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  Congratulations to our alumni/ae and current students on their varied successes. Jacob Hagstrom (former Fellowship holder; Phd History, expected 2020) has accepted a tenure-track position at The Citadel; Alex Tipei (PhD, History, 2016) has accepted a tenure-track position at the Université de Montréal; Rachel Seiler-Smith (PhD, English; 2015) was awarded the 2020 Gwin J. and Ruth Kolb Research Travel Fellowship by ASECS.
  The Center has postponed its "Ecologies and Networks" Workshop from May 2020 to May 2021. More information available here.
  The Center has awarded fellowships for 2020-2021 to Chelsey M. Ford (English), William B. Morgan (History), and Bianca Perez-Cancino (English).
  Our 2020 Pecha Kucha Night was a joint affair with Renaissance and Victorian Studies, and with generous support from the Departments of History, English, and French and Italian. (photos here)
  Long-time Center faculty members, Sarah Knott and Fritz Breithaupt discussed their new books and writing for multiple publics with a standing-room only crowd at CAHI (photos here).
  Our alumnus and former Fellowship holder Jordan Taylor has published "The Founding Fathers knew foreign interference in elections was dangerous" in the Washington Post's "Made by History" series. Nancy Pelosi tweeted it!
  The Center has awarded the Kenshur Prize for best book published in 2018 to William Deringer (Science and Technology Studies, MIT) for his Calculated Values: Finance, Politics, and the Quantitative Age (Harvard University Press). A few photos are available here.
  Our 18th annual Workshop, "Falsehood, Forgeries, and Fraud: The Fake Eighteenth Century" was a GREAT SUCESS. It was the GREATEST success. People are saying it had the BEST papers. And there is no photographic evidence because we are very carefully curating our internet presence!!!
  Congratulations to Rebecca Spang, Simon DeDeo, Alexander Barron, and Jenny Huang on their Cozzarelli Prize for one of the six best papers (out of roughly 3000) published in PNAS in 2018. Simon and Rebecca presented a preview of this research at the "Number, Measure, Scale" Workshop in 2017. The paper is available online here.
  Congratulations to Professor Jonathan Elmer (English), a stalwart of the Center since before its official founding, on his receipt of an ACLS Fellowship for the coming academic year. We are pleased to note that Professor Ron Schechter (History, College of William and Mary), who participated in the workshop on "Exemplarity," has been named a Guggenheim Fellow for 2019-2020.
  The Center is pleased to award fellowships for 2019-2020 to Conor Howard (History), Trevor McMichael (English), and Christie Debelius (English). Congratulations!
  Congratulations to our friend and collaborator Hall Bjørnstad who has been awarded a very competitive NEH grant for his work on Louis XIV and the crisis of royal absolutism.
  The Center has awarded the Kenshur Prize for books published in 2017 to Amanda Jo Goldstein (English and Comp Lit, University of California-Berkeley) for her Sweet Science: Romantic Materialism and the New Logics of Life (Chicago).
  Provost's Professor Fritz Breithaupt (Germanic Studies) will serve as Acting Director of the Center for 2018-2019 while Professor Rebecca Spang (History) is on sabbatical at the Yale School of Management.
  Our seventeenth annual Workshop ("Privilege and Protocol") was the first to feature a pre-Workshop event: a hands-on consideration of wigs as part of the material culture of privilege in the eighteenth century. It was also the second to include a dramatic reading. Thanks to Mary Borgo and Rachel Seiler-Smith for organizing the first and to Rachel Seiler-Smith for scripting, directing, and producing the latter. Proceedings volume to follow in due course; in the mean time, please enjoy these photos.
  The Center is pleased to award fellowships for 2018-2019 to Amy Ransford (History) and Madeline Parker (English). Congratulations!
  Now in its fourth year, Pecha Kucha Night has become an established part of the Center's calendar. Photos from the February 2018 event here.
  The multi-media celebration of this year's Kenshur Prize book--Deirdre Loughridge's Haydn's Sunrise, Beethoven's Shadow (U Chicago Press, 2016)--was a great success. Special thank you to Professor Elisabeth Wright for the loan of her fortepiano and to our musicians Hsuan Chang and Marcus Simmons (Jacobs School of Music). photos here
  Director Rebecca Spang participated in the conference on "Genres of Response" at UCLA organized by Professor Anahid Nersessian (English) with the sponsorship of UCLA's Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. We hope this will be the first in a series of collaborations with colleagues there!
  Graduate student Chelsey Moler Ford (English) presented "Narrative Resistance: The Fancy and the Imagination During the French Wars (1793-1815)" at the Midwest Modern Language Association meeting in Cincinnati.
  Highlights of our sixteenth annual Workshop ("Numbers, Measure, Scale") included Rachel Feder's spontaneously composed, blank-verse poem "Digital Human" and a dramatic reading of Fielding's The Tragedy of Tragedies; or Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great (1730). Special thanks to Rachel Seiler-Smith for acting as our resident dramaturge.
  Congratulations to our alumni! Joseph Stubenrauch (History PhD, 2011) has published The Evangelical Age of Ingenuity in Industrial Britain (Oxford, 2016) and been promoted to Associate Professor at Baylor University. Brendan Gillis (History PhD, 2015) has been appointed to a tenure-track position at Lamar University.
  The Center has awarded its Fellowships for 2017-2018 to Jake Hagstrom (History) and Arne Willee (Germanic Studies).
  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 point 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 Philosophy” 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).
  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
  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.
  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'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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