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.
Tuesday, May 14 –– As the capstone event of DocFilms’ currently running series Tricky Dick’s Flix: What to Watch Before an Impeachment, the Karla Scherer Center presents… Read more “Scherer Center Joins Doc.Films and UC Press to Present Mark Feeney, Double Indemnity”
On Friday, May 3, The Scherer Center teamed with UChicago’s Master of Arts Program in the Humanities (MAPH) to present an informational panel for MA and upper-level… Read more “Pursuing an American Studies PhD Informational Panel • Friday, May 3”
Monday, April 15 – The Scherer Center teamed up with UChicago’s new Media Arts, Data, and Design (MADD) Center to welcome Professor Colin Milburn (Director of the… Read more “Colin Milburn • April 15 • HOW TO DO THINGS WITH SCIENCE FICTION • Hosted with the MADD Center”