Events, 2012-2013

Autumn Quarter | Winter Quarter | Spring Quarter

 

Autumn Quarter

Battleground of Interpretation in Early Modern Europe II
A half-day conference 

Friday, October 5
Venue: Rosenwald 405
Time: 1:30-4:30pm

This conference was organized by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

Seth Koven
Rutgers University

"Capitalism, from Below and Down Under: Nellie Dowell and the Global Traffic in Matches and Match Girls, 1888-1909"


Friday, October 5
Venue: The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street
Time: 3:00-5:00pm

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.


Tom Raworth
Poetry Reading

Friday, October 12
Venue: Performance Penthouse, The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
Time: 6:00pm

This reading was organized by the Chicago Review, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 


History, Dogma, and the Politics of Justice


Thursday, October 25

Time: 4:00pm-6:30pm
Venue: International House

Saba Mahmood
Associate Professor of Anthropology
University of California, Berkeley

Lecture: "Azazeel and the Politics of Historical Fiction: Sectarian Dramas Ancient and Modern"

Mahmood Mamdani
Herbert Lehman Professor of Government and
Professor of Anthropology

Columbia University

Lecture: Beyond Nuremburg: The Historical Significance of the Post-Apartheid Transition in South Africa

This event
was organized by the Department of Political Science, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies

 

Sheila Wille
University of Chicago

"Ichneumon Fly and Just Equilibrium of the Economy of Nature"

Friday, October 26
Venue: The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street
Time: 3:00-5:00pm

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.

 

John Finnis
Notre Dame Law School

"Shakespeare, Identity, and Religion"

Wednesday, November 7
Venue: Swift Hall, Third Floor Lecture Hall
Time: 7:00pm

Lecture is free and opn to the public. RSVP is encouraged but not required. RSVP here.

This lecture was organized by Lumen Christi Institute, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 

Stephen Orgel
Professor of English and
Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Humanities
Stanford University

Monday, November 12
Time: 4:30pm
Lecture: "Real Places in Imaginary Spaces: Architecture and the Stage
"
Classics 110

Reception to follow.

 

Tuesday, November 13
Time: 4:30pm
Lecture: "What is an Audience?
"
Rosenwald 405

Reception to follow.

 

Wednesday, November 14
Time: 4:30pm
Seminar:
PhD seminar on early print
Special Collections, Regenstein Library

 

 


States of Suspension: Politics and Histories, Aesthetics and Affect

A graduate student conference 


November 15- 16 (Thursday & Friday)
Schedule: 9:00am-7:00pm
Classics 110

Please refer to the conference web site for the conference program and details.

This conference was organized by Katie Krywokulski, Rachel Kyne, and Nancy Thebaut as well as the Departments of Art History and English, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.


Martin Puchner
Byron and Anita Wien Professor of Drama
and of English and Comparative Literature
Harvard University

Thursday, November 29
Time 4:30 pm
Lecture: "Wittgenstein's Literary Heirs"

Classics 110

Reception to follow.


Friday, November 30

Time: 12:00pm
Workshop: "Wittgenstein, Stoppard, and Dramatic Language"
Logan Center for the Arts, Terrace Seminar Room (Rm. 801)

The workshop is being organized by the Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) workshop in collaboration with the Literature and Philosophy workshop and the Nicholson Center for British Studies

For a copy of the workshop paper, please contact the workshop coordinators--Lauren Caldwell (caldwellian@uchicago.edu) and Amy Stebbins (amystebbins@uchicago.edu)-- or Jeanne Fitzsimmons (fitzsimmons@uchicago.edu).

 

 

Julia Reinhard Lupton
Professor of English
University of California-Irvine 

Monday, December 3
Workshop: "Pericles, Messianism, and the Affordances of Action"
Venue: Rosenwald 405
Time: 5:00pm

This workshop was organized by the Renaissance workshop and the Theater and Performance Studies workshop, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 

 

Winter Quarter


Court Theatre Student Night

"Skylight"
By David Hare

Friday, January 11
Time: 8:00pm

Read more about the Court Theatre Student Night.

