Events, 2007 - 2008

Autumn Quarter | Winter Quarter | Spring Quarter


Autumn Quarter

University of Chicago Presents Concert:
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble 
Oct. 5, 2007

Kenneth Sillito, leader 
Concert featuring Dvorak's String Sextet, op. 48; Shostakovich's Two Pieces for String Octet, op. 11; and Mendelssohn's Octet, op. 20


Opening Reception
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Classics 110 

John Kerrigan Lecture, Reception, and Workshop
Professor, St. John's College, Cambridge
October 15 - 18, 2007

October 15, 2007: Discussion of pre-circulated paper co-sponsored by the Renaissance workshop:
"Devolving Interdisciplinarity, 1603-1707"
October 18, 2007: Lecture with reception to follow:
"Archipelagic Macbeth"

Conference: Reflections on Common Sense
Friday, October 19, 2007

This conference is being generously sponsored by the Mellon Foundation, the France Chicago Center, and the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

Robert Fogelin Lecture, Reception, and Workshop
Professor, Dartmouth University
October 25 - 26, 2007

October 25, 2007:Lecture with reception to follow:
"Hume's Multiple Voices"
October 26, 2007: Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy and Early Modern Philosophy workshop discussion:
"Hume on Ancient and Modern Philosophy"


Chicago Chorale Concert: "A Cappella Music for All Saints" 
November 3, 200

Conference: North American Conference on British Studies
November 11 - 12, 2007
Generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation


Winter Quarter

Dipesh Chakrabarty Lecture and Reception 
Professor, University of Chicago

January 17, 2008: Lecture with reception to follow:
"Empire, Ethics, and the Calling of History"

Jon Mee Lecture
Professor, University of Warwick
2007-2008 Schaffner Visiting Professor 
January 30, 2008: Lecture with reception to follow:
"To the End of the Conversible World: Conversation and Romanticism"

David Armitage Workshop 
Professor of History, Harvard
February 6, 2008 
10:30am, Rosenwald 405 
Pre-circulated paper: "Shakespeare's Properties"

University of Chicago Presents Concert: Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano; Julius Drake, piano 
Feb. 15, 2008
Mandel Hall

Jessica Morgan Lecture
Curator, Tate Museum, London
February 22, 2008 
Co-sponsored with the Department of Visual Arts

Spring Quarter

Stanley Wells CBE Lecture
Chairman, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
April 1, 2008 
"The Limitations of the First Folio"
Co-sponsored with the English Department and the Renaissance Workshop

Simon Jarvis Poetry Reading 
Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Simon Jarvis Workshop 
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Co-sponsored by the Poetry and Poetics Workshop

Simon Jarvis Lecture
"Why Rhyme Pleases" 
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Myles Burnyeat Lecture, Reception, and Workshop
Professor, Robinson College, Cambridge
April 9 - 10, 2008
April 9, 2008: Workshop
"How Far is it Important to Know in What Order Plato and Aristotle Wrote Their Many Works?" 
Co-sponsored by the Ancient Philosophy workshop
April 10, 2008: Lecture with reception to follow:
"Justice Writ Large and Small in Republic IV"

Lesley Stern Lecture, Reception, and Workshop 
Professor, UCSD
May 14 - 15, 2008 
May 14, 2008: Lecture with reception to follow:
"The Garden (Ian Hamilton Finlay's Little Sparta): Memory, History, Writing"
May 15, 2008: Discussion of pre-circulated paper co-sponsored by the Mass Culture workshop:
"How Movies Move: Between Hong Kong and Bulawayo, Between Screen and Stage..."

Lecture by John Beattie 
"Policing Eighteenth Century London" 
Monday, May 19th

Sharon Marcus Lecture, Reception, and Workshop
Professor, Columbia University
May 28 - 29, 2008 
May 28, 2008: Lecture with reception to follow: 
"At Home with the Other Victorians"
May 29, 2008: Discussion of pre-circulated paper co-sponsored by the 18th/19th Century Cultures workshop:
"The Novel and Provincial Life"