Events, 2013-2014

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Autumn Quarter

Benjamin Britten:Spheres of Influence
Festival: September 11-November10

This festival explored the life and works of Benjamin Britten, featuring an array of interdisciplinary presentations and performances, ranging from educational demonstrations by musicians and faculty to a film screening and inspired writings by Britten scholars.


October 4,Concert --Jupiter String Quartet
October 5, Lecture including musical exerpts--Seth Brodsky, Jupiter Quartet,  Spektral Quartet
October 6, Concert--Pacifica Quartet
October 11, Documentary Film--Tony Palmer's A Time There Was
October 15, Concert--Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello
October 18, Concert--Nicholas Phan, tenor; Myra Huang, piano; Sivan Magen, harp; Gail Williams, horn
November 8, Pre-concert event--Roger Chase, viola; Michiko Otaki, piano
November 8, Concert--Fretwork and Elizabeth Kenney, lute
November 10, Concert--Spektral Quartet

The Benjamin Britten festival was organized by the University of Chicago Presents, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.


Martin Webber

Anniversary Reader in Social Policy and Social Work
University of York

Tuesday, October 8
Lecture: "The Role of Third Sector in Social Capital Enhancement and Mobilisation: Evidence from an Ethnographic Study"

Discussant: E. Summerson Carr, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
Venue: Harper Memorial 103
5:00 pm

The lecture was organized by David Ansari as part of the Comparative Human Development Departmental Speaker Series, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

Nigel Thrift
Vice Chancellor and Professor of Human Geography and the Social Sciences
University of Warwick

Lecture postponed.

 


Aidan Forth

Loyola University  Chicago

Friday, November 1

"From India to Africa: The Reform and Legitimization of British Camps, 1901-1903"

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

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.

 

Forms of Fiction
A conference on the Novel in English

November 7-9
Venue: Reva and David Logan Center Logan Center for the Arts
Schedule: For more details, see the conference program
Thursday, November 7--5:00pm-8:30pm

Friday, November 8--9:00am-6:30pm
Saturday, November 9--
9:00am-5:30pm

For more details about the conference see: http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/formsoffiction/

This conference was made possible through the generous support of Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin, with additional support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 

Anston L. Bosman
Associate Professor of English
Amherst College

November 11   NOTE:  Workshop postponed.  Please check back for the rescheduled date.
Workshop: TBA
Venue & Time: TBA

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

Suicide Narcissus
A series of concerts, readings artist talks and lectures
Renaissance Society
Exibit: September 15-December 15

Lucy Skaer and Daniel Steegman Mangrané
Artist Talk

Saturday,  November 23
Venue: Swift Hall, Rm. 106
2:00pm

This artist talk is was organized by the Renaissance Society, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

For a full listing of events in the series, please visit  the Suicide Narcissus web page.
 

Karuna Mantena
Associate Professor of Political Science
Yale University

Monday, November 25
Workshop:
"Gandhi and the Means-Ends Question in Politics"
Pick Hall, Rm. 506
12:00pm

This workshop was organized by the Political Theory Workshop in collaboration with the Theory and Practice in South Asia (TAPSA) Workshop, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.


Erik Linstrum

Michigan Society of Fellows

“The Truth about Hearts and Minds: Psychology in the Postwar British Empire”

Friday, December 6
Venue: The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street
Time: 3:00-5:00pm

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

Whole Worlds: Systems of Affect, Capital, and Aesthetics
Graduate Student Conference
 

Thursday & Friday, February 13-14
Venue: Rosenwald 405

For detailsand schedule, please refer to the conference web site: http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/wholeworlds/

This conference was organized by Rowan Bayne and Michael Dango, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 

Alexandra Lindgren-Gibson
Northwestern University

Friday, February 21

“Imperial Ephemera: Tracing Nonelite British Material Culture in the Raj”

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

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.