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

 

Julie Fountain
University of Illinois at Chicago

"Femininity, Tradition, and Respect in Britain's Armed Forces, 1945-1962"


Friday, February 1
Venue: The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street
Time: 3:00-5:00pm

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

For more information or to receive a pre-circulated paper for this seminar, please contact Fredrik Albritton Jonsson (fljonsso@uchicago.edu).

 

Bernard Wasserstein
Harriet & Ulrich E. Meyer Professor, Modern European Jewish History
University of Chicago

Nicholson Faculty Lecture

Thursday, February 21
Lecture: "Hitler's Little Helpers: Arab and Jewish Axis Agents in British Mandatory Palestine, 1939-1945"

Classics 110
4:30pm
Reception to follow.

With participation of the Chicago Center for Jewish Studies.


 

Ellen MacKay
Associate Professor of English
University of Indiana

Monday, February 25
Title: "Thinking Swimmingly about Performance"
Venue:
Logan Center for the Arts, Terrace Seminar Room (Rm. 801)
Time: 3:00-4:30pm

The workshop is being organized by the Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) Workshop in collaboration with the Renaissance Workshop, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

For a copy of the workshop paper, please contact the workshop coordinators--Lauren Caldwell (caldwellian@uchicago.edu) and Amy Stebbins (amystebbins@uchicago.edu).

 

Catherine Masud
Director/Producer Audiovision Productions, Bangladesh

The work of Tareque and Catherine Masud speaks eloquently to the post-imperial conditions of Bangladesh.

Wednesday, March 13
Venue: Foster 103
4:00pm

"Muktir Kotha" ("Words of Freedom")
70 mins, 1999
Oral history documentary on ordinary people’s participation in ’71 War and their struggle and frustration post liberation.
"Naroshundor" ("The Barbershop")
15 mins, 2009
A short “political thriller” that tells the story of a fleeing Freedom Fighter who takes refuge in a Bihari-run barbershop during the Pakistan Army crackdown in '71.  
Two screenings and discussion with the director
Venue: Foster 103
4:00pm

Thursday, March 14
"Runway"
90 mins, 2010
A feature film about a boy’s descent into radical Islam. 

Film Screening and discussion with the director
Venue: Foster 103
4:00pm

These events are being organized by the Nicholson Center for British Studies and the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations.

 

 

Spring Quarter


Tenth Annual South Asia Graduate Student Conference
Keynote Speakers: Whitney Cox (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London), Charles Hallisey (Harvard University),  A. Azfar Moin (Southern Methodist University),  and Frances W. Pritchett (Columbia University)

April 4-5 (Thursday & Friday)
9:00am-6:00pm
Venue: Classics 110

For the schedule and more information, please refer to the conference web site:
http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/sagsc/sagsc-x/

This conference is being organized by Ishan Chakrabarti, Jane Mikkelson and the South Asia Language and Area Center, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 

Susan Hiller

Monday, April 8

"An Evening with Susan Hiller"
Artist Talk
& screening her short film The Last Silent Movie
Venue: Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Rm. 201
Time: 7:00pm

This event  is being organized by the Open Practice Committee and the Department of Visual Arts, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 

C.A. Bayly
Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History
University of Cambridge

Monday, April 8
Lecture: "Marshall G.S. Hodgson: Islam and World History in the Modern Age"
Venue: Home Room, International House
Time: 5:15 pm

This Nicholson Center Lecture is co-sponsored with the Committee on Southern Asian Studies  and the International House Global Voices Program.

 

New Directions in Modern South Asian Intellectual History
A symposium featuring C.A. Bayly (University of Cambridge) and Faisal Devji (University of Oxford)

Tuesday, April 9

C.A Bayly
"The Death and Afterlife of indian Liberalisms"

Faisal Devji
"Interest as a Problem in Modern Indian History"

Venue: South Asia Commons (Foster 103)
Time: 4:30-6:30pm

For additional information, please visit: southasia.uchicago.edu. Persons who require assistance to participate in the symposium should contact Toby Tieger at 773-702-8637 in advance.

The symposium is being organized by the Committee on Southern Asian Studies, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.


