Co-Sponsored Events 2016-2017


The Nicholson Center for British Studies is pleased to support the following workshops, lectures, and conferences and events in 2016 - 2017. 
 

Autumn Quarter- 2016

Larry Achiampong: Open Season
Exhibit: September 16-October 30, 2016

Wednesday, September 21
Opening Reception (featuring an audio-visual performance by the artist)
6:00-8:00pm
 

Read more about this event:
https://arts.uchicago.edu/logan-center/logan-center-exhibitions/future/larry-achiampong-open-season

This event was organized by Uchicago Arts, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 

Nasser Mufti
Assistant Professor of English
University of Illinois at Chicago

"Civil War: The Lowest Stage of Civilization"

Thursday, October 6
Rosenwald 405
4:30pm

This was organized by the Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Cultures Workshop, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 

Josh Robinson
Cardiff University and is an Affiliated professor at the University of Haifa

Lecture: "Form(s) and History"

Wednesday, October 12
Logan Center Terrace Room (Rm 801)
4:30pm

This event was organized by the Program in Poetry & Poetics, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.


 

Trevor Joyce
Poet, Member of Aosdana, the irish affilaition of Creative Artists

Poem Present Reading

Trevor Joyce will read from his recent Selected Poems gathering work written over fifty years and deploying a very wide range of forms and compositional approaches, which have earned him a reputation as the most experimental of contemporary Irish poets.

Wednesday, October 19
Logan Center Terrace Room
6:00pm

This event was organized by the Program in Poetry & Poetics, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies
 

 

Ryan Burns
Northwestern University

Friday, October 28

"Catholics, Conformity and Conversion in Early Modern Scotland, 1560-1650"

The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street
Towner Fellows Lounge
3:00-4:30pm

All papers are pre-circulated. For a copy of the paper please contact Fredrik Albritton Jonsson (fljonsso@uchicago.edu)

This seminar was part of the Newberry Library Seminar in British History series and was organized by the Newberry Library, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 

Untold Futures
Speculation, Redemption, Disappointment

Thursday & Friday, November 17-18
Rosenwald 405
Thursday (11/17): 2:30pm-7:00pm
Friday (11/18): 8:30am- 9:00pm

Keynote Speech:
Kate Marshall
Professor of English, Notre Dame
Thursday 11/17, 4:30pm

For more detailed information, please refer to the conference web site: https://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/futurity/conference-schedule/

This graduate conference was organized by Jack Dragu, Noah Hansen, Zachary Hope, Zoe Hughes, Katie Nolan, and Michal Zechariah and with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies


 

Emily Curtis Walter
Northwestern University

Friday, November 18

"Of Lives and Landscapes: Britain’s 1939 Generation and the Great War"

The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street
Towner Fellows Lounge
3:00-4:30pm

All papers are pre-circulated. For a copy of the paper please contact Fredrik Albritton Jonsson (fljonsso@uchicago.edu)

This seminar was part of the Newberry Library Seminar in British History series and was organized by the Newberry Library, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.



Winter Quarter- 2017
 

Drew Daniel
Johns Hopkin University

"Joy of the Worm: Suicidal Slapstick in Anthony and Cleopatra"

Monday, January 9
Rosenwald 405
5:00pm

This event was organized by the Renaissance Workshop, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 

William M. Cavert
University of St Thomas

Thursday, February 9

"Winter Wonders: Explaining Hard Frosts in England during  the Little Ice Age"

The Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society
Seminar Room (300A)
5701 S. Woodlawn Avenue
4:30-6:00pm

This special workshop, co-sponsored by the Neubauer Collegium and the Nicholson Center, was part of the Neubauer Collegium project: "Climate Change: Disciplinary Challenges in the Humanities and Social Sciences".


