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2016 Lectures

September 14, Billington Lecture, Karl Jacoby
The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire

 

September 21, Distinguished Fellow Lecture, Jon Mee
Physics and Belles Lettres: The Arts & the Sciences in the Industrial Revolution

 

September 29, Isherwood Foundation Lecture, Edmund White
Becoming Gay in the 1960s: Reading A Single Man

 

October 5, Distinguished Fellow Lecture, Steve Hahn
The United States from the Inside Out and Southside North

 

October 24, Distinguished Fellow Lecture, Woody Holton
The New Battlefield History of the American Revolution

 

November 9, Crotty Lecture, Steve Hindle
Mapping the English Village

 

December 7, Distinguished Fellow Lecture, Margo Todd
Sex in the City

 

2015-16 Lectures

September 23, Magna Carta exhibit lecture, Stephen Breyer
The Court and the World: The Supreme Court’s New Transnational Role

 

September 30, Haynes Foundation Lecture, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo
Ellis Island on the Land: Gardens of Migration

 

October 1, Research Lecture, Roy Ritchie
Tales from the Vaults

 

October 8, Cheng Foundation Lecture, Gordon Chang
The Chinese and the Construction of the Iron Road

 

October 14, Distinguished Fellow Lecture, Thomas Cogswell
An Accursed Family: The Scottish Crisis and the Creation of the Black Legend of the House of Stuart, 1650-1652

 

October 15, Provocative 15th Century Conference Lecture, Simon Armitage
Paper Aeroplane and Other Vehicles

 

October 26, Billington Lecture, Neil Foley
Mexicans in the Making of America

 

November 5, Crotty Lecture, Felicity Heal
Thomas Cromwell and the Gifts of the Tudor Court

 

November 12, Isherwood Conference Lecture, Armistead Maupin
Armistead Maupin on “My Logical Grandfather”

 

November 19, Crotty Lecture, Clive Holmes
A Neglected Document (Really!) of the Salem Witch Trials

 

December 7, Distinguished Fellow Lecture, Shirley Samuels
Looking at Lincoln

 

December 8, Research/Caltech, Simon Winchester
William Smith: The Man, His Map, and the Democratization of Geology

 

January 13, Distinguished Fellow Lecture, Dena Goodman
Science and Sociability in the French Revolution

 

January 20, Mormon History Lecture, Sarah Gordon
Fatal Convergence: The Mountain Meadows Massacre in American History

 

January 27, Haaga Lecture, Stephen Mihm
How Business Became Standardized in 19th- and 20th-Century America

 

February 11, Nevins Lecture, Andrew O’Shaughnessy
The Men Who Lost America

 

February 17, Ridge Lecture, Zachary Leader
Saul Bellow and American Prose

 

March 2, Distinguished Fellow Lecture, Carla Pestana
Oliver Cromwell’s Consolation Prize? The English Conquest of Jamaica

 

March 9, Zamorano Lecture, Fr. Columba Stewart
Preserving Endangered Manuscripts in the Middle East and Africa

 

March 11, Research/Caltech, Kip Thorne
100 Years of Relativity: From the Big Bang to Black Holes and Gravitational Waves

 

April 6, Distinguished Fellow Lecture, Norm Jones
Being Elizabethan: How Elizabethans Made Sense of Their World

 

April 11, Molina Lecture, Amanda Herbert
Finding a Cure at the British Spa

 

April 19, Dibner Lecture, Asif Siddiqi
A Different Space: NASA in the Postcolonial World

 

April 27, Distinguished Fellow Lecture, Alice Fahs
The Creative Life in 19th-Century America

 

2014-15 Lectures

September 22, Crotty, Susan Brigden
Reformation Diplomacy: Henry VIII and His Ambassadors

 

October 20, Nevins, John Demos
On the Trail of the Heathen School

 

October 23, Crotty, Keith Wrightson
“Dating Statements” and the Rise of Almanac Time in Early Modern England

 

November 11, Billington, Ari Kelman
A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek

 

January 21, Dibner, William Newman
Why Did Isaac Newton Believe in Alchemy?

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