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  Tracey Hutchings-Goetz (English graduate student) presented “The World in Your Pocket: Narration, Subjectivity, and the Eighteenth-Century Pocket Globe" at the "Economies of Scale" conference organized by the University of Michigan’s Eighteenth-Century Studies Group and Nineteenth-Century Forum.
  Brendan Gillis (History graduate student and fellowship holder, 2012-2013) presented "Indians in the Workhouse: Legal Crisis and Improvisation at the Pennsylvania Frontier, 1756-1765" at the Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies.
  Celestina Savonius-Wroth (History graduate student and Librarian) presented “Hume and the ‘Mystic Doctor’ on the psychology of religious worship,” at a conference on Religion in the Scottish Enlightenment at the Princeton Theological Seminary.
  Rebecca Spang (History faculty and Director of the Center) delivered the 24th annual Richard W. and Dorothy J. Burkhardt Lecture at Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana). Her talk, "History, Money, and the French Revolution" was the Keynote Address at the 17th Annual Student History Conference.
  Michel Chaouli (Germanic Studies faculty) has been named a CAHI (College Arts and Humanities Institute) Research Fellow for 2014-2015 for his "Thinking with Kant's Critique of Judgement."
  Sarah Knott (History faculty) contributed to the Conversation and Disputation on "Fertility and Maternity, Then and Now" (Feb. 2014) at the Institute for Historical Research, London. She also recently discussed her new work on motherhood with Mike Zuckerman's "salon" in Philadelphia.
  Tracey Hutchings-Goetz (English graduate student) delivered the paper, "Maidenly Amusements and Invaded Retirements: Romantic Friendship in Samuel Richardson's Clarissa," at the 2013 East-Central ASECS meeting in Philadelphia.
  Oz Kenshur (Comp Lit faculty) delivered the Mary Louise White lecture at SUNY-Fredonia (Oct. 2013). His talk was entitled "Saving Homer: How the Ancients Became more Modern than the Moderns."
  The Center awarded the sixth annual Kenshur Prize for the best book in eighteenth-century studies to Srinivas Aravamudan (English, Duke University) for his Enlightenment Orientalism: Resisting the Rise of the Novel (Chicago, 2012) in September 2013. Papers presented at the celebratory symposium will be published next year in The Workshop. Until then, here are some photos from the event.


Stephanie Koscak (History, and fellowship holder, 2012-2013) has been named a Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of the Material Text (2013-2015) at UCLA's Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.

  Rebecca Spang (History) has been named Director of the Center.

The Center held its twelfth annual Workshop, "For instance...eighteenth-century exemplarity, its practices and limits," on 8-10 May 2013. Paper abstracts and transcriptions of many of the discussions will be published in the next number of The Workshop.


The Center has awarded fellowships for 2013-2014 to Christopher Chiasson (Germanic Studies), Lauren Miller (History), and Stephan Crown-Weber (Comparative Literature). Congratulations!


Dror Wahrman, the Center's first Director, has published Mr. Collier's Letter Racks: A Tale of Art and Illusion at the Threshold of the Modern Information Age (Oxford, 2012). A review appeared in The Guardian (London) in December.


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