The New York – Cambridge Training Collaboration (NYCTC) brings together faculty and PhD students in twentieth-century British history from Cambridge, Columbia, and NYU. Launched in 2015 by Peter Mandler, Susan Pedersen, and Guy Ortolano, the collaboration now encompasses some eight faculty members and 15-20 graduate students across the three institutions. It aims to create a trans-Atlantic peer cohort to benefit participants at every stage of their studies, from their initial entry into the field to their eventual placement in teaching positions. The group regularly convenes via video-link during the academic year to discuss new books in the field, in addition to meeting in-person twice annually for workshops in Cambridge and New York. The core of the collaboration, these fully-funded workshops feature discussions of thesis chapters, thematic roundtables, public outreach, professional development, pedagogical training, and archive visits, in addition to informal meals and socializing. We invite you to spend some time exploring the NYCTC site; for further information, especially if you are a prospective PhD student to one of the three participating institutions, please feel welcome to contact any of the faculty organizers.


Laura Carter Launches IHR Women Historians Exhibition

NYCTC member Laura Carter has been working on a project about women historians in Britain during the twentieth century, along with colleagues from King’s College London and the Institute for Historical Research. The IHR hosted a conference in March, as well as...

Peter Mandler awarded ESRC multiyear research grant

Peter Mandler has received a four-year grant from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to study “Secondary Education and Social Change in the United Kingdom since 1945.” The grant, which amounts to just over £1m including Cambridge’s...

Laura Carter awarded JRF at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge

NYCTC graduate student alumna Laura Carter (Cambridge) will return to the collaboration via a junior research fellowship at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge from October 2017. Previously a teaching fellow at King’s College London, Carter will be a postdoctoral...

The collaboration has received generous support from Deans Alondra Nelson and David Madigan of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Columbia; Eileen Gillooly and the Columbia Heyman Center for the Humanities; the NYU Department of History; the NYU Global Research Initiative; the Center for International Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences at NYU; the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK); and the Cambridge History Faculty.