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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:

2016-2017 "Environments":

  • 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.