UT’s Humanities Center has announced the upcoming lineup for its annual “Conversations and Cocktails” series, which will begin January 12.
Juliet Walker, professor of history and founder and director of the Center for Black Business History, Entrepreneurship and Technology at the University of Texas at Austin, will deliver a lecture titled “When Will All Black Economic Lives Matter? After 400 Years, 1619–2019, We Are Still at the Racial Bottom” at 3:30 p.m. in Hodges Library.
Michele Salzman, a professor of history at the University of California, Riverside, will examine the downturn of ancient Rome in a UT Humanities Center Distinguished Lecture October 22.
Prominent English scholar Yunte Huang will kick off the UT Humanities Center’s fourth annual distinguished lecture series on September 21 with a look at the legacy of racial imagination as it relates to the American cultural experience.
Katie Hodges-Kluck, who recently completed her doctorate at UT, will present the last lecture in the Conversations and Cocktails series on Tuesday, May 5.
Archaeologist, Aleydis Van de Moortel, Lindsay Young Associate Professor in Classics at UT, will present “Conversations with Ancients: Uncovering Life in the Bronze Age in Mitrou, Greece” on Tuesday, April 7, in the Conversations and Cocktails series.
Robert Darnton, the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and librarian at Harvard University, will wrap up the Humanities Center Distinguished Lecture Series at on Wednesday, April 1, speaking about the future of books and libraries in today’s digital world.
Gail Hershatter, distinguished professor of history at the University of California, Santa Cruz, will focus on Chinese women, past and present, in a Humanities Center Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday, March 25.
A University of Cambridge professor will be the keynote speaker at the Department of Philosophy’s annual Spring Symposium on Epicureanism on Saturday, March 14. His visit is part of the UT Humanities Center’s Distinguished Lecture Series.
The UT Humanities Center has announced its class of fellows for the 2015–16 academic year. The faculty and graduate student fellowship recipients will be afforded a full year in the Humanities Center to pursue their respective research projects.
Ernest Freeberg, Distinguished Professor of Humanities at UT, will present “The Age of Edison: How the Electric Light Created Modern America” on March 3 in the Conversations and Cocktails series.
Stewart Shapiro, O’Donnell Professor of Philosophy at The Ohio State University, will speak about theories of the continuous on Friday, February 6, in the next Humanities Center Distinguished Lecture at UT.