Events,2015-2016

 

Autumn Quarter- 2015

 

V21 Symposium:
Presentism, Form, and the Future of History

Friday & Saturday, October 9-10
Saieh, Rm 21

For more details and a symposium schedule, please visit the symposium web site.

The V21 symposium is a series of roundtables and workshops broadly addressing issues of method, interpretation, and disciplinarity in the field of Victorian studies.

This colloquium was organized by Benjamin Morgan, Anna Kornbluh, Zachary Samalin, Nasser Mufti and David Womble, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 

Maura Capps
University of Chicago

Friday, October 16

"Fleets of Fodder: the orchestration of Improved British Husbandry in New South Wales and The Cape of Good Hope, 1770-1801 "

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

All papers are pre-circulated electronically. For a copy of the paper email the Scholl Center for American History and Culture (scholl@newberry.org).

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.

 

A Symposium on Toleration

Monday, November 9
Nuebauer Collegium for Culture and Society
5701 Woodlawn Ave.
9:00am-1:00pm

Keynote Speakers
Chandran Kukathas, (London School of Eeconomics)
9:40am-10:40am

Teresa M. Bejan, (Oxford University)
10:45am-11:45am

Samuel Fleischacker, (University of Illinois at Chicago)
12:pm-1:00pm

For more details, please refer to the symposium web site.

This symposium was co-sponsored by The Political Theory Workshop, The Franke Institute for the Humanities, The Pozen Center for Human Rights, The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies, The Nicholson Center for British Studies, and The Neubauer Collegium

 

Words Unofficial: Gossip Circulation, Mediation
English Graduate Student Conference

Thursday and Friday, November 19-20
Rosenwald 405

Keynote Address
Thursday, November 19

Susan Philips (Associate Professor of English and Alumnae of northwestern Teaching Professor)
4pm
Reception will follow

Read more about the conference at https://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/wordsunofficial.

This conference was organized by Beatrice Bradley, Javier Ibàñez, Jo Nixon, Jennifer Yida Pan, and Dana Walters, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.


 

Steve Catania
Loyola University

Friday, December 11

"A Prince, Print and Privacy: The Public Discussion of the health of George III"

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

All papers are pre-circulated electronically. For a copy of the paper email the Scholl Center for American History and Culture (scholl@newberry.org).

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- 2016
 

Anna Clark
University of Minnesota

Friday, February 5

"The Ethical Subject in the 1890s"

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

All papers are pre-circulated electronically. For a copy of the paper email the Scholl Center for American History and Culture (scholl@newberry.org).

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.

 

Third Coast Percussion
The ever-inventive Third Coast Percussion brings the idea of using a single type of material in performance--a wood table in the case of Belgian composer Thierry De Mey's piece, and a drumhead in Donnacha Dennehy's new work inspired by playing techniques of the Irish bodhrán drum.

Friday, February 5 , 2016
International House
7:30pm  Concert

Featured Artists:
Thierry De Mey, "Table Music"
Donnacha Dennehy, "Surface Tension" (Chicago premiere)
Steve Reich, "Sextet"

Special guests this evening: David Friend and Oliver Hagan

Post-concert discussion with artist

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

Read more about this event and to purchase tickets, visit:
https://chicagopresents.uchicago.edu/events/2015-2016/2016-02-06-013000

 

Steven Pincus
Bradford Durfee Professor of History
Yale University

Lecture: "Radical Declaration: The Patriot Case for a Strong Government"
Tuesday, February 16
Classics 110
4:30 pm
Recption to follow

Workshop: "Patriot Fever: Georgia and the Ideological Origins of the War of Jenkins Ear"
Monday, February 15
Pick Hall, Rm 319
5:00 pm

This lecture and workshop was co-sponsored and organized by the Nicholson Center for British Studies and the Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture.
 

 

Gilbert and Sullivan's Princess Ida
A cross-disciplinary panel discussion exploring the social theoretical implications of updating "Princess Ida" for contemporary audiences

Wednesday, March 2
Fulton Hall
6:00pm

Panelists include:
David Bevington, UChicago Phyllis Fay Horton Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Humanities and in English Language & Literature, Comparative Literature, and the College
Jennifer Scappettone, UChicago Associate Professor, Department of English and author of Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice
Shane Valenzi, Stage Director, Gilbert and Sullivan’s "Princess Ida"

** RSVP to Rashida Black at rashida@uchicago.edu by Friday, February 26, 2016.**

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



Nora Titone

Thursday, March 3

"My Thoughts be Bloody"

Stuart 102
4:00-5:30pm


Nora Titone will be sharing her experiences as an undergraduate history major and her postgraduate career. Nora Titone studied American History and Literature as an undergraduate at Harvard University, and earned an M.A. in History at the University of California, Berkeley. She has worked as a historical researcher for a range of academics, writers and artists involved in projects about nineteenth-century America. The talk and the conversation that will follow are a great opportunity for students to discuss the range of possible career paths available for history majors.

