Since 2015, the university’s Subject Group for American History has offered a one-year MPhil program in American History that has attracted students from within the UK and abroad. Cambridge undergraduates have a strong demand for courses in American history, and many write final-year dissertations on American topics. Currently, the Subject Group is at work integrating United States history into a more regional and hemispheric approach in its core first-year, team-taught paper.

The McNeil Center extends an enthusiastic welcome to Cambridge and looks forward to collaborating with the university's faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates on consortium programs—like our dissertation fellowships and undergraduate research workshops —in the years to come.

Interested in joining the MCEAS Consortium? Learn more about benefits here.