Programs and Events

Alongside our interdisciplinary seminar, the Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture sponsors interdisciplinary conferences, lectures, workshops, and other events both on and off-campus. We also coordinate with various existing graduate student workshops on campus.  Students interested in collaborating with the Scherer Center should contact Tara Rutledge.

A Note on Spring 2020: While our University takes the necessary precautions due to the current pandemic, the Scherer Center will halt all activity for the Spring 2020 quarter. We wish you all security and health. We are still able to provide support to American Studies and to our Center’s collaborators during this time. Should you have any concerns or questions about future programming or collaborations please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Citywide Partnerships

The Scherer Center is a proud co-sponsor of the Newberry Library’s Seminar in American Art and Visual CultureSeminar in Early American History and CultureSeminar in Labor History, the Urban History Dissertation Group, and the Seminar on Women and Gender. For a complete archive of past speakers, visit the individual seminar pages.