Nicholson Center for British Studies

The University of Chicago is a center of remarkable strength in British Studies broadly conceived.

Historically oriented work on Medieval, Early Modern and Modern Britain is now being conducted in the departments of History, English, Sociology, Political Science, and Philosophy, as well as in the Law and Divinity Schools. This work is being carried on by faculty, graduate students and undergraduates. In 2003, the Robert Nicholson Center for British Studies was formed in order to bring together the university’s strength in things British. To further this mission of interdisciplinary study, the center: funds short- and long-term graduate research in the UK, awards grants for undergraduate research in the UK, sponsors six Nicholson Lectures in British Studies per year, hosts graduate-run conferences and other projects on topics of broad interest, and co-sponsors a variety of campus events involving British Studies.