Events, 2017-18

Autumn Quarter-2017

Emily Vasiliauskas
Assistant Professor of English
University of Illinois at Chicago

"Antony and Cleopatra and the Art of Dying"

Monday, September 25

This was organized by The Renaissance Workshop, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.



Deborah Cohen
Peter B. Ritzma Professor of the Humanities and Professor of History
Northwestern University

"Love and Money in the Informal Empire: The british in Argentina"

Wednesday, September 27

This was organized by the The Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 

Our Dance is Turned into Mourning
A Symposium of Loss and Consolation in Early Modern Europe

Friday, October 6th
9:00am - 5:00pm
Rosenwald 405

Read more about this symposium:
https://lossuchicago.wordpress.com/

This symposium was organized by Michal Zechariah (Dept. of English) and Sam Caitlin (Dept. of Comparative Literature), with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 

An Alehouse session at UChicago
Performed by Barroksolistene

Friday, October 6th
7:30pm
International House (1414 E 59th St.)

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

Scott Sowerby
Northwestern University

Friday, October 27th

"The Confessional State and the Fiscal-Military State in Early modern Europe"

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

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 - 2018

Janet Browne
Aramont Professor of the History of Science
Harvard University

Alison Winter Lecture Series

‘Darwin’s Afterlives: Recollection and the Making of Biography’

Date: Friday, January 19
Time:5:00pm
Venue: Classics 110
Reception to follow

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

 

Sarah E. Fredericks
Assistant Professor of Environmental Ethics
University of Chicago

"The Ethics of Inducing and Responding to Guilt and Shame about Climate Change"

Wednesday, February 21st

This event was organized by the coordinators of the Environment, Energy, and Anthropocene Reading Group (Amy Coombs and Blair Bainbridge), with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 

Colin Rydell
University of Chicago

Friday, February 23rd

"Alcohol in the Garden of Eden: The Cider Boom in England, 1650-1763"

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.
 

South Asia and the Limits of Humanistic Inquiry
South Asia Graduate Student Conference- XV

Thursday & Friday, March 1st & 2nd
Swift Hall, First Floor Common Room
Schedule: For  detailed conference schedule, please refer to the conference web site.

Thursday, March 1st
--9:00am-Memorial tribute to Professor Steven Collins
(Chester D. Tripp Professor in the Humanities, University of Chicago)

--4:00pm-Keynote Address:
Mahesh Rangarajan (Ashoka University)
"Nature’s Futures: Society, State, and Ecology in 21st Century India"

Friday, March 2nd
--5:15pm-Keynote Address:
Lorraine Daston (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, The University of Chicago)
"Premodern, Non-Western, Practical, and/or Humanistic: Can the History of Knowledge Be Saved?"

--6:45pm Gala dinner in honor of Wendy Doniger
(Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions, University of Chicago)

This event was organized by the Committee on South Asian Studies and the organizing committee (Joya John, Eric Gurevitch, and Anna Lee White), with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.
 

Lucy Hartley
Professor of English
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

"'A Crisis of History': Poverty and Progress"

Wednesday, March 7th
Rosenwald 405
4:30pm.

This was organized by the The 18th/19th Century Atlantic Culture Workshop, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.


Spring Quarter - 2018

Eleanor Hubbard
Princeton University

Friday, April 27th

"Englishmen at Sea: Sailors, Merchants, and Empire 1580-1620 "

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.

 

Annual Meeting of the Samuel Johnson Society of the Central Region
60th Anniversary Meeting  

Friday & Saturday, April 27th & 28th

This event was organized by the Department of English Language and Literature, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.
 

Tom Gunning
Edwin A. and Betty L. Bergman Distinguished Service Professor
Department of Art History and Department of Media Studies
University of Chicago

Nicholson Faculty Lecture

"Unknown Hitchcock: British and Silent"
Thursday, May 3rd, 2018, 5:00pm

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

 

Rae Greiner
Associate Professor of English
Inidiana University

Wednesday, May 16th
Rosenwald 405
4:30pm

This was organized by the The 18th/19th Century Atlantic Culture Workshop, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 

Carole Rawcliffe
Emeritus Professor, University of East Anglia

This event was organized by the Medieval Studies Workshop, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.