Lecture and Workshop Series
During the 2017-2018 academic year, the Humanities Center is sponsoring visits to the University of Rochester by five distinguished scholars, each of whom will present a public lecture on their work related to our current Center theme of "Memory and Forgetting."
The speakers in this series are:
- Douglas Crimp (Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History and Professor of Visual and Cultural Studies, University of Rochester)
- Walid Ra'ad '93MA '96PhD (contemporary media artist)
- Orhan Pamuk (novelist, screenwriter, academic and recipient of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature)
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (300th Anniversary University Professor of History, Harvard University)
- Daniela Schiller (Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)
Read more about this years lecture series here.
Past speakers include:
- Andrea Wulf (acclaimed writer and historian)
- Andrew Light (University Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy, and Director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at George Mason University)
- Carol Dougherty (Margaret E. Deffenbaugh and LeRoy T. Carlson Professor in Comparative Literature; Professor of Classical Studies, Wellesley College)
- Gregg Mitman (Vilas Research and William Coleman Professor of History of Science, Medical History, and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin)
Inaugural Lecture Series featuring Center directors
- Gerald Early (Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters, Professor of English and of African and Afro-American Studies, Washington University in St. Louis), Read more>
- Caroline Winterer (Anthony P. Meier Family Professor in the Humanities, Professor of History and, by courtesy, of Classics, Director, Humanities Center, Stanford University)
- Deborah Jenson (Professor of Romance Studies and Global Health, Director, Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University)
- David Shumway (Professor of English and Literary and Cultural Studies, Director, The Humanities Center, Carnegie Mellon University)
For details about the speakers’ visits, see listings under Events.