Programs and Events

The Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture sponsors interdisciplinary conferences, lectures, workshops, and other events both on and off-campus. We coordinate with various existing graduate student workshops and, as of 2020, host our own workshops on American culture.  Students interested in collaborating with the Scherer Center to workshop their in-progress work should contact Tara Rutledge. We welcome faculty collaborations for those with in-progress work or new publications as well.

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.