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Visiting Library Fellow

Dr Williams's Visiting Library Fellow

The Trustees have been pleased to elect Professor Erik Goldstein to a Library Visiting Fellowship for 2018.

Erik Goldstein is Professor of International Relations and History at Boston University (Massachusetts). His current research project is on the sub-diplomatic networks that helped to build the Anglo-American alliance during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A core part of this work concerns the links between the ‘Dissenter’ churches in Britain and their co-religionists in the United States, and the role these connections played in creating a sense of trans-Atlantic amity and common purpose. The resources of Dr. Williams Library and the Congregational Library are a rich source. Professor Goldstein has been a frequent user of the Library over the last six years. He will be giving a seminar in the Library's seminar series on Wednesday 21 March, titled 'Dissenter Diplomacy: Sub-diplomatic efforts in the making of the Anglo-American alliance, 1850-1918'.

Professor Goldstein has published in numerous journals and is the author or editor of eight books on the history of British foreign policy and on diplomacy. He was the founder-editor of the journal Diplomacy & Statecraft, was for twelve years Chair of the Department of International Relations at Boston University, and served two terms on the Board of Governors of the International Baccalaureate. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.