Friday, February 10
British History Seminar

"Eradication and Improvement: Vermin Control in the Early Modern Parish"

The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street
Towner Fellows Lounge
3:00-5:00pm

All papers are pre-circulated. For a copy of the paper please contact Fredrik Albritton Jonsson (fljonsso@uchicago.edu)

This seminar was part of the Newberry Library Seminar in British History series and was organized by the Newberry Library, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 

Materials in Focus
Working Across Media & Methods in South Asia

Fourteenth Annual South Asia Graduate Student Conference

Thursday & Friday, February 24-25
Classics 110
9:30am-6:30pm

Keynote Speekers:
Daud Ali (Associate Professor, Department of South Asia Studies, University of Pennsylvania)
"Compacts, Insurgencies and State Technologies in Medieval South India"
Thursday (2/24), 10:30am

Jisha Menon (Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, Stanford University)
"Narcissism and Noir in Pushmala's Phantom Series"
Friday (2/25), 4:30pm

For more information and the complete conference schedule, visit the conference wed site: https://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/sagsc/

This conference was organized by Sharvari Sastry (SALC), Mannat Johal (Anthropology) and Zoe Woodbury High (Divinity School), with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 

Lines of Control
Rethinking Borders & Borderlands in South Asia

Thursday & Friday, March 2-3

Thursday, March 2 (4:30pm-6:00pm)
James C. Scott
Yale University
Title: TBA

 Classics 110

Friday March 3 (9:00am-6:45pm)
Conference Panels

Refer to the conference web site for more details: https://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/chicagofrontiers/2016/12/08/march-2-3-2017/

This conference was organized by Kyle Gardner and Zak Leonard, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.


 

In a Strange land: Elizabethan Composers in Exile
Performed by Stile Antico

Friday, March 3
6:30pm, Preconcert lecture by the artists (lecture is free to ticket holders)
7:30pm,  Concert
Rockefeller Chapel

Read more about this event and to purchase tickets, visit:
https://chicagopresents.uchicago.edu/events/2016-2017/2017-03-04-013000

This event was organized by Uchicago Presents, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 

In the Shadow of the Grand Tour
Object Narratives and Cultural Resonances in Britain (17th-19th centuries)

Saturday, March 4
Franke Institute, Regenstein Library
9:30am-7:00pm

This conference was organized by Erin Daly (Classics) and Sarah Rowlands (History), with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies

 

Spring Quarter- 2017

 

Tensions in Renaissance Cities
Exhibition at the Special Collections Research Center

Venice, Florence, Rome, Mexico City, Geneva, London: the rapidly transforming cities of the Renaissance used art and literature to express their growing power, and growing pains.

Exhibition dates: March 27th-June 9th
Mondays through Fridays, 9:00am-4:45pm

Library Society Lecture and Exhibition Viewing
Ada Palmer
Department of History and the College, University of Chicago
Wednesday, May 10

5:00pm

Special Collections Research Center Exhibition Gallery
Regenstein Library
1100 East 57th St.

This exhibit is being curated by Ada Palmer (Assistant Professor, Department of History), Hillary Barker (Ph.D. student, Department of Art History), and Margo Weitzman (MAPH '15,  University of Chicago), with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.


Kyle Gardner
University of Chicago

Friday, April 28

"Roads and Regulations at the Edge of the Empire"

The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street
Towner Fellows Lounge
3:00-4:30pm

All papers are pre-circulated. For a copy of the paper please contact Fredrik Albritton Jonsson (fljonsso@uchicago.edu)

This seminar was part of the Newberry Library Seminar in British History series and was organized by the Newberry Library, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 

Medieval Futures
A Colloquium on Anticipation Prognosticatian and Speculatio in Britain

Keynote Speaker
Suzanne Conklin Akbari

Professor of English and Medieval Studies, University of Toronto

Saturday, April 29
Cochrane-Woods Art Center (5540 S. Greenwood Ave.)
Time/Program: TBA

For more information and the conference schedule, please refer to the conference web site: https://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/medievalfutures/

This one day colloquium is being organized by Carly Boxer (Art History) and Jack Dragu (English) and Luke Fidler (Art History), with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies

 

Daniel Williams
Junior Fellow at the Society of Fellows, Harvard University

Thursday, May 11

"The Climate of Utopia"

The Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society
5701 S. Woodlawn Avenue
4:30-6:00pm

Download the pre-circulated paper.

Read more about this event and RSVP  (to receive a copy of the paper and updates).

This special workshop, co-sponsored by the Neubauer Collegium and the Nicholson Center, was part of the Neubauer Collegium project: "Climate Change: Disciplinary Challenges in the Humanities and Social Sciences" research project.

This special workshop is being organized by the Neubauer Collegium for Culture & Society and the 18th and 19th Century Atlantic Cultures Workshop, with support from Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 

 

For a listing of past Nicholson Center Co-Sponsored Events, please visit our Events Archive.