Events

Civilization, the Curriculum, and the University, 1914–1950—a day-long workshop

Past Series, The Disciplines Series

April 25, 2012 Wednesday, 9:30am–4:30pm EDT The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia University
Notes
  • Free and open to the public
  • No registration necessary
  • First come, first seated

This daylong workshop is part of the Heyman Center's "Disciplines Series." Speakers from the United States and the United Kingdom will convene to discuss "Civilization, the Curriculum, and the University, 1914-1950."

This talk is made possible through the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Program

April 25, 2012  Wednesday

9:30am EDT

Coffee

10:00am - 12:00pm EDT

First Panel
"The Citizen in Training": The Origins of Columbia's Contemporary Civilization and General Honors Courses, 1910-1920

Elizabeth Sawyer

Doctoral Student

Trinity College, Oxford University

General Education, Western Civilization and the Social Sciences between the Wars

Andrew Jewett

Assistant Professor of History and of Social Studies

Harvard University

12:00pm EDT

Lunch

1:30pm - 3:30pm EDT

Second Panel
Chicago vs. Columbia (1935-1942): First Battle of the Culture Wars?

Robert S. Thomas

Research Scholar

Columbia University

How to Grow a Civilization: Robert Redfield and Overseas Development

Daniel Immerwahr

Post-doctoral Research Scholar, Committee on Global Thought

Columbia University

3:45pm - 4:30pm EDT

General Discussion
Discussant

James Chandler

Barbara E. & Richard J. Franke Distinguished Service Professor

University of Chicago

Discussant

Simon Goldhill

Professor

University of Cambridge

Discussant

Mary Jacobus

Professor Emerita, M. H. Abrams Distinguished Visiting Professor

University of Cambridge

Participants
  • Elizabeth Sawyer Doctoral Student Trinity College, Oxford University
  • Andrew Jewett Assistant Professor of History and of Social Studies Harvard University
  • Robert S. Thomas Research Scholar Columbia University
  • Daniel Immerwahr Post-doctoral Research Scholar, Committee on Global Thought Columbia University
  • James Chandler Barbara E. & Richard J. Franke Distinguished Service Professor University of Chicago
  • Simon Goldhill Professor University of Cambridge
  • Mary Jacobus Professor Emerita,M. H. Abrams Distinguished Visiting Professor University of Cambridge