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

 

Dying in South Asia
Thirteenth Annual South Asia Graduate Student Conference

Thursday & Friday, March 3-4
Swift Hall, Common Room
The conference begins at 9:00am each day.

Kenote Speakers:
Thursday, March 3
Badri Narayan
Professor of Social History and Cultural Anthroplogy, Jawarlal Nehru University

"Memory, Dissent and Dominance: Making of Politics in North India"
4:45pm

Friday, March 4
Veena Das
Krieger-Eisenhaower Professor, Johns Hopkins University
"Making Live and Letting Die? Family, Medical Markets, and the State"
4:45pm

For the full program, please visit: https://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/sagsc/
 

This conference was organized by Ahona Panda, Jetsun Deleplanque, Margherita Trento, and Nazmul Sultan, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.


 

Man & Nature
Celtic Viol in the English, Irish, Scottish and American Traditions

Featured Artists:
Jordi Savall, viols
Frank McGuire, bodhrán

Friday, March 4
Mandel Hall
6:30pm  Lecture by Robert Kendrick
7:30pm  Concert, "Man & Nature: The Celtic Viol in the English, Irish, Scottish and American Traditions

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

Read more about this event and to purchase tickets, visit:
https://chicagopresents.uchicago.edu/events/2015-2016/2016-03-05-013000

 

Amy Harris
Brigham Young University

Friday, March 11

"Leaving a Legacy: A Georgian Case Study about marital Status, Childlessness and Geneology"

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

All papers are pre-circulated electronically. For a copy of the paper email the Scholl Center for American History and Culture (scholl@newberry.org).

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.
 


Spring Quarter- 2016
 

The Aquisition and Transmission of Knowledge
The Role of Shi'i Institutions of Learning in the Spread and Defense of a Tradition

Friday & Saturday,  April 1-2
Swift Hall
Friday, 8:30am-6:00pm
Saturday, 9:00am- 4:00pm

For more details see the symposium web site: https://shii-studies-sites.uchicago.edu/

This symposium was organized by Mohammad Sagha and Zach Winters, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 

Modern British Studies: A Collaborative Workshop

Friday & Saturday, April 8th & 9th
Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago
Friday, 9:00am- 5:00pm
Saturday, 9:00am- 2:30pm

Please refer to the workshop schedule for more details.

Please contact Fredrik Albritton Jonsson for access to the pre-circulated conference papers at fljonsso@uchicago.edu.

This workshop was organized by the University of Birmingham and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 

Sites of South Asian Studies
A Conference Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations and the 60th Anniversary of the Committee on Southern Asian Studies

Thursday-Saturday, April 28-30
Venue: Various locations on campus.
Please refer to the conference schedule for the time & venues for papers and conference events.
 

Please refer to the Sites of South Asian Studies conference web site for further details about the conference.

This conference was organized by the Committee on Southern Asian Studies and the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, with support from  the the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 

Jennifer Pitts
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
University of Chicago

Nicholson Faculty Lecture

"Empires, Barbarians, and the Law of Nations"

Thursday, May 5
Classics 110
4:30pm
Reception to follow

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

 

Susan Wolfson
Professor of English, Princeton University

Workshop: "Wordsworth's Words: What's in a Name?"

Thursday, May 5
Rosenwald 405
430- 6:00pm

This workshop was organized by the 18th/19th-Century Cultures Workshop, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 

 

gender | publics | panics in the global South

Thursday & Friday, May 5-6
Wilder House

Keynote Speakers:
Saida Hodžić
Anthropology and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Cornell University

Paul Amar
Global and International Studies Program, University of California, Santa Barbara

This conference was organized by Erin Moore, Sneha Annavarapu, and Camille Roussel, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 

Lara Kriegel
Indiana University

Friday, May 13

"The Reason Why: The Crimean War and its Victorian Legacies"

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

All papers are pre-circulated electronically. For a copy of the paper email the Scholl Center for American History and Culture (scholl@newberry.org).

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.

 

Brian Cowan
McGill University

Friday, May 27

"Celebrity Politics in Post-Revolutionary Britain"

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

All papers are pre-circulated electronically. For a copy of the paper email the Scholl Center for American History and Culture (scholl@newberry.org).

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.

 

Lines of Control
Rethinking Borders & Borderlands in South Asia

This conference has been postponed.  Please check back for further information during the 2016-17 academic year.

Date: TBA
Venue: TBA

This event was organized by Kyle Gardner and Zak Leonard, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.