Workshops & Conferences

Graduate Research Workshops in the Humanities and Social Sciences

The aim of the Graduate Research workshops is to bring together faculty and graduate students from the University of Chicago and the wider Chicago area to create scholarly dialogue, to encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration, and to foster exchange of ideas. The emphasis of these workshops is the presentation of graduate student dissertation work in progress. Each workshop reflects the research interests of a particular group of faculty members and graduate students.

Annual Conferences

Chicago Tamil Forum

The Chicago Tamil Forum (CFT) is a workshop for scholars working on modern Tamil Nadu to share their on-going, unpublished work. Begun in May 2014, the three-day workshop meets annually at the University of Chicago. The CTF also features working papers (available on-line) that have been discussed in the workshops. For more information, go to

Michicagoan Annual Graduate Student Conference in Linguistic Anthropology

The annual “Michicago” conference provides an occasion for students and faculty of the two academic communities to discuss contemporary issues in the sociocultural study of language and related semiotic forms.

​Past Departmental Conferences

The Sao Paulo Symposium, May 2013

Trans-Science Conference, December 2012

Knowledge / Value, April and November 2011

Archaeology | Hybridity, February 2011

Everyday Matters, April 2010

Teaching Culture, April 2006