Welcome to the Nicholson Center for British Studies, the University of Chicago’s hub for the interdisciplinary study of Britain–past, present, and future. Established in 2003, the Nicholson Center fosters the University’s remarkable strengths in this area of study.

Ranging across the history and culture of Britain from premodern times, we consider Britain in both local and global contexts. This includes Britain’s difficult history of colonialism, and its legacies throughout the world.

Histories of empire and of climate change, studies of the literature and culture of Britain from Medieval times to the present, print cultures of South Asia, the many impacts of Brexit on Britain and its neighbors: these are just some of the topics on which our Faculty Affiliates and our students work, producing some of the most influential and challenging work in the field today.


Graduate Internship for Nicholson Center for British Studies

Graduate Internship for Nicholson Center for British Studies

Graduate Intern for Nicholson Center for British Studies The Nicholson Center is looking for an intern to help with communications for the academic year 2023/24. To access more information about (and apply for) this opportunity, follow the student link. Please apply...

Autumn (2023) Research Competition Deadline Approaching

Autumn (2023) Research Competition Deadline Approaching

Deadline: Thursday, 16th November, 2023 The deadline for the Autumn (2023) competitions for all graduate and undergraduate research  Fellowships and Grants is approaching soon! Be sure to check the many ways in support your research! Images: "Collection of Tales."...


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