February 11, 2016 (Thursday); 8:00 for 8:30 at CAHI (1211 East Atwater). Second Annual Pecha Kucha Night with presentations by Chris Chiasson (German), Tracey Hutchings-Goetz (English), Bobby Wells (History), Krista Rodkey (Philosophy), and Rebecca Spang (History). All welcome!
January 21, 2016 (Thursday); 8:00 for 8:30 at the house of Rebecca Spang (915 S. Ballantine Rd). Please join us for a discussion with Jacob Lee (History) about his chapter "A New World?" about the interaction of Native peoples, Anglo-American traders, and British imperialists in the Illinois Country after the Seven Years' War.
November 20 (Friday), 2015; 8:00 for 8:30 at the house of Rebecca Spang (915 S. Ballantine Rd). Please join us for a discussion of Clarissa with Professors Jonathan Kramnick (Yale) and Sandra Macpherson (Ohio State). The relevant chapters of Actions and Objects and Harm's Way are now available on our Oncourse site.
October 8 (Thursday), 2015; 8:00 for 8:30 at the house of Rebecca Spang (915 S. Ballantine Rd). Please join us for a retrospective discussion of the Center's past Workshops as we plan for our fifteenth on the theme of "Eighteenth-Century Futures" (May 11-13, 2016.
April 21 (Tuesday), 2015: 8:00 for 8:30 at the house of Rob Schneider (1130 East First Street). Please join us for a discussion of Jesse Molesworth's paper, "1752: Time and the Calendar." The paper is posted on the Center's Oncourse site; if you do not have access and would like a copy, please e-mail Rebecca Spang (email@example.com)
February 19 (Thursday), 2015; 8:00 for 8:30 at the house of Rebecca Spang (915 S. Ballantine Rd). Please join us for a discussion about "Science and the Humanities in the 21st Century" with Simon DeDeo (SoIC and Cognitive Science). We will discuss a paper he co-authored with historian Tim Hitchcock and computer scientist Sara Klingenstein, "The Civilizing Process in London's Old Bailey," PNAS July 1, 2014, 9419-9424, along with Tim HItchcock's "Big Data, Small Data, and Meaning" (here) and Simon's "Information Theory for Intelligent People" (here).
November 20 (Thursday), 2014; 8:00 for 8:30 at CAHI. First annual Pecha Kucha Night, with six short presentations (photos):
Kate Blake, “Memory, Writing, and Objects in Shakespeare and Wordsworth"
Anita Lukic, “Turning Points: Agency and Character Change in 18th-Cy German Novels"
Chris Martiniano, “William Blake’s Bounding Line…"
Erin Myers, “The Mark of Lamarck"
Celestina Savonius-Wroth, “Ceremonies of the People…"
Alex Tipei, “Greece, Romania, and the Making of French Universalism”
October 30 (Thursday), 2014; 8:00 for 8:30 at the home of Rob Schneider, 1130 East First Street. Please join us for a discussion of Michelle Facos's paper, "Transformation of Tradition: the Copenhagen Art Academy c. 1800." The paper is posted on the Center's Oncourse site; if you do not have access and would like a copy, please e-mail Rebecca Spang (firstname.lastname@example.org)
October 10 (Friday), 2014; 9:30-5:30, Lilly Library; One-day conference with pre-circulated papers, "Globalization of the United States, 1789-1861," conference with pre-circulated papers by Emily Conroy-Krutz (Michigan State), Brian DeLay (Berkeley), Caitlin Fitz (Northwestern), and five other visitors details; registration is free but required.
October 9 (Thursday), 2014; 5:30-6:30 with reception to follow, Lilly Library. Konstantin Dierks, "A Connecting World? Globalization and the United States, 1789-1861," details.
September 26 (Friday), 2014:
The Kenshur Prize for books published in 2013 will be awarded to Dr. Hanneke Grootenboer (Art History, Oxford) for her Treasuring the Gaze: Intimate Vision in Eighteenth-Century British Eye Miniatures published by the University of Chicago Press. Symposium with a presentation by the author and comments by Jesse Molesworth (English), Kon Dierks (History), and Erika Naginski (Harvard Graduate School of Design). Reception to follow.
August 28, 2014; 8:00 for 8:30 (Rebecca Spang's house, 915. S. Ballantine Rd). Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies organizational meeting to discuss topics for the 2015 Workshop and other initiatives.
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.