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Welcome to British Studies at Columbia. This website has been created by a group of faculty and graduate students at Columbia University to share information and plan events of interest to scholars working in the field of modern British Studies across the various departments and schools of the University. The site includes information about forthcoming events, affiliated faculty, and graduate and undergraduate courses and programs.

In the News

  • Pedersen has received the 2015 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature
    Susan Pedersen, James P. Shenton Professor of the Core Curriculum and Professor of History, recently received the award for The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire. The Cundill Prize is a prestigious international award for a nonfiction book that has a "profound literary, social and academic impact,"
  • Cole publishes new book
    Sarah Cole, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, recently published a book titled At The Violet Hour: Modernism and Violence in England and Ireland. Read more


"What was celebrity in 18th-century Britain?," a talk by Brian Cowan

Thursday, March 31, 5:30pm, Fayerweather 411. More information here


"1916: The Irish Rising at 100 Years," a one-day conference

Friday, April 1, 9:30am-5:30pm, Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room. More information here


"Miss Swan's Bad Language: The Uses of Literacy in 1920s England," a talk by Christopher Hilliard, Professor of History, University of Sydney

Wednesday, April 6, 6:15pm-7:45pm, Heyman Center. More information here

"Words that Disturb the State: Hate Speech and the Lessons of Fascism in Postwar Britain," a talk by Chris Hilliard

Thursday, April 7, 5:30pm, Fayerweather 411. More information here