Spring Lecture Series to Feature Distinguished Scholars, Writers, Artists

Spring Lecture Series to Feature Distinguished Scholars, Writers, Artists

Each spring the Division of the Humanities presents the Spring Lecture Series—a diverse schedule of events showcasing the scholarship and research interests within the Division. This year’s series continues this tradition with talks from both University faculty members and distinguished guests on a wide-variety of topics.

All events are free and open to the public. The full schedule is available below; please contact the sponsoring department or center for more information. Visit humanities.uchicago.edu/newsevents for a full listing of upcoming events in the Division of the Humanities.

April 8, 2014 | 6 p.m.
Indian Ministry of Culture Vivekananda Lecture
“Making Hinduism a ‘World Religion’: Before and After Swami Vivekananda”
Sir Christopher Bayly
Emeritus Professor of Imperial and Naval History, University of Cambridge
International House, 1414 East 59th Street, Assembly Hall

April 10 | 6 p.m.
Symposium on Chinese Opera in Visual and Material Culture

Keynote Address: “Performance and the Spectacular in Ming Painting”
Craig Clunas
Professor of the History of Art, University of Oxford

Cochrane-Woods Art Center, 5540 South Greenwood Avenue, Room 157

April 17 | 4:30 p.m.
Smart Lecture Series in Art History
“The Life of Mexico City: Indigenous Presence in the Sixteenth-Century Capital”
Barbara Mundy
Associate Professor of Art History, Fordham University
Cochrane-Woods Art Center, 5540 South Greenwood Avenue, Room 157

April 21 | 5 p.m.
Center for East Asian Studies Najita Distinguished Lecture in Japanese Studies
“Haruki Murakami and the Question of Uneven Democracy in Post-Fukushima Japan”
Jun’ichi Isomae
Visiting Professor at the East Asian Institute, University of Zurich
Swift Hall, 1025 East 58th Street, Third floor lecture room

April 23 | 5 p.m.
Nora and Edward Ryerson Lecture
"Language and the Mind: Encounters in the Mind Fields"

John A. Goldsmith
Edward Carson Waller Distinguished Service Professor of Linguisitics and Computer Science, University of Chicago
Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 East 59th Street, Max Palevsky Cinema

April 24 | 4:30 p.m.
Jean and Harold Gossett Lecture in Memory of Holocaust Victims Martha and Paul Feivel Korngold in Jewish Studies

“Small Acts of Repair: The Unclaimed Legacy of Transnistria”
Marianne Hirsch
William Peterfield Trent Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
Leo Spitzer
Kathe Tappe Vernon Professor of History, 
Dartmouth College
Classics Building, 1010 East 59th Street, Room 110

April 25 | 1 p.m.
Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society
Boundaries of the Firm Spring Symposium

Oriental Institute, 1155 East 58th Street, Breasted Hall

May 1 | 3 p.m.
Department of Philosophy Ethics Speaker Series

“Did Kant Think That Rational Volition is Sub Ratione Boni?”
Andrews Reath
Professor of Philosophy, 
University of California, Riverside
Made possible by the Mellon Foundation

May 2 | 3:30 p.m.
Department of Music Colloquium Series

“Phonography and Operatic Fidelities (Regimes of Musical Listening, 1904–1929)”
Richard Leppert
Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, 
University of Minnesota
Goodspeed Hall, 5845 South Ellis Avenue, Fulton Recital Hall

May 9 | 1 p.m.
Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society
Data as Critique: New Computational Approaches to the Study of Culture

Regenstein Library, 1100 East 57th Street, Room 122

May 14 | 5:15 p.m.
Franke Institute for the Humanities Chicago Humanities Forum

“Parallel Parking”
Jessica Stockholder
Raymond W. and Martha Hilpert Gruner Distinguished Service Professor of Visual Arts, 
University of Chicago
Gleacher Center, 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Room 621, Chicago, IL

May 15 | 4:30 p.m.
Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture Lecture

“'The Pursuit of Happiness': On John Adams and Egalitarianism in the Declaration of Independence”
Danielle Allen
UPS Foundation Professor, School of Social Science, 
Institute for Advanced Study
Rosenwald Hall, 1101 East 58th Street, Room 405

May 16 |  6 p.m.
Kestnbaum Family Writer-In-Residence

Reading and Conversation
Lynne Tillman
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 East 60th Street, Performance Penthouse 901

May 22 | 4:30 p.m.
Nicholson Center for British Studies Faculty Lecture

“Talking to the Dead: The Uses of the Dead to the Living”
Frances Ferguson
Ann L. and Lawrence B. Buttenwieser Professor of English Language and Literature, 
University of Chicago
Classics Building, 1010 East 59th Street, Room 110

Persons with disabilities who may need an accommodation to participate in these events should contact the event sponsor for assistance.

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