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Calendar of Events: Lunchtime Lecture Series

Spring 2012:
"Hide and Seek"
Thursdays at 12:15

All lectures are held in the Common Room on the second floor of the Heyman Center, which is located in the East Campus Residential Center of Columbia University. Lectures are free and lunch is provided.

February 16

"Queer Uncles: Homosexuality and British Families, 1920-1967"
Deborah Cohen
Peter B. Ritzma Professor of the Humanities, Northwestern University

February 23

"Waking Up To Empire: Alfred Zimmern and Donald Kagan on Athens, Britain, and America"
Jeanne Morefield
Associate Professor of Politics, Whitman College

March 1

"Hide and Seek in Early Chinese Literature"
Paul Fischer
Assistant Professor of East Asian Intellectual History, Western Kentucky University

March 8

"Orchestration in Exile"
Emily Dolan
Assistant Professor of Music, University of Pennsylvania

March 22

"Animal Spirits Revisited: Toward an Affective History of Capitalism"
Jackson Lears
Board of Governors Professor of History, Rutgers University

March 29

"Hiding in the Light: Longinus, Boileau, and the Sublime"
James Porter
Professor of Classics, University of California, Irvine

April 5

"Evidence of Visual and Verbal Thinking"
Laura Otis
Professor of English, Emory University

April 12

"The Visionary Science of Humphry Davy’s Consolations in Travel (1830)"
James A. Secord
Professor, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge

April 19

"Political Knowledge, Secrets, and the Livelihood of States: A view from and on the late GDR”
Andreas Glaeser
Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago

April 26

"Desperate Linguistics: Missionary Aspirations and the Massachusett and Micmac Limits of Translation”
Sarah Rivett
Assistant Professor of English, Princeton University

Calendar of Events: Special Events

"Reworking Political Concepts II: A Lexicon in Formation"
February 3 and 4, 2012
Second Floor Common Room, Heyman Center for the Humanities

"The Long Reach of Antiquity"
April 27 and 28, 2012
Second Floor Common Room, Heyman Center for the Humanities (April 27)
Buell Hall (April 28)

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