Spring 2010

Race in the Renaissance

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Anthony Grafton, Henry Putnam University Professor of History at Princeton University, will speak on "Race in the Renaissance"

Blacked-Out Spaces: Freud and War Censorship

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Peter Galison, Joseph Pellegrino University Professor at Harvard University, will speak on "Blacked-Out Spaces: Freud and War Censorship."

Blair Worden, Research Professor in History at the University of London, will speak on "Puritanism, Liberty, and the English Civil Wars"

Jonathan Cole, John Mitchell Mason Professor of the University and Provost and Dean of the Faculties, Emeritus at Columbia University, will address topics from his new publication, The Great American University: Its Rise To Preeminence, Its Indispensable National Role, Why It Must Be Protected.

Steven Shapin, Franklin L. Ford Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University, will speak on "The Ivory Tower: A History on an Idea about Knowledge and Politics." Craig Calhoun, the Director of the Social Science Research Council, will chair.

Susan Suleiman, C. Douglas Dillon Professor of the Civilization of France and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University, will speak on "Jewish Identity and the 'Jewish Question' in France: a propos of Irène Némirovsky."

This talk on "Taking Stock of the Financial Crisis" will feature Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laurette and University Professor at Columbia University.

Marx or Keynes or…?

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

This talk will address the question "Marx or Keynes?" It will feature David Harvey, Prabhat Patnaik, Duncan Foley, and Perry Mehrling.

The Heyman Center will host a day-long conference on secularism, liberalism, and its relation to left politics in India today. Participating will be prominent Indian politicians and intellectuals.

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Sarod Maestro

Friday, April 2, 2010

Grammy nominated Ustad Amjad Ali Khan is a maestro without peer in Indian classical music. He will be giving a lecture and performance, and will be accompanied by his two sons, Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan who are very accomplished musicians as well.

Peter Burke, Professor Emeritus of Cultural History and Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge University, will speak on "The Republic of Letters: Survival or Revival?"

Dominick LaCapra, Bryce and Edith M. Bowmar Professor of Humanistic Studies at Cornell University, will deliver The Annual “History and Theory” Lecture on “Historical and Literary Approaches to the ‘Final Solution.'" Commentating will be Ethan Kleinberg, Associate Professor of History at Wesleyan University.

Free Speech in a Globalized World

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Salman Rushdie, David Ignatius, Michael Schudson, and Lee C. Bollinger will speak on issues related to President Bollinger's recent book, Uninhibited, Robust, and Wide-Open: A Free Press for a New Century. Michael Doyle will chair.

Eric Sundquist, Distinguished Professor of English at UCLA, will deliver the Lionel Trilling Seminar on “Ellison, Obama, King, and the American Dream.”

Renowned author Jamaica Kincaid will give a reading, followed by an interview with Saidiya Hartman, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.  

Catherine Gallagher, Eggers Professor of English Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, will speak on "Telling It Like It Wasn't: the Actual History of Counterfactual History".

The Fourth Dimension of a Poem

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

M.H. Abrams, Class of 1916 Professor of English Emeritus at Cornell University, will speak on "The Fourth Dimension of a Poem."

Glenn Most, Professor of Social Thought and of Classics at the University of Chicago, will speak on "Four Ways to Misunderstand Euripides’ Medea."

Linda Colley, Shelby M.C. Davis 1958 Professor of History at Princeton University, will speak on "Writing Constitutions into British and Global Histories"

David Bromwich, Sterling Professor of English at Yale University, Nicholas Lemann, Dean and Henry R. Luce Professor of Journalism at Columbia University, and Alan Brinkley, Allan Nevins Professor of American History at Columbia University, will speak on "Henry Luce and the Future of Journalism."

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