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.
Novelist Garth Greenwell read from a new body of work to a standing-room-only crowd at the Logan Center for the Arts on October 26, 2017. This event… Read more “Fiction & Forms: Garth Greenwell”
On Friday, October 20th, the Scherer Center sponsored a field trip to visit the newly opened American Writers Museuem on Michigan Avenue, as part of our #CasualFridays… Read more “Field Trip to the American Writers Museum”
From the Chicago Maroon on October 23, 2017: by Jonathan Mandel Chicago’s newest museum is currently showcasing one of the U.S.’s most enduring texts: the 120-foot original scroll of… Read more “In the News: “On the Road” Makes a Pit Stop at the American Writers Museum”