A multidisciplinary hub for the study of American Culture at the University of Chicago.
At the University of Chicago, faculty and students pursue advanced projects on American culture from within the departments of Anthropology, Art History, Cinema and Media Studies, Economics, English, History, Linguistics, Music, Romance Languages, Philosophy, Psychology, Political Science, Public Policy, Social Thought, Sociology, Visual Arts, as well as in the Divinity School and the Law School.
The Scherer Center helps coordinate the University’s rich and diverse scholarly interest in the study of American culture by sponsoring courses, seminars, and lunch-time discussions of new work; by bringing distinguished visitors to campus for lectures, symposia, and conferences; and by developing forums for meaningful interactions among scholars of different disciplines and the public.
The Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture is pleased to sponsor a wide range of interdisciplinary conferences, lectures, workshops, and other events both on and off-campus.
In anticipation of the 10th anniversary of The Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture, which we will celebrate in 2018, we are redesigning our… Read more “Anticipating Our 10th Anniversary”
The Origins of the Scherer Center: How a Master’s Thesis Created the University’s First Center Devoted to the United States Karla Scherer’s mind-expanding epiphany occurred at some… Read more “The Origins of the Scherer Center”
The idea for the Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture was very much shaped by Scherer’s vision, and her own first-hand experience as a… Read more “Background: Karla Scherer”