Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Interdisciplinary Colloquium
The Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Interdisciplinary Colloquium (ENCIC) unites faculty members, graduate students, undergraduate students, and staff members. Our members work in diverse disciplinary areas: history, the history of medicine, philosophy, cultural studies, political science, sports studies, media studies, literature, music, the visual arts, theatre, and dance. Their research interests range across the globe, bringing the literature, history, arts, and culture of world regions as far flung as North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, South Asia, Africa, Great Britain, France, Germany, Spain, and Russia to the University of Iowa.
As our list of affiliated faculty members demonstrates, the University of Iowa offers exciting opportunities for graduate students with interests in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Thanks to the generous support of International Programs and collaboration with departments across campus, ENCIC hosts an annual lecture series which brings visiting scholars to campus. Past lectures series have focused on “European Empires,” “European Entertainments,” “Global History through the Eyes of the Artist: War and Revolution in the 18th and 19th Centuries," and “Social, Aesthetic, and International Strategies of Self-Representation.” In addition, ENCIC often features the work of our own members.
In 2004, ENCIC hosted the annual international 19th-Century Interdisciplinary Studies conference, “Serious Pleasures.” For details see coverage of the conference in International Accents.
ENCIC Advisory Board
Eric Gidal, Director
Dorothy Johnson, School of Art and Art History
Teresa Mangum, English
Kim Marra, Theatre and American Studies
Roberta Marvin, International Programs
Roland Racevskis, French and Italian