Modern British History

  • Founded
    2004
  • Seminar Number
    701

The seminar in Modern British history brings together historians from the different New York area institutions, together with literary scholars, political scientists, philosophers and others working historically, to hear research papers by visiting scholars, to discuss recent significant books in the field of Modern British history (from the late 17th century to the present) or to comment on work in progress by members of the group.

Seminar Website


C0-Chairs
Professor Guy Ortolano
ortolano@nyu.edu

Professor Susan Pedersen
sp2216@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
Roslyn Dubler
red2147@columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

Welcome

Meetings

09/20/2017 411 Fayerweather Hall, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Thatcher's Progress: Urban Planning and Social Democracy in Postwar Britain
Guy Ortolano, New York University

Discussant: Sam Wetherell, Columbia University



10/17/2017 411 Fayerweather Hall, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Insure, Britannia! Marine Insurance in the Maritime Empire, 1622-1777
Hannah Farber, Columbia University

Discussant: Carl Wennerlind, Barnard College, Columbia University



11/14/2017 411 Fayerweather Hall, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Municipal Feminism and the Politics of Prostitution in London in the early 1980s
Judith Walkowitz, Johns Hopkins University

Discussant: Hilary Hallett, Columbia University



01/30/2018 411 Fayerweather Hall, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Sympathetic Ink: Identity, Politics, and the Early Nineteenth-Century Effort to Reform the British Sodomy Law
Charles Upchurch, Florida State University

Discussant: Seth Koven, Rutgers University



02/27/2018 411 Fayerweather Hall, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Free Speech in 18th-Century England
Fara Dabhoiwala, Princeton University

Discussant: Deborah Valenze, Barnard College, Columbia University



04/18/2018 411 Fayerweather Hall, Columbia University
5:30 PM
The science of human nutrition and visions of peace in inter-war Britain
Alma Igra, Columbia University

Discussant: Samantha Iyer, Fordham University