Seminars

  • 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
Nataly Shahaf
ns3050@columbia.edu

Meeting Schedule

10/13/2021 Online Meeting
5:30 PM
Screening of "The Automat"
Lisa Hurwitz, Film Director




11/17/2021 Online Meeting
5:30 PM
Trading Floors, Back Offices, and the Transformation of Wall Street, 1960-2001
Aaron Shkuda, Princeton University




01/19/2022 Online Meeting
5:30 PM
Roundtable: The Museum in the Time of Covid
Raymond Codrington, Weeksville Heritage Center

Sarah Henry, Museum of the City of New York

Annie Polland, Tenement Museum


02/24/2022 Online Meeting
5:30 PM
The Great American Transit Disaster: Austerity, Autocentric Planning, and White Flight
Nicholas Dagen Bloom, Hunter College, City University of New York




03/23/2022 Online Meeting
5:30 PM
The Far West End of 42nd Street and How Decrepitude Disappeared
Carole Krinksy, New York University




04/27/2022 Online Meeting
5:30 PM
meeting cancelled
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