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.


Andrew Seaton awarded New York Academy of Medicine fellowship

NYCTC graduate student Andrew Seaton has received the Paul Klemperer Fellowship in the History of Medicine, meaning that he will be a fellow in residence at the New York Academy of Medicine in 2018. Congratulations to Andrew! Andrew also recently presented his...

Secondary Education and Social Change launches

The major ESRC-funded research project Secondary Education and Social Change in the UK since 1945, staffed by NYCTC members, has officially launched. Led by PI Peter Mandler, joined by research associations Chris Jeppesen and Laura Carter, the project takes a...

New Publications and Public Engagement

Over the summer, a number of NYCTC members and past members published articles and had their research featured in the media:   Jon Lawrence was on Radio 4’s Longview, discussing popular politics from the Primrose League to Momentum. Sam Wetherell published...

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.