The City

  • Founded
    1962
  • Seminar Number
    459A

This seminar undertakes a wide-ranging consideration of the city—its history, functions, problems, and glories. Sessions are devoted to urban cultural and social history, and to the meaning of physical form and landscape of both American and world-wide cities. The heterogeneous nature of the seminar’s membership is reflected in the variety of subjects that the meetings address.


Chair
Professor Lisa Keller
lisa.keller@purchase.edu

Rapporteur
Stephen Koeth
smk2209@columbia.edu


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

Welcome

Meetings

10/18/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:15 PM
Poisonous Paths: Text-mining, Lead Mining and Urban Health History
David Rosner, Columbia University

Merlin Chowkwanyun, Columbia University



11/09/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:15 PM
The Levittowners: A Half Century Perspective
Herbert Gans, Columbia University

Harvey Molotch, New York University

Kenneth T. Jackson, Columbia University


02/15/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:15 PM
Investing in Distress: Tax Delinquency, Tax Buying, and the Political Economy of Real Estate Speculation in Urban America
Andrew W. Kahrl, University of Virginia




03/30/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
9:00 AM
America in a Time of War: City, Economy and Politics, 1914-1918
Featured Lecturers: Ambassador Gerard Araud, Volker Beghahn, Ian Buruma, Ken Jackson, Robert Jervis, Lisa Keller, Paul Kennedy, Rebecca Kobrin, Jack Levy, John Maurer, Jörg Nagler, Michael Neiberg, Mary Nolan, Susan Pedersen, Adam Tooze, Ross Wilson, and Jay Winter,




Notes: 2 DAY CONFERENCE. 3/30-3/31/2017.
04/18/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:15 PM
Murder in the Shape of a City
Eric Schneider, University of Pennsylvania