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The Center held its thirteenth annual Workshop, "Eighteenth-Century Hospitalities," on 14-16 May 2014. The program and short abstracts are available on this website. Fuller versions and transcriptions of many of the discussions will be published in The Workshop (3).

  The Center has awarded fellowships for 2014-2015 to Erin Myers (French and Italian), Rachel Seiler (English), and Jacob Hagstrom (History). Congratulations!
 
The Center's members have been shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden death of Adrianne Wadewitz (English PhD., 2011). Tributes to her have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, the Occidental [College] Weekly, and on this website.

  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.

    
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