Seminars

  • Founded
    2004
  • Seminar Number
    701

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.


Co-Chairs
Professor Susan Pedersen
sp2216@columbia.edu

Professor James Stafford
jms2533@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
Julia Porter Burke
jpb2219@columbia.edu

Meeting Schedule

09/22/2022 Heyman Center, East Campus, Columbia University
5:00 PM
Talk on book manuscript: “Brotherhood of Barristers: Gender, Space and the Culture of the Bar, 1840-1940”
Ren Pepitone, NYU

Seth Koven, Rutgers University



10/20/2022 Fayerweather 411, Columbia University
5:00 PM
“St Clair Drake and the Transatlantic Ecologies of Race Relations”
Kieran Connell, Queen’s University, Belfast

James Cantres, Hunter College, CUNY



11/17/2022 Fayerweather 411, Columbia University
5:00 PM
Educating an Empire: Imperial Trusteeship and Education Reform in Interwar Britain, 1922-1932
Lynton Lees, Columbia University




12/08/2022 Fayerweather 411, Columbia University
5:00 PM
“Ménage à Quâtre: Balfour wives rethink marriage in the 1890s”
Susan Pedersen, Columbia University

Camille Robcis, Columbia University



01/26/2023 Fayerweather 411, Columbia University
5:00 PM
Book talk: Misers: British Responses to Extreme Saving, Routledge, 2022
Tim Alborn, Lehman College, CUNY

Talia Schaffer, Queens College, CUNY



02/23/2023 Fayerweather 411, Columbia University
5:00 PM
Book talk: Age of Emergency: Living with Violence at the End of the British Empire
Erik Linstrum, University of Virginia

Karuna Mantena, Columbia University



03/16/2023 Fayerweather 411, Columbia University
5:00 PM
“The Political Economy of the Soup Kitchen and Nineteenth Century Liberalism”
Peter Hession, University College Dublin/NYU

Alexander Zevin, College of Staten Island



04/06/2023 Heyman Center, East Campus, Columbia University
5:00 PM
Roundtable with the authors on Carl Wennerlind and Fredrik Albritton Jonsson, Scarcity: Economy and Nature in the Age of Capitalism (Harvard University Press, 2023), and Deborah Valenze, Malthus and the Margins: The Invention of Scarcity and the End of the Enlightenment (Yale University Press, 2023)
Alyssa Battistoni, Barnard College

James Stafford, Columbia University