Newberry Seminar in British History

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Seminar sessions are held on Fridays from 3 pm to 5 pm at the Newberry, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois.

The Newberry Seminar in British History brings scholars and students from Chicagoland institutions together to discuss their ongoing research in a workshop format. It is open to graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty at any stage of their careers. Seminar sessions are held on Fridays from 3 PM - 5 PM at the Newberry, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois. Please consult the bulletin board in the lobby on the day of the seminar for the room location.

The seminar is co-sponsored by the history departments at Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Nicholson Center for British Studies at the University of Chicago, and the Irish Studies program at DePaul University.

Deborah Cohen, Northwestern University; Fredrik Jonsson, University of Chicago; and Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska, University of Illinois at Chicago are the coordinators for the 2014-2015 seminar.

Each year, the seminar accepts proposals for papers from March until May 1. To propose a paper, please review our proposal instructions and submit all materials via webform.

To attend, please read our Registration Information. Sign up to receive email updates about this seminar. View our flyer for the complete schedule in PDF form.

Upcoming Events

Friday, May 1, 2015
Seminar in British History
Peter Stansky, Stanford University

Peter Stansky, Stanford University
“The Case of Edward Upward: Communism and Literature in Britain”

Friday, May 15, 2015
Seminar in British History
Joyce E. Chaplin, Harvard University

“T. R. Malthus in New Worlds: Circulation of the ‘Essay on the Principle of Population’ in the Americas and the Pacific, 1803-1834”
Joyce E. Chaplin, Harvard University