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  We all had fun at our third annual Pecha Kucha Night (the first to feature a presentation by a faculty member). Some photos here.
  Our discussions with Franco Moretti were the undoubted high piont of January 2017. Some photos are available here.
  The Center's members congratulate their colleague and long-time collaborator Michel Chaouli on the publication of his Thinking with Kant's Critique of Judgement. We enjoyed discussing the Introduction and belated Afterword at our December 2016 meeting.
  The Center's members have chosen "Numbers, Measure, Scale" as the topic for our sixteenth annual Workshop (May 10-12, 2017).
  The Center has awarded the ninth annual Kenshur Prize to Sean Silver for his The Mind is a Collection(University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015). Papers will appear in The Workshop. Until then, some photos (including ones taken by the author's camera obscura!) are on our Facebook page.
  Tracey Hutchings-Goetz (English) has won the ASECS Graduate Student Paper Prize for "Feeling the Feline: Or, Catching the Cat in Eighteenth-Century Sensualist Philosophyā€¯ which she presented at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies meeting in Pittsburgh last spring. Congratulations!
  The Workshop n. 4 (June 2016) has been published. Our longest issue yet, it includes papers, summaries, and abstracts by Colin Jager, Erica Charters, Laura Stevens, Christy Pichichero and many others (including our own Brendan Gillis, Rachel Seiler-Smith, and Sarah Knott), as well as transcriptions of our discussions about "Care" and the wonderful commentary of Michael Meranze.
  Timothy Campbell (English PhD, 2008) has published Historical Style: Fashion and the New Mode of History, 1740-1830 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016). Tim is currently Assistant Professor of English at the University of Chicago.
  The Center has awarded fellowships for 2016-2017 to Tracey Hutchings-Goetz (English) and Bobby Wells (History).
  Brendan Gillis (History PhD, 2015) will spend the 2016-2017 academic year as the Hench Post-Dissertation Fellow at the American Antiquarian Society (Worcester, Massachusetts).
  Chris Ferguson (History PhD, 2008) has been tenured and promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of History, Auburn University (Alabama). His book, An Artisan Intellectual: James Carter and Rise of Modern Brirain, 1792-1853 will be published later this year.
  The Center's members join with the broader Eighteenth-Century Studies community in mourning the untimely death of Professor Srinivas Aravamudan (Professor of English, Duke University) recipient of the 2013 Kenshur Prize.
  ASECS 2016 was a great success for members of the Center. Tracey Hutchings-Goetz (PhD candidate, English) was awarded the Aubrey Williams Travel Grant and Rebecca Spang (Professor of History and Director of the Center) won the Gottschalk Prize (Best Book in Eighteenth-Century Studies) for her Stuff and Money in the Time of the French Revolution (Harvard, 2015). Spang's The Invention of the Restaurant: Paris and Modern Gastronomic Culture (Harvard, 2000) was also a Gottschalk Prize winner.
  Pecha Kucha Night was again very popular! Photos and details here.
  The Center's participants have chosen "Eighteenth-Century Futures" as the theme for the fifteenth annual Workshop. Details in the Call for Papers.
  The Center has awarded the eighth annual Kenshur Prize to Michael Kwass's Contraband (Harvard, 2014). photos on our Facebook page
  Tracey Hutchings-Goetz (English, graduate student) presented ""Utopia, Experimented: Inchbald's Nature and Art and the Right to Divestment" at the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism meeting in Winnipeg (August 2015).
  Rachel Seiler-Smith (English, past fellowship holder) presented "Right Over Life: On Women and Sovereignty in Scott's The Heart of Midlothian" at the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism meeting in Winnipeg (August 2015).
  Bobby Wells (History, graduate student) has published "'Those that Have Most Money Must Have Least Learning': Undergraduate Education at the University of Oxford in the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries," in Sciences in the Universities of Europe, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Academic Landscapes (Dordrecht: Springer, 2015).
  The Workshop n. 3 (June 2015) has been published. It includes comments on Srinivas Aravamudan's Kenshur-Prize winning Enlightenment Orientalism as well as papers, comments, abstracts, and transcribed conversations from our workshop on "Eighteenth-Century Hospitalities."
  The Center held its fourteenth annual Workshop, "The Eighteenth Century: Who Cares?" in May 2015. A proceedings volume will be published next year. In the meantime, the program and some photos are available.
  The Center's members celebrated our first two directors with "A Gala Good-Bye" (program and some photos).
  John Han (English, graduate student) has published "A Lumber-Room of Her Own: Attics in Pamela and Jane Eyre," Style 48.4.
  Lots of us are going to be at ASECS 2015. So many, in fact, that almost every session has a paper by one of the Center's members or graduates. Thursday morning, there are papers by Stephanie Koscak and John Han (both past fellowship holders), as well as Richard Nash; Thursday afternoon, Jesse Molesworth is speaking; Friday morning, there are papers by Tracey Hutchings-Goetz and Rebecca Spang; and on Saturday, it's Annika Mann (another former fellowship holder), Rachel Seiler-Smith (current fellow), and Rebecca Spang. We started to list all past participants in the Center's Workshops who would be at the conference, but there were just too many of them! On a sadder note, the meeting starts on Wednesday with a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon in honor of Adrianne Wadewitz (1977-2014; about).
  The Center's members celebrated the publication of Rebecca Spang's Stuff and Money in the Time of the French Revolution (Harvard University Press, 2015) with a delightful surprise party chez Fritz Breithaupt. Thank you, Fritz!!
  Pecha Kucha Night 2014 (20x20 on the 20th at 20:00) was a great success. Details here.
  Christine Lehleiter (PhD Germanic Studies, 2007; Assistant Professor, University of Toronto) has published Romanticism, Origins, and the History of Heredity (Bucknell University Press, 2014)—she presented some of this material at the Center's first workshop.
  The Center's members have chosen "The Eighteenth Century: Who Cares?" as the theme for the next Workshop (May 13-15, 2015). The full call for papers is available here.
  The Center awarded the seventh annual Kenshur Prize for the best book in eighteenth-century studies to Hanneke Grootenboer (Art History, Oxford) for her Treasuring the Gaze: Intimate Vision in Eighteenth-Century Eye Miniatures (University of Chicago Press) in September 2014. Papers presented at the celebratory symposium will be published next year in The Workshop. Until then, a few comments and photos are available here.
  The Center's Facebook page has been revitalized. Please "like" it and "follow" our activities!
  The Workshop 2 (June 2014) has been published. It includes papers presented at the symposium on James Johnson's Kenshur-Prize winning book, Venice Incognito: Masks in the Serene Republic, as well as paper summaries and discussion transcripts from the Center's twelfth annual Workshop, "For Instance... Eighteenth-Century Exemplarity."

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'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.
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