April 3, 2014; 5:30-7:00 in Ballantine 004
Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies monthly meeting:
Professor Paul Cheney (History, University of Chicago),
"The Marriage of Need and Greed: Elites in Eighteenth-Century Saint-Domingue" lecture, reception to follow
abstract: Historians have often turned to the family in order to understand transoceanic social and economic networks, including those that tied metropolitan France together with the Antilles in the eighteenth century. But what was the family? Alongside compassion and solidarity, competing tendencies toward mistrust, exploitation and calculation within the family help us account for the society that white immigrants to Saint-Domingue built. This talk is drawn from a larger book project entitled "Cul de Sac: Plantation Society in Eighteenth-Century Saint-Domingue," a micro-level study of one plantation from 1774 through the Haitian Revolution.
March 6, 2014; 8:00 for 8:30 (Rob Schneider's house; 1130 East First Street)
Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies monthly meeting; discussion of a pre-circulated paper by Professor Kon Dierks (History), "The Known World According to the Post-revolutionary United States."
March 4, 2014;
5:30 (242 Simon Music Building; 200 S. Jordan Ave)
Professor Georgia Cowart will give a lecture entitled "Performing a New France: Watteau, the Musical Stage, and the Burial of Louis XIV" sponsored by the Department of French & Italian with the support of the Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies, the Renaissance Studies Program, and the Departments of Art History, Musicology, and Theatre/Drama/Contemporary Dance
January 30, 2014; 8:00 for 8:30 (Rob Schneider's house; 1130 East First Street)
Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies monthly meeting; discussion of a pre-circulated paper by Professor Richard Nash (English), "Aristocrats Gone Wild; a Revisionist Account of the Origins of the Sport of Kings"
December 12, 8:00 for 8:30 (Rebecca Spang's house; 915 S. Ballantine Rd)
Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies monthly meeting; discussion of a pre-circulated paper by Professor Jonathan Schlesinger (History), "The Qing Invention of Nature"
November 14, 7:30 for 8:00 p.m. (home of Monique Morgan and Jesse Molesworth, 1727 E. Hunter Ave.)
Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies in collaboration with Victorian Studies hosts a discussion forum for graduate students: "Genre: A Useful Category of Analysis" with brief presentations by
Johannes Türk (Germanic Studies), Nikki Skillman (English), and Carrie Sickmann (Victorian Studies).
noon-1:15 (Cavanaugh Hall 438; IUPUI; Indianapolis)
IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute lecture by Mathias Persson (University of Uppsala, Sweden)
"From Enlightenment to Enlightenments: On the Revision of a Monolithic Concept"
October 10, 8:00 for 8:30 p.m. (Rebecca Spang's house; 915 S. Ballantine Rd)
Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies monthly meeting; discussion of a pre-circulated paper by Professor Mary Favret (English), "The General Fast and Humiliation"
September 26 (9:00-5:30) and September 27 (9:30-5:30), Maple Room (IMU)
"Assembling the Global: Universal History, Past and Present"-an exploratory international workshop, with participants from the United States, France, and Norway; for further details, contact Hall Bjornstad
September 19, 5:00-7:00 p.m. (Federal Room, IMU)
Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies hosts the Kenshur Prize Symposium celebrating Srinivas Aravamudan's Enlightened Orientalism: Resisting the Rise of the Novel (University of Chicago Press, 2012); more information
Other events of potential interest to dix-huitièmistes may be found on the College Arts and Humanities Institute's calendar; remember to consult the Indiana University (Bloomington) events listing, as well.