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

Rapporteur
Roslyn Dubler
red2147@columbia.edu


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

Welcome

Meetings

09/12/2018 Fayerweather Hall, Room 411, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Postwar Britain and New Entrepreneurial Subjectivities
Sarah Mass, Columbia University

Discussant: Rosemary Wakeman, Fordham University



10/10/2018 Fayerweather Hall, Room 411, Columbia University
5:30 PM
‘Our’ English Channel: British Appropriation of Domestic Waters in Early Modern Text and Image
Caroline Marris, Columbia University

Discussant: John Shovlin, New York University



11/14/2018 Fayerweather Hall, Room 411, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Opposition to Co-education in British Universities, 1860-1935
Emily Rutherford, Columbia University

Discussant: Anthony Grafton, Princeton University



02/19/2019 Fayerweather Hall, Room 411, Columbia University
6:00 PM
The Grief of Politics and the Politics of Grief: The Emotional Economy of Electoral Defeat in Postwar Britain
Kit Kowol, King’s College London

Discussant: Kim Phillips-Fein, New York University



03/12/2019 Fayerweather Hall, Room 411, Columbia University
5:30 PM
1758: War and Trade on the West African Coast
Chris Brown, Columbia University

Discussant: Herman Bennett, The Graduate Center, CUNY



04/09/2019 Fayerweather Hall, Room 411, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Heathrow: Towards a Global History of Neoliberal Britain
James Vernon, University of California, Berkeley

Discussant: Andrew Sartori, New York University