One or more distinguished scholars are appointed each year to the Clark Professorship. The Clark Professor, in collaboration with the Director, organizes academic programs consisting of public lectures, seminars, and workshops, and develops publications from them.
Publications play an essential role in the strong research mission of the Center. Its conferences and workshops present the latest research in the early modern period (from the late sixteenth century to the early nineteenth century) or in some of the special areas represented in the Clark Library’s collections, such as British literature and history, Oscar Wilde, and fine printing. The Center makes known the results of these Center/Clark conferences to the larger scholarly public in two ways: the UCLA Center/Clark Series, published by the University of Toronto since 2003, and individual volumes of its proceedings.
The UCLA Center/Clark Series
This series of volumes, published by the University of Toronto Press in association with the UCLA Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, is dedicated to collections of papers derived from major academic conferences sponsored by the Center and the Clark. The first volume in this series appeared in 2003.
Conference proceedings not chosen for the Series are issued in individual volumes by a number of other academic presses. Publishing the papers of Center/Clark conference proceedings began in 1993, at the conclusion of the Clark Library Seminar Papers series.
In addition to the Center’s own publication program, visiting scholars, specialists, and many recipients of the Center’s resident fellowship awards produce printed works based on their research in the Clark Library’s rich and continually expanding collections.
Center/Clark Series 2010-2020
Clandestine Philosophy: New Studies on Subversive Manuscripts in Early Modern Europe, 1620–1823 Edited by Gianni Paganini, Margaret C. Jacob, and John Christian Laursen (Oct. 2019)
The Quest for Certainty in Early Modern Europe: From Inquisition to Inquiry (1550–1700) Edited by Barbara Fuchs and Mercedes García Arenal. (2020)
Curious Encounters: Voyaging, Collecting, and Making Knowledge in the Long Eighteenth Century Edited by Adriana Craciun and Mary Terrall (Feb. 2019)
Cultures of Communication: Theologies of Media in Early Modern Europe and Beyond. Edited by Helmut Puff, Ulrike Strasser, and Christopher Wilde. (Apr. 2017)
Life Forms in the Thinking of the Long Eighteenth Century. Edited by Keith Michael Baker and Jenna M. Gibbs. CCS 24 (May 2016)
Imagining the British Atlantic After the American Revolution. Edited by Michael Meranze and Saree Makdisi. CCS 23 (Nov. 2015)
Braudel Revisited: The Mediterranean World 1600-1800. Edited by Gabriel Piterberg, Teofilo F. Ruiz, and Geoffrey Symcox. (Sept. 2015)
Representing Imperial Rivalry in the Early Modern Mediterranean. Edited by Barbara Fuchs and Emily Weissbourd. CCS 22 (Apr. 2015)
Skepticism and Political Thought in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. Edited by John Christian Laursen and Gianni Paganini. CCS 21 (Feb. 2014)
Jesuit Accounts of the Colonial Americas: Intercultural Transfers,Intellectual Disputes, and Textualities. Edited by Marc André Bernier, Clorinda Donato, and Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink.
CCS 20 (Aug. 2014)
The Wilde Discoveries: Traditions, Histories, Archives. Edited by Joseph Bristow. CCS 19 (Jul. 2013)
Structures of Feeling in Seventeenth-Century Cultural Expression. Edited by Susan McClary CCS 14 (Mar. 2013)
Redrawing the Map of Early Modern English Catholicism, Edited by Lowell Gallagher. CCS 17 (Jul. 2012)
Space and Self in Early Modern European Cultures. Edited by David Warren Sabean and Malina Stefanovska. (Jul. 2012)
Vital Matters: Eighteenth-Century Views of Conception, Life, and Death. Edited by Helen Deutsch and Mary Terrall. (Jul. 2012)
Godwinian Moments: From the Enlightenment to Romanticism. Edited by Robert M. Maniquis and Victoria Myers. CCS 15 (Mar. 2011)
Volumes in Preparation
Entertaining the Idea: Shakespeare, Performance, and Philosophy. Edited by Lowell Gallagher, James Kearney, and Julia Reinhard Lupton (Nov. 2020)
Casanova in the Enlightenment: From the Margins to the Centre. Edited by Malina Stefanovski (Nov. 2020)
Making Worlds: Art, Materiality, and early Modern Globalization Edited by Bronwen Wilson & Angela Vanhaelen
Vision and Knowledge in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. Edited by Lynn Hunt and Ann Jensen Adams.
History, Theory, and the Subject of Rights, ca. 1640–1848. Edited by Kirstie McClure.
Translated Encyclopedias Edited by Clorinda Donato and Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink.
Contested Foundations: The Red Letter Year of 1619 Edited by Brenda Stevenson and Sharla Fett