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New York Cambridge Training Collaboration in Modern British History

On January 15-17th, doctoral students in modern British history from New York University, Columbia and the University of Cambridge met for a weekend of workshops and debate, following the first trip to New York by Cambridge graduate historians in April 2015. 

Twenty historians gathered to read work in progress in modern British history, with topics ranging from the evolution of the National Health Service to the development of photojournalism.  Participants also discussed framing a topic, historical methodologies and using archives. 

queens old hall jan 2016

The training collaboration was sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Trevelyan Fund and the MPhil in Modern British History at the University of Cambridge.  It included formal dinner at the medieval Old Hall in Queens' College Cambridge, and a panel discussion on 'Britain and the World' with historians Duncan Bell, Alison Bashford, Susan Pedersen and Michael Collins. 

Cambridge graduate students will again visit New York in September 2016 to continue the conversations.

Click here for more information on the New York - Cambridge Training Collaboration (NYCTC).