Graduate Student Workshop 2015-16


Graduate Student Workshops at the Center in Paris are a convivial and lively forum that meets bimonthly. They provide advanced graduate students, faculty, and outside scholars from various disciplines in the humanities and social sciences with the opportunity to share and discuss their current research.

Faculty Sponsor, 2015-16

  • Professor Thomas Pavel (Romance Languages and Literatures)

Student Coordinators

  • Martin Schwarz (Art History)
  • Nancy Thebaut (Art History)

For further information, or if you wish to be included on the mailing list for the pre-circulated papers, please contact Martin Schwarz ( or Nancy Thebaut (

2015-16 Workshops

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May 25, 5 pm, Yuen Room
Caitjan Gainty
Lecturer in the History of Science, Technology, & Medicine, King’s College London (PhD, Department of History, University of Chicago)
“A Farewell to ‘Legs and Letters’: Designing Medicine in The Modern Hospital, 1913-1920”

May 18, 5 pm, Yuen Room
Lily Huang
PhD candidate, Department of History
“The Order of Small Things: Languages of Epistemology in the Belle Époque”
Pre-circulated paper

May 4, 5 pm, Yuen Room
Julia Langbein
PhD, Department of Art History, University of Chicago
Junior Research Fellow, Trinity College, Oxford University
“The Emergence of Salon Caricature: Graphic Antagonism and Dueling Media in Nineteenth-Century France”
No pre-circulated paper
Dinner for workshop participants to follow

February 10, 5 pm, Yuen Room
Nancy Thebaut
PhD candidate, Art History
“Absent and Elsewhere: Reading Christ’s Grave Cloths at the Visitatio Sepulchri
Pre-circulated paper

January 27, 5 pm, Yuen Room
David Ansari
PhD candidate, Department of Comparative Human Development
Pre-circulated paper

January 14, 5 pm, Yuen Room
Kenneth Yu
PhD candidate, History of Religions
“Ancient Greek Sacrifice in Three Historical Forms: Some Methodological Proposals”
Pre-circulated paper

December 10, 5 pm
Martin Schwarz
PhD candidate, Art History
“La Rue du Fouarre: The Street of Straw and the Urban Space of Scholasticism in Medieval Paris”
Pre-circulated paper
Note: walking tour will begin at the Collège des Bernardins