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 Christopher L. Brown
clb2140@columbia.edu

Professor Carl Wennerlind
cwennerl@barnard.edu

Rapporteur
Roslyn Dubler
red2147@columbia.edu


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

Welcome

Meetings

09/22/2016 411 Fayerweather Hall, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Putting Consumerism in its Place: Shopping and the City in Postwar Britain
Sam Wetherell, Columbia University




10/20/2016 406 International Affairs Building, Columbia University
5:30 PM
British Sanitary Diplomacy, 1800-1860: Cosmopolitanism and Xenophobia in Quarantine
Alex Chase-Levenson, University of Pennsylvania




11/03/2016 411 Fayerweather Hall, Columbia University
5:30 PM
"In whom the spark of humanity is not completely extinguished": Perceptions of Slave Owners in British Antislavery.
Matthew Wyman-McCarthy , Columbia University




12/15/2016 411 Fayerweather Hall, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Rethinking Individualism: Josephine Butler and Herbert Spencer
Anna Clark, University of Minnesota




02/02/2017 411 Fayerweather Hall, Columbia University
5:30 PM
“Join the Tea Set”: Youth, Modernity, and the Decolonization of the English Cup of Tea
Erika Rappaport, University of California, Santa Barbara




02/23/2017 411 Fayerweather Hall, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Vision, History and the Technological Image in Humphrey Jennings’s Pandaemonium
Jennifer Tucker, Wesleyan University




03/23/2017 411 Fayerweather Hall, Columbia University
5:30 PM
'A Country Ready Planted': The Spanish Empire in English Imperial Ideology, 1650-1660
Leslie Theibert, Yale University




04/13/2017 411 Fayerweather Hall, Columbia University
5:30 PM
TBA
Holger Hoock, University of Pittsburgh