Upcoming Lectures


The Research Division hosts at least twenty public lectures each year on themes related to The Huntington collections. Details about each lecture are available approximately two months prior to lecture date on the online calendar. Unless otherwise noted, lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. in Rothenberg Hall in the Steven S. Koblik Education and Visitor Center.


2016 Lectures

Sept. 14, 2016 - The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire

The Ray Allen Billington Lecture in the History of the American West

Professor Karl Jacoby (History, Columbia University)


Sept. 21, 2016 - Physics and Belles Lettres: The Arts & the Sciences in the Industrial Revolution

The Avery Distinguished Fellow’s Lecture in the Humanities

Professor Jon Mee (English, University of York)


Sept. 29, 2016 - Becoming Gay in the 1960s: Reading A Single Man

Isherwood Foundation Lecture

Edmund White


Oct. 5, 2016 - The United States from the Inside Out and Southside North

The Rogers Distinguished Fellow’s Lecture in Nineteenth-Century American History

Professor Steve Hahn (History, NYU)


Oct. 24, 2016 - The New Battlefield History of the American Revolution

Los Angeles Times Distinguished Fellow’s Lecture in American Studies

Professor Woody Holton (History, University of South Carolina)


Nov. 9, 2016 - Mapping the English Village

The Crotty Lecture in the History of British or European Civilization

Dr Steve Hindle (W.M. Keck Foundation Director of Research, The Huntington Library)


Dec. 7, 2016 - Sex in the City

The Fletcher Jones Foundation Distinguished Fellow’s Lecture in British History

Professor Margo Todd (History, University of Pennsylvania)


2017 Lectures


Jan. 9, 2017

The Paul G. Haaga Jr. Lecture in the History of American Entrepreneurship

Professor Naomi Lamoreaux (History, Yale University)


Jan. 11, 2017

The Allan Nevins Lecture in American History

Professor Christopher Brown (History, Columbia University)


Jan. 25, 2017

The Dibner Lecture in the History of Science and Technology

Professor Mary Terrall (History, UCLA)


Feb. 8, 2017

The Ray Allen Billington Lecture in the History of the American West

Professor John Faragher (History, Yale University)


March 1, 2017

The Mary Robertson Fellow’s Lecture in Tudor Studies

Professor Greg Walker (English, University of Edinburgh)


March 15, 2017

The George and Arlene Cheng Foundation Lecture in Chinese-American Studies

Professor Mae N’gai (History, Columbia University)


March 20, 2017

The Zamorano Club Lecture in the History of the Book

Professor Stephen Orgel (English, Stanford University)


April 12, 2017

The Roy Ritchie Distinguished Fellow’s Lecture in Early American History

Professor John Demos (History, Yale University)


May 11, 2017

The Martin Ridge Lecture in Literature

Hilary Mantel


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