 

Patricia Sieber
Associate Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
The Ohio State University

"Universal Brotherhood Revisited: China, the Working classes and Visual Culture In and Around the Great Exhibition in London, 1851"

Thursday, February 27
Foster 103
4:30 pm
Reception to follow.

This Nicholson Lecture was organized by the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and the Nicholson Center for British Studies.
 

Ralph MacPhail, Jr.
Professor Emeritus
Bridgewater College
Assistant Director, Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Austin

"The Secrets of HMS Pinafore"

Thursday,  March 6
Venue: Classics 110
Time: 4:30pm
, reception following

This event was organized by the Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.


Spring Quarter

Rama Mantena
University of Illinois at Chicago

Friday,  April 4

“Sites of Political Modernity: Vernacular Publics and the Cultivation of Political Life in late Colonial India”

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

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

Clowds and Crowds
A Two-day Conference

Friday, April 5, 9:00am-5:00pm
Ida Noyes Hall Library

Saturday, April 5, 9:30am-2:00pm
Franke Institute for the Humanities, Regenstein Library

For additional details and for the conference schedule, please visit the conference web site.

This conference was organized by the Morris Fishbein Center for the History of Science & Medicine,with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.
 


India in the Global Legal Context

Friday & Saturday,  April 4-5
John Hope Franklin Room

For more details see the conference web site.

This event was organized by Deepa Das Acevedo in collaboration with the Committee on Southern Asian Studies,with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 

Jessica Wolf
Associate Professor of English & Comparative Literature
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Thursday, April 17
Workshop: "Are Stones Alive? And Other Mineralogical Questions in Book 2 of Thomas Browne's Pseudodoxia Epidemica"
Location: Rosenwald 405
Time: 5:00pm

This workshop was organized by the Renaissance Workshop in collaboration with the Literature, Science and the Arts Workshop, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 

The Self in South Asia
Graduate Student Conference

Friday & Saturday,  April 17 to 19
Classics 110

For more details and for a schedule, please refer to the conference web site.

This conference was organized by Nabanjan Maitra, Elizabeth Lhost, Jamal Jones and Davey Thomlinson in collaboration with the Committee on Southern Asian Studies,with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.
 

Christina Mackie
An art Exhibit at the Renaissance Society

"Colour Drop"

April 27-June 29

Bergman Gallery, Cobb Hall 418

For more information, visit the exhibit web site.

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

 

Matt Houlbrook
Senior Lecturer, Modern British History
University of Birmingham

Wednesday,  May 7

“Ghosts and Their Doings are Often Perplexing: Literary Scandals and Crises of Confidence in 1920s Britain"

Foster 103
4:30pm

Matt Houlbrook works on the cultural history of modern Britain, with particular interests in histories of gender, sexuality and selfhood. He blogs about the 1920s and the practice of history from behind the scenes at https://tricksterprince.wordpress.com/

This event was organized by the Nicholson Center for British Studies in collaboration with the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe.
 

Matt Houlbrook
Senior Lecturer, Modern British History
University of Birmingham

Friday,  May 9

“The Prince of Tricksters: Cultures of Confidence in Interwar Britain”

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

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.

 

Poetic Genre and Social Imagination: Pope to Swinburne
A graduate student conference that welcomed fourteen scholars who argued for using genre to make visible relations between culture and poetic form. The focus was on British Poetry during an age of staggering reinvention.

Friday & Saturday,  May 9 &10
Friday, 8:30am-5:30pm
Saturday, 9:30am-5:30pm

Venue: Rosenwald 405

For further information, please visit the conference web site at  http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/poetic-genre.

This conference was organized by Michael Hansen, Joshua Adams, and  Joel Calahan, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.
 

Frances Ferguson
Anne L. and Lawrence B. Buttenwierer Professor of English
University of Chicago

Nicholson Faculty Lecture

"Talking to the Dead: The Uses of the Dead to the Living"

Thursday, May 22
Classics 110
4:30 pm
Reception to follow.

This Nicholson Faculty Lecture was organized by the Nicholson Center.