Marie Hicks
Illinois Institute of Technology

"Computing, Technocracy, and Gendered Labor Change in Britain, 1944-1979"

Friday, April 12
Venue: The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street
Time: 3:00-5:00pm

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

For more information or to receive a pre-circulated paper for this seminar, please contact Fredrik Albritton Jonsson (fljonsso@uchicago.edu).

 

Keith Jeffery
Professor of British History
Queen's University, Belfast

Monday, April 15
Lecture: "Exodus and Operation Embarrass: British Covert Operations and Jewish Immigration into Palestine, 1947-8"
Venue: Classics 110
Time: 4:30pm

This lecture is being organized by the Department History, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.


Richard Strier
Frank L. Sulzberger Distinguished Service Professor
University of Chicago

Nicholson Faculty Lecture
Thursday, April 18

Lecture: "Mind, Nature, Heterodoxy, and Iconoclasm in The Winter's Tale"
Venue:Classics 110
4:30pm


Reception to foll
ow.


Andrew Piper
McGill University

"Readings's Refrain: From Bibliography to Topology"

Thursday, April 18
Venue: Rosenwald 405
Time: 4:30pm

This workshop is being organized by the New Media Workshop in collaboration with the Eighteenth & Nineteenth Century Cultures Workshop, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.


Kate Lilley
Associate Professor of English
University of Sydney

Thursday April 25
Poetry Reading
Venue: Midway Studios 108, 929 E. 60th St.
Time: 6:00pm

This event is being organized by the Program in Poetry and Poetics, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.


 

Benjamin Britten: Spheres of Influence
Symposium & Concert

Thursday May 2
4:00pm
Keynote Address:
Dr. Paul Kildea
Conductor and author of Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century (2013)
Venue: Fulton Recital Hall, Goodspeed Hall (4th Floor)

 

Friday May 3
Symposium
9:00am- 4:00pm
Keynote Address (2:15- 4:00pm): Daniel Albright
Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Literature, Harvard University
Venue: Fulton Recital Hall, Goodspeed Hall (4th Floor)

 

Friday May 3
Symposium Concert
8:00pm
Venue:
Fulton Recital Hall, Goodspeed Hall (4th Floor)

For further details, please visit the symposium/concert web site at http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/brittensymposium2013/event-details/ .
.
These events are being organized by the Department of Music, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.


 

Nature and the Natural in the Middle Ages
An Interdisciplinary Conference

Friday,  May 3, 12:30pm- 7:00pm
Saturday, May 4
, 8:30am-6:00pm

Venue: Swift Hall (3rd floor)

This conference is being organized by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.


 

Merlin James
Glasgow School of Art

Monday, May 6

Lecture: on Franco Russsian artist, Serge Charchoune
In conjunction with the exhibition at the Smart Museum, "Other Modernisms: Serge Charchoune (1889-1975)"
Venue: Performance Hall, Logan Center
Time: 5:30pm


Tuesday, May 7

Gallery Talk
A conversation between co-curators James Merlin and David Schutter (Department of Visual Arts, University of Chicago)
Venue: Bernstein Gallery, Smart Museum
Time: 12:30pm

For more details and information about the exhibit, please visit the Smart Museum web page:
http://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/exhibitions/other-modernisms-serge-charchoune/.

These events are being organized by the Department of Visual Arts, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 

The History and Politics of the Anthropocene
A two-day conference

Friday May 17 & Saturday May 18
Venue: Social Science Administration
Schedule:
9:00am-8:00pm

For further details, please visit  http://ccct.uchicago.edu/events/history-and-politics-of-the-anthropocene/.

This conference is being organized by the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT), with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 

Mark Wollaeger
Professor of English
Vanderbilt University

Thursday, June 6
Workshop: TBA
Venue: Rosenwald 405
Time: 4:30pm

This workshop is being organized by the Eighteenth & Nineteenth Century Cultures Workshop in collaboration with the New Media Workshop, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

For a copy of the workshop paper, please contact the workshop coordinator Aleksandr Prigozhin (ampri@uchicago.edu).