Events, 2004 - 2005



Autumn Quarter

Opening Reception
Wednesday, October 6, 2004

Tom Pickard Poetry Reading 
Tuesday, November 9, 2004 
Co-sponsored event with the Poem Present Reading Series

Brown Bag Lunch with Damon Salesa 
Friday, November 19, 2004 
"Into the Veins of All Nations: The Study of Race Mixing and Britain in the 1840s and 1850s"
Co-sponsors: Comparative Colonialism wkshp; Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture

Winter Quarter

Janel Mueller Lecture 
Monday, January 17, 2005

John Robertson Lecture and Workshop 
February 14 - 15, 2005
February 14: Lecture
"The Argument over a British Enlightenment: Why It Matters"
February 15: Early Modern Workshop of pre-circulated paper
"Vico's Idolatrous Giants: the New Science as a Response to Bayle"

Conference: "The Irish World: Internationalism and Irish Studies" 
Saturday, March 5, 2005
Keynote speakers: David Lloyd, Professor of English at the University of Southern California and Harry White, Professor of Music at University College Dublin

Co-sponsors: Poetry and Poetics Program, English Department, Anthropology of Europe Workshop, Mass Culture Workshop, Ethnoise!: Ethnomusicology Workshop, Social History Workshop

Spring Quarter

Conference: "Principles of Association in British History" 
Friday, April 8, 2005
Co-sponsors: The ChicagoCenter for Democracy, the Committee on Social Thought, the Center for Gender Studies, and the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago.

Anthony Low Lecture and Workshop 
April 13 - 14, 2005 

April 13, 2005: Lecture
"Ground Level Imperialism: the Fabrication of Empire"
April 14, 2005: Comparative Colonialism & African Studies workshop discussion of precirculated paper
"The End of the British Empire in Africa"

Conference: "Britain's Long Eighteenth Century: Dynamism and Change, 1660-1800" 
Thursday, April 28, 2005
Co-sponsors: Franke Institute for the Humanities, English Department

Conference: "New Antiquities: Aesthetics, Taste, and Scholarship in the Eighteenth Century" 
Friday and Saturday, April 29-30, 2005 
Franke Institute for the Humanities

Tom Laqueur Lecture and Workshop 
May 10 - 11, 2005 

May 10: Lecture
"Names and Memory from Wordsworth to the Unknown Warrior"
May 11: Early Modern Workshop discussion of precirculated paper
"Cremation and the Politics of the Dead in Late 19th and Early 20th Century Britain"

Conference: "Modernizing Politics?" 
Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22, 2005 
This conference is made possible by the generous support of the Mellon Foundation. 

David Quint Lecture and Workshop 
May 24 - 25, 2005 

May 24: Lecture
"The Tragedy of Nobility on the Seventeenth Century Stage" 
May 25: Renaissance Workshop discussion of precirculated paper
"Milton's Book of Numbers: Book 1 of Paradise Lost and its Catalogue"