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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.

Professor Lisa Keller

Stephen Koeth

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

Meeting Schedule

02/25/2020 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Gritty City Up Close: A Virtual Tour of 400 Years of New York History
Kenneth R. Cobb, New York City Department of Records

03/24/2020 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
The Other Street Art
Camilo José Vergara, Independent Writer, Photographer, and Documentarian
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04/21/2020 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
A Tale of Two Cities: American and French City-Region Governments in Contrast
Cynthia Ghorra-Gobin, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France) and Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III (France)