Wendy Belcher, Princeton University | Newberry

Wendy Belcher, Princeton University

Saturday, November 3, 2018

1 to 3pm

Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Eighteenth-Century Seminar

Are We Global Yet? Africa and the Future of Representation in Eighteenth-Century Studies

Fifteen years ago, Felicity Nussbaum published the ground-breaking The Global Eighteenth Century, in which scholars ventured beyond the traditional European borders of eighteenth-century studies to detail European encounters with and reception of African, Asian, American, and Pacific cultures. Has eighteenth-century studies realized the promise of that volume? And what are the implications of the burgeoning study of medieval and early modern Africa for our ways of thinking the eighteenth century?

Learn more about the speaker: Wendy Belcher, Princeton University.

Organized by Timothy Campbell, University of Chicago; Lisa A. Freeman, University of Illinois at Chicago; Richard Squibbs, DePaul University; and Helen Thompson, Northwestern University.

Faculty and graduate students of Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions may be eligible to apply for travel funds to attend CRS programs or to do research at the Newberry. Each member university sets its own policies and deadlines; contact your Representative Council member in advance for details.

Cost and Registration Information 

This lecture is free and open to all, but space is limited and registration in advance is required. To RSVP please email scholarlyseminars@newberry.org.