Co-Sponsored Events 2019-20

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Autumn Quarter 2019

Elizabeth Prevost
Grinnell College
Friday, October 18th
"The Detective in the Ruins: Reading Agatha Christie’s Archeological Trail"

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

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.

 

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
Classics 110
5:00pm 

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

 

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

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

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
Friday, January 31st
"Mud, Ice, and Steam: Technology, Energy, and Municipal Water in Eighteenth-Century London and philadelphia"

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

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
Friday, February 28th
"B. napus in Convertible Husbandry for Increased Land Use Efficiency"
Moderator: Fredrik Albritton Jonsson

Associate Professor, Department of History
University of Chicago
Venue:TBA
12:00 (noon)

To read and abstract and obtain a copy of the pre-circulated paper, visit the Environmental Studies Group web site.

This event is being organized by The Environmental Studies Group, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.
 

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

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

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.

The British History Seminar brings together scholars to discuss a pre-circulated work-in-progress paper. Please email scholarlyseminars@newberry.org= to RSVP and request the paper.

 

Spring Quarter - 2020

Ian Duncan
Professor and Florence Green Bixby Chair in English
University California, Berkeley
Alison Winter Lecture Series
"Darwin's Human History"
Thursday, April 16th
5:00pm
Classics 110
Reception to follow

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

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

 

Amy Coombs
University of Chicago
Friday, May, 8th
"Rapeseed and Turnips in Convertible Husbandry for Increased Land Use Efficiency"

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

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.

The British History Seminar brings together scholars to discuss a pre-circulated work-in-progress paper. Please email scholarlyseminars@newberry.org= to RSVP and request the paper.

 

Benjamin Morgan
Associate Professor, Department of English Language and Literature
University of Chicago
Friday, May 22nd
Title:TBA
Venue:TBA
Time: TBA

This event is being organized by The Environmental Studies Group, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

To read and abstract and obtain a copy of the pre-circulated paper, visit the Environmental Studies Group web site.

 

Upcoming Nicholson co-sponsored events during future academic years:

Academic year: 2020-21

North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS) 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 Co-Sponsored Events, please visit our Events Archive.