Lectures 2013-2014

Autumn Quarter-2013

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

Lecure postponed.  Please check back for the rescheduled date.



Winter Quarter- 2014


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 lecture is being organized by the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and the Nicholson Center for British Studies.



Spring Quarter- 2014

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

Please note: Professor Houlbrook will be presenting this material in a workshop format.  A reading will be available a week prior to the event.

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 workshop is being organized by the Nicholson Center for British Studies and the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe.



Frances Ferguson
Nicholson Faculty Lecture
Anne L. and Lawrence B. Buttenwieser Professor of English
University of Chicago

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

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



For a listing of past Nicholson Center lectures, please visit our Events Archive.