Karla Scherer Center Tenth Anniversary Symposium

On Friday, October 5, 2018, The Karla Scherer Center is celebrating its tenth year of fostering multidisciplinary scholarship in American Studies on the University of Chicago Campus.

Beginning at 1:30pm at The Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society (5701 S. Woodlawn Ave.), this afternoon-long event will serve as both a retrospective of the Center’s first ten years and as an opportunity to look forward to the future of American Studies.

The Symposium will feature a panel discussion between distinguished alumni of the Center’s graduate seminar course (Multidisciplinary Study of American Culture) and Professor Danielle Allen, Director of the Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University and former UChicago Dean of Humanities.

The Symposium will be capped off by a Keynote Lecture from Harvard’s Jane Kamensky, who will present her new research into the personal archives of “pleasure activist” Candida Royalle.