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 Guy Ortolano
ortolano@nyu.edu

Professor James Stafford
jms2533@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
Lucy Sharp
lrs2204@columbia.edu


All seminars will continue to meet virtually through Fall 2021. Meeting links provided upon RSVP. Meeting dates and times are subject to change.

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