University of Cambridge New York

By | 8th May 2017

University of Cambridge New York

University of Cambridge New York

In 2015-16, there are over 850 students from the USA studying at Cambridge. There are many long-standing exchange programmes between Cambridge Colleges and leading American universities. Cambridge in America helps the University and Colleges keep in touch with the 12,000 Cambridge alumni in the USA.

Cambridge is the UK’s leading university for graduate studies in American History. The Visiting Pitt Professorship and the Mellon Professorial Fund bring distinguished scholars from the USA to Cambridge. The American Studies Programme in the Department of Politics and International Studies focuses on the Anglo-American relationship.

Cambridge academics are involved in world-leading collaborations with American colleagues in every area of research. Partnerships range from research in diabetes with the Harvard Medical School to the University Library’s collaboration with the American Council of Learned Societies on the Darwin Correspondence Project.

Cambridge University Press opened an independent sales office in New York in 1949. In the six decades since, the North American Branch of CUP has grown to become one of the largest academic publishers in the USA.

Cambridge American History Seminar

The Cambridge American History Seminar meets on Mondays, during term, in Sidney Sussex College, from 5pm. In a typical year, twenty or more scholars drawn from universities across the UK, Europe, and the US present new and unpublished research to this seminar.  Professor Gerstle convenes these meetings, which are open to all scholars and graduate students in Cambridge and beyond interested in American history.  The roster of speakers last year and this include David Hollinger, Sven Beckert, Brian Ward, Jonathan Bell, Robin Einhorn, Stephen Tuck, Margaret Jacobs, Michael Kazin, Marie-Jeanne Rossignol, Gareth Stedman Jones, Kristin Hoganson, Pekka Hämäläinen, Loic Wacquant, Eric Foner, Alan Taylor, Simon Newman, George Chauncey, and Sally Gordon.