March 2000


Hofstra University, in the United States, and the University of Buckingham, in the United Kingdom, are proud to sponsor "The Thatcher Years: The Rebirth of Liberty?" an international conference on the life and influence of Lady Thatcher, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990. Major figures from the Thatcher period, including Lady Thatcher, will participate. Web:; T: (516) 463-5669. American Airlines is the major conference sponsor and official airline of the Margaret Thatcher International Conference.

Hempstead, NY: March 27-28, 2000       
and Buckingham, England: April 3-4, 2000


The Trinity College Center for Collaborative Teaching and Research announces the continuation of the Trinity Seminars. We invite nominations, including self-nominations, of recent advanced-degree recipients in any discipline to deliver a paper or appropriate performance presentation and spend two days in discussions with colleagues and students on campus in Hartford, CT, during the academic year. We seek nominees doing especially exciting, innovative work, interested in engaging an interdisciplinary audience, and able to convey to us an informed access to recent issues in their disciplines. Travel expenses and honorarium will be provided. Submit nominees' vita, brief description of current research, and one-page abstract of proposed presentation to Drew A. Hyland, Director, TCCTR, Trinity College, Hartford, CT 06106 or E-mail Selections commence May 1st.

Hartford, CT: May 2000       


The Yale University Graduate School presents a conference on the various roles that psychology and psychological discourses have played throughout American history. "Measurement, Redemption, and Control: Situating the Psychological in American History and Culture" brings together historiographical and interdisciplinary approaches to the topic of psychological ideas in, among other things, American political culture and cultural history. In addition, the conference aims to develop a critical context for understanding the relation of the "psychological" to ideologies of race, gender, sexuality, and the family. Keynote address to be delivered by Ellen Herman, author of The Romance of American Psychology. For further conference information, visit or E-mail:

New Haven, CT: May 5-6, 2000       


The University of Chicago's Lesbian and Gay Studies Project announces a conference, "Objects of Desire: Homosexualities and the History of Collecting," to be held at Chicago's Donnelley Biological Sciences Learning Center, 924 E. 57th Street, Room 115. The clichÈ of the homosexual art collector is most famously articulated by Oscar Wilde's Dorian Gray. This pathological view of the pervert's private art collection has prevented serious analysis of the relationship between same-sex desire and the history of collecting. From the "first" connoisseur of art, Jean, Duc de Berry in the early fifteenth century, through the Roman cardinals who patronized Caravaggio, to figures like Horace Walpole, William Beckford and Gertrude Stein, collectors have long been visible in culture. But the historical links that would make relevant the homosexuality associated with these individuals to the kind of objects they appropriated for themselves have never been the subject of serious study. Contact David Churchill, T: (773) 834-4509; F: (773) 834-2000; E-mail

Chicago, IL: April 8, 2000       


The 5th Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) will be held at the International Affairs Building, Columbia University, 420 W. 118th St., New York. The convention theme this year is "Identity and the State: Nationalism and Sovereignty in a Changing World." It will feature over a hundred panels devoted to Russia, Ukraine, the Caucasus, Central Asia/Eurasia, Central Europe, the Baltics, the Balkans and the cross-national study of nationalism and national identity. A dozen recent documentaries will also be shown. The preliminary program and preregistration form can be downloaded from the ASN web site, For more information on the convention, please contact Gordon Bardos, Convention Director, at; Harriman Institute, Columbia University, 1216 IAB, 420 W. 118th St., New York, NY 10027; T: (212) 854-8487; F: (212) 666-3481.

New York, NY: April 13-15, 2000       


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