Events, 2019-20

Summer Quarter 2019

Romantic Elements
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR)
27th Annual Conference

August 8th-11th
Co-hosted by University of Chicago (Timothy Campbell) and University of Illinois at Chicago (Mark Canuel)

 

Autumn Quarter 2019

The Aesthetics of Devotion in Medieval England
A one-day symposium hosted by the Department of English at the University of Chicago that brought together three scholars—Thomas O’Donnell, Leslie Lockett, and Catherine Sanok—whose work, in varied ways, has generated new insights into the devotional cultures of medieval England.
Friday, October 25th

 

Milton in Love: Music in the Eternal City
“Fretwork”

Pre-concert lecture by Robert Kendrick (University of Chicago, Department of Music)
October 27th 
Organized by UChicago Presents


The Attractions of the Moving Image
A Celebration of Tom Gunning
Two-day symposium/film screenings in honor of Tom Gunning
October 25th-26th

Steven Pincus
Thomas E. Donnelly Professor of British History and the College
University of Chicago
Nicholson Faculty Lecture

“Thinking the British Empire Whole to 1788”
Thursday, November 7th 
This lecture was organized by the Nicholson Center for British Studies.
 

Indigenous Futurisms in VR
In 2017, as many Canadians were celebrating the nation’s 150th birthday, several Indigenous VR artists were looking 150 more years into the future. Opposing racist representational conventions that relegate Indigenous life to the past tense, these four virtual reality artworks center Indigenous peoples in the radical futures they envision.

November 14th & 15th
VR hub at the Media, Arts, Data, and Design Center
Venue: Crear Library
This exhibit was curated by Sasha Crawford-Holland (CMS) as part of the Graduate Student Curatorial Program.

 

Ruby Ray Daily
Northwestern University
"How to Kill a Governess: Violence, Pain and Pleaseure in victorian Sexual Culture (Chapter 1)"
Friday, November 22nd
The Newberry Library
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 2020

Keith Pluymers
Illinois State University
"Mud, Ice, and Steam: Technology, Energy, and Municipal Water in Eighteenth-Century London and Philadelphia"
Friday, January 31st
The Newberry Library
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.
 

Amy Coombs
PhD Candidate, Department of History
University of Chicago
"B. napus in Convertible Husbandry for Increased Land Use Efficiency"
Moderator: Fredrik Albritton Jonsson

Associate Professor, Department of History
University of Chicago

Friday, February 28th
This event was organized by The Environmental Studies Group, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.
 

Zoya Sameen
University of Chicago
"Everyday Evasions: Space and Strategy in Sex Markets in Colonial India"
Friday, February 28th
The Newberry Library
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.
 

Reception, Tradition, Canonization: Pasts & Presents in South Asia
South Asia Graduate Student Conference- XVII
March 5th & 6th
Keynote Speakers:
-Akshaya Mukul (Independent Researcher and Journalist)
“Crafting a Hindu Nation: Story of Gita Press”
-Rosalind O’Hanlon (University of Oxford)
“Stealing Sacrifice: Canon Formation and Social Transgression in Eighteenth Century Banaras”
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Professor O’Hanlon’s lecture was delivered via Skype to a standing-room-only crowd in Swift Hall.

 

Spring Quarter 2020

Ian Duncan
Edwin A. and Betty L. Bergman Distinguished Service Professor
Professor
Florence Green Bixby Chair in English
University California, Berkeley
Alison Winter Lecture Series

Thursday, April 16th
Note:
This lecture was postponed due to the COVID-19 restrictions. It is has been re-scheduled (tentatively) for the Spring 2022 quarter.

This lecture is being organized by the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

Benjamin Morgan
Associate Professor, Department of English Language and Literature
University of Chicago
Friday, May 22nd
NOTE: This event was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This event was organized by The Environmental Studies Working Group, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

Annual Meeting
November 12-15, 2020
Venue: TBA (Chicago)
For more information, visit the NACBS web site.
This event is being organized by the NACBS and its affiliate, the Midwest Conference on British Studies (MWCBS), with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

Academic year: 2021-22

Modernist Studies Association (MSA) Conference
Theme: "Migration"
November 4-7, 2021
Venue:The Drake Hotel (Chicago)
This event is being organized by the Modernist Studies Association (Hosts: Maud Ellmann, Kenneth Warren, Christine Frouta, and Jennifer Ashton), with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

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