Co-Sponsored Events 2021-22

Autumn Quarter 2021

Katherine Schaap Williams
Assistant Professor of English
University of Toronto

"'As able Actors': Disability and the Early Modern Performance"

Renaissance Workshop
Monday, November 8th  (2021)
Rosenwald 405
5:00-6:30PM

This workshop was being organized by the Renaissance Workshop [coordinators Ryan Campagna (rcampagna@uchicago.edu) and  and Sarah-Gray Lesley (sglesley@uchicago.edu)], with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.


Modernist Studies Association (MSA) Conference
Theme: "Migration"
POSTPONED
Venue: TBA

The Modernist Studies Association Board announced (9/19/21):
"That we will need to postpone the 2021 MSA conference, scheduled for this November [2021] in Chicago, and shift it instead to 2024 in the same city."

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.

 


Exodus and Exile
Migrants, Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and the Problem of Slavery in the Pacific and Atlantic Worlds, 1750-1850

Chicago: December 9-10, 2021 (Thursday-Friday)

This symposium was in person (in Chicago and Hong Kong), and online. 

Because of our dual site, timings are unconventional:  please do check the schedule. Conference Schedule

This was the second in a series of symposia on migration and the long eighteenth century.  The first was held in the Clark Library in 2019.

Funded by the Global Faculty Awards (Provost's Office, University of Chicago), The Franke Institute for the Humanities (UChicago),
The Nicholson Center for British Studies (UChicago), the Faculty of Arts (HKU), and the School of English (HKU) 


 

Spring Quarter - 2022

Fredrik Albritton Jonsson
Associate Professor of British History
Department of History & Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science
University of Chicago

Nicholson Faculty Lecture
"Fossil Futures: rethinking British history in the Anthropocene"

Introduction by Dipesh Chakrabarty

Tuesday, March 29th (2022)
Virtual lecture (via Zoom)
5:00pm

UPDATE (2/15/22): This lecture will take place via Zoom.
Details concerning registration (and a link) for this lecture will be available closer to the event.

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

 


Ian Duncan
Professor and Florence Green Bixby Chair in English
University of California, Berkeley

Alison Winter Lecture Series
"Darwin's Human History"

Tuesday, April 5th (2022)
Classics 110
5:00PM

The Nicholson Center is currently planning this lecture as an in-person/hybrid event). Details/procedures concerning registration for these events will be available closer to the events.

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


Rajeswari Sunder Rajan
Sarah H. Schaffner Visiting Professor (Spring 2022)
University of Chicago

Schaffner Visiting Professor Lectures

Tuesday, April 19th (2022)
"'Whiteness Envy': Postcolonial Rivalry, Nation and Gender"

Franke Institute for the Humanities
Joseph Regenstein Library (Rm. 118)

5:00pm

Tuesday, April 26th (2022)
"Inheriting the Nation: Fathers, Sons (and Daughters), and the Anxiety of Influence"

Franke Institute for the Humanities
Joseph Regenstein Library (Rm. 118)

5:00pm

NOTE:  These lectures are being planned as in-person/ hybrid events. Details/procedures concerning registration for these events will be available closer to the events.

These lectures were co-sponsored/organized by the Nicholson Center for British Studies and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, with support from the Sarah H. Schaffner Visiting Professorship fund (Provost's Office).

 

Sukanya Banerjee
Associate Professor of English
University of California, Berkeley

Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Cultures Workshop

Title: TBA

NOTE: This workshop (originally scheduled for May13th, 2022) has been postponed until the 2022-23 academic year.
 

This workshop was being organized by the Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Cultures Workshop, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 

Autumn Quarter 2022

 

North American Conference on British Studies (2022)
Annual Meeting
Chicago, Illinois

November, 10-13 (2022)

For latest details about the annual meeting, see the conference web site.

This conference is being organized by the NACBS with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 


 

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