Co-Sponsored Events 2017-2018


The Nicholson Center for British Studies is pleased to support the following workshops, lectures, and conferences and events in 2017 - 2018. 
 

Autumn Quarter- 2017
 

Emily Vasiliauskas
Assistant Professor of English
University of Illinois at Chicago

"Antony and Cleopatra and the Art of Dying"

Monday, September 25
Rosenwald 405
5:00pm

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

 

Deborah Cohen
Peter B. Ritzma Professor of the Humanities and Professor of History
Northwestern University

 

"Love and Money in the Informal Empire: The british in Argentina"

Wednesday, September 27
John Hope Franklin Room, Social Sciences Building (2nd floor)
5:00pm

This was organized by the The Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.
 

Our Dance is Turned into Mourning
A Symposium of Loss and Consolation in Early Modern Europe

Friday, October 6th
9:00am - 5:00pm
Rosenwald 405

Read more about this symposium:
https://lossuchicago.wordpress.com/

This symposium was organized by Michal Zechariah (Dept. of English) and Sam Caitlin (Dept. of Comparative Literature), with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 

An Alehouse session at Uchicago
Performed by Barroksolistene

Friday, October 6th
7:30pm
International House (1414 E 59th St.)

Read more about this event and to purchase tickets, visit:
http://chicagopresents.uchicago.edu/events/2017-2018/2017-10-07-003000-0

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

 

Scott Sowerby
Northwestern University

Friday, October 27th

"The Confessional State and the Fiscal-Military State in Early modern Europe"

The Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
3:00-5:00pmpm

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- 2018
 

Janet Browne
Aramont Professor of the History of Science
Harvard University

Alison Winter Lecture Series

‘Darwin’s Afterlives: Recollection and the Making of Biography’

Date: Friday, January 19
Time:5:00pm
Venue: Classics 110
Reception to follow

This lecture was organized by the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 

Sarah E. Fredericks
Assistant Professor of Environmental Ethics
University of Chicago

"The Ethics of Inducing and Responding to Guilt and Shame about Climate Change"

Wednesday, February 21st
The Tea Room (Social Sciences Building, Second Floor)
4:30pm

Download the paper

This event is being organized by the coordinators of the Environment, Energy, and Anthropocene Reading Group (Amy Coombs and Blair Bainbridge), with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

Colin Rydell
University of Chicago

Friday, February 23rd
[NOTE: The change of date.]

"Alcohol in the Garden of Eden: The Cider Boom in England, 1650-1763"

The Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
3:00-5:00pmpm

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.

South Asia and the Limits of Humanistic Inquiry
South Asia Graduate Student Conference- XV

Thursday & Friday, March 1st & 2nd
Swift Hall, First Floor Common Room
Schedule: For  detailed conference schedule, please refer to the conference web site.

Thursday, March 1st
--9:00am-Memorial tribute to Professor Steven Collins
(Chester D. Tripp Professor in the Humanities, University of Chicago)

--4:00pm-Keynote Address:
Mahesh Rangarajan (Ashoka University)
"Nature’s Futures: Society, State, and Ecology in 21st Century India"

Friday, March 2nd
--5:15pm-Keynote Address:
Lorraine Daston (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, The University of Chicago)
"Premodern, Non-Western, Practical, and/or Humanistic: Can the History of Knowledge Be Saved?"

--6:45pm Gala dinner in honor of Wendy Doniger
(Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions, University of Chicago)

This event is being organized by the Committee on South Asian Studies and the organizing committee (Joya John, Eric Gurevitch, and Anna Lee White), with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

Lucy Hartley
Professor of English
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

""A Crisis of History': Poverty and Progress"

Wednesday, March 7th
Rosenwald 405
4:30pm

There will be a pre-circulated paper for this workshop available a week before the event.  For a copy of the paper, please visit the workshop web site or contact the workshop coordinators Caroline Heller (hellercm@uchicago.edu) and Jennifer Yida Pan (jyidapan@uchicago.edu).

This is being organized by the The 18th/19th Century Atlantic Culture Workshop, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 

Spring Quarter- 2018
 

Eleanor Hubbard
Princeton University

Friday, April 27th

"Englishmen at Sea: Sailors, Merchants, and Empire 1580-1620 "

The Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
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 is 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.

 

Annual Meeting of the Samuel Johnson Society of the Central Region
60th Anniversary Meeting 

Friday & Saturday, April 27th & 28th
Venue: TBA
Schedule: TBA

This event is being organized by the Department of English Language and Literature, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 

Rae Greiner
Associate Professor of English
Inidiana University

Title: TBA

Wednesday, May 16th
Rosenwald 405
4:30pm

There will be a pre-circulated paper for this workshop available a week before the event.  For a copy of the paper, please visit the workshop web site or contact the workshop coordinators Caroline Heller (hellercm@uchicago.edu) and Jennifer Yida Pan (jyidapan@uchicago.edu).

This is being organized by the The 18th/19th Century Atlantic Culture Workshop, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 

Carole Rawcliffe
Emeritus Professor, University of East Anglia

Date: TBA
Title: TBA
Venue: TBA
Time: TBA

This event is being organized by the Medieval Studies Workshop, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.
 

 

Invisible Bonds: The Enlightenment Science of Society from Mandeville to Hegel
An NEH Seminar for College and University Faculty, July 7-29, 2018 

Public Lecture:
Silvia Sebastiani
Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales

“Man, Secluded from the Company of Women is… a dangerous animal to society’:
Histories of Women in the Scottish Enlightenment”

Monday, July 23rd
Neubauer Collegium
5:00pm

 

 

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