Visiting Speakers

Joyce Appleby

Professor Emerita
University of California, Los Angeles

Joyce Appleby is a historian  of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England, France, and America and Professor Emerita of History at University of California, Los Angeles.

Daniel Barenboim

Conductor and Pianist

Daniel Barenboim is a world-renowned composer and pianist.

David Bromwich

Sterling Professor of English
Yale University

David Bromwich is Sterling Professor of English at Yale University.

Daniel Carey

Professor of English
National University of Ireland, Galway

Daniel Carey is a graduate of McGill University, Trinity College Dublin, and Oxford  University where he took his D.Phil. His book on Locke, Shaftesbury, and Hutcheson: Contesting Diversity in the Enlightenment and Beyond appeared with Cambridge University Press in 2006, and he is currently completing a cultural history of travel in the Renaissance for Columbia University Press.

Anne Carson

Distinguished Poet-in-Residence
New York University

Anne Carson is Distinguished Poet-in-Residence at New York University.  She is an internationally acclaimed poet and a classics scholar.

Samuel Fleischacker

Professor of Philosophy
University of Illinois Chicago

Samuel Fleischacker is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Illinois Chicago.

Arunabh Ghosh

Assistant Professor of History
Harvard University

Arunabh Ghosh is a historian of modern China, with research and teaching interests that span the social, economic, and intellectual histories of twentieth century China, transnational histories of science and statecraft, and Sino-Indian history. Ghosh’s current in-progress book manuscript investigates how the early PRC state built statistical capacity to know the nation through numbers. He has conducted research for this project in Beijing, Guangzhou, New Delhi, and Kolkata, and his work has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Andrew F. Mellon Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Social Science Research Council, and Columbia University.

Luke Gibbons

Professor of Irish Literary and Cultural Studies at the School of English
Maynooth University

Luke Gibbons is Professor of English and Concurrent Professor in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame.