Newberry Seminar in British History

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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 - 5 pm at the Newberry, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago. 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 department at Northwestern University, the Nicholson Center for British Studies at the University of Chicago, and the Irish Studies program at DePaul University.

Deborah Cohen, Northwestern University, and Fredrik Jonsson, University of Chicago, are the coordinators for the 2015-2016 seminar.

Each year, the seminar accepts proposals for papers from March until May 1. Proposal instructions for 2016-2017 will be posted on March 1, 2016.

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, December 11, 2015
Seminar in British History
“A Prince, Print, and Privacy: the Public Discussion of the Health of George III” Steve Catania, Loyola University Chicago
Friday, February 5, 2016
Seminar in British History
“The Ethical Subject in the 1890s” Anna Clark, University of Minnesota
Friday, March 11, 2016
Seminar in British History
“Leaving a Legacy: A Georgian Case Study about Marital Status, Childlessness, and Genealogy” Amy Harris, Brigham Young University
Friday, May 13, 2016
Seminar in British History
“The Reason Why: The Crimean War and its Victorian Legacies” Lara Kriegel, University of Indiana
Friday, May 27, 2016
Seminar in British History
“Celebrity Politics in Post-Revolutionary Britian” Brian Cowan, McGill University