Current Schedule

All events are listed in Central Time. This quarter, they will all be in-person, but you can join us via Zoom as well. Please contact Leon Pradeau ( or Kyra Schulman ( to join our mailing list & receive papers and Zoom links!

Friday, April 15th, 3:30pm – John Hope Franklin Room (SSRB 224)

“The Archipelagos of Doubt: A Global History of French Skeptical Cultures (1620-1820)”, a talk by Stéphane Van Damme, Professor of History, École Normale Supérieure. Colin Jones, Professor of History at the Queen Mary University of London, will be his respondent.

Friday, April 29th, 3:30pm – Tea Room (SSRB 201)

“Installation theory in Anglo-Norman funerary monument: the case of Lewes Priory”, by Kirsten Lopez, PhD Candidate in French and Francophone Studies, The University of Chicago.

Friday, May 6th, 3:30pm – Tea Room (SSRB 201)

“Donner la parole: à quel prix? Restitution et dette littéraire dans les recueils de voix contemporains”, by Mathilde Zbaeren, PhD Candidate in French and Francophone Literature, University of Lausanne.