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The seminar in Modern British History brings together historians from 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 books in the field of modern British history (from the late seventeenth century to the present), or to comment on work in progress by members of the group.

Professor Guy Ortolano

Professor James Stafford

Lucy Sharp

Meeting Schedule

09/16/2021 Online Meeting
5:00 PM
Trading with the Enemy: Britain, France, and the 18th-Century Quest for a Peaceful World Order
John Shovlin, New York University

Discussant: Emma Rothschild, Harvard University

10/07/2021 Online Meeting
5:00 PM
Wake Up, Women! Gender and Politics at Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation
Arianne Chernock, Boston University

Discussant: Laura Beers, American University

02/10/2022 411 Fayerweather Hall, Columbia University
5:00 PM
The Berlin Africa Conference, the Congo Free State, and the Meaning of ‘Free Trade’
James Stafford, Columbia University

Discussant: Karuna Mantena, Columbia University

03/10/2021 411 Fayerweather Hall, Columbia University
5:00 PM
Nothing of this Kind in Britain: Caribbean Radicalism and Revolutionary Epistemologies Across the 1960s Black Atlantic
James Cantres, Hunter College, CUNY

Discussant: Natasha Lightfoot, Columbia University