Lectures Past Years

Fall 2019 Lecture Series

Rosario Hubert, Assistant Professor of Language and Culture Studies
The Surface of the Ideograph

Kevin Huang, Assistant Professor of Engineering

Teleoperation – Controlling Robots at a Distance​

John Platoff, Professor of Music

An Opera is Not What You Think it is: Sarti’s Fra i due litiganti and Mozart’s Don Giovanni

2018-2019 Lecture Series

Meredith Safran, Associate Professor of Classical Studies​
The Aeneid in America: From First Contact to Final Frontier
Kent Dunlap, Charles A. Dana Research Professor of Biology Evolution of Brain Size and Brain Cell Production in Trinidadian Killifish

Janet Bauer, Associate Professor of International Studies

Christopher Hager, Charles A. Dana Research Professor of English

William H. Church, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry and Neuroscience

Yipeng Shen, Associate Professor, Language and Culture Studies and International Studies
​The Social (and Moral) Geographies of Islam in Diaspora: a project in search of its theme​

Illiterate: A Brief History of an American Prejudice

"Nip it in the Bud" - In Search of Biomarkers for Early Detection of Parkinson's Disease

Wolf Totem and 21st-Century Chinese Ecological Fiction​

2017-2018 Lecture Series

Tim Cresswell- Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs, Professor of American Studies Fence - A Topopoetic Exploration​ of Place and Connection
Joseph Byrne- Professor of Fine Arts Connemara Paintings: Excavating Place. Constructing Memory
​​Michelle L. Kovarik- Assistant Professor of Chemistry ​Quick, Small, and Complicated: Meeting the Challenges of Single Cell Measurements of Stress Responses
​Sarah A. Raskin- Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

​Remembering to Remember

 Shafqat Hussain, Associate Professor of                                ​   Political Economy of Snow Leapard Conservation in Pakistan

Shane Ewegen, Assistant Professor of Philosophy             The Task of Translator(s)
and Julia Goesser Assaiante, Lecturer in Language 
and Culture Studies

Sara Kippur, Charles A. Dana Research Associate              Transatlantic Pacts: America and the Production of Postwar 
Professor of Language and Culture Studies                             French Literature​​                               ​

2016-2017 Lecture Series

​Chris Hager - English Letters of the Unlettered: Class, Literacy, & Comm​unication in the Civil War
Cheyenne S. Brindle - Chemistry​
​Using Organic Triarylcations as Tu​nable Catalysts for "Green" Chemical Reactions
​Stefanie Chambers - Political Science
​Somalis in the Twin Cities and Columbus: Immigrant Incorporation in New Destinations
​Abigail Fisher Williamson - Political Science and Public Policy and Law
​Welcoming New Americans? Local Governments and Immigrant Incorporation
​Anne Lambright - Language and Culture Studies ​Yuyachkani's Human Rights Theater: Modes of Theorizing beyond Academia

2015-2016 Lecture Series

​Dan Román - Music

Music of the 21st Century: A New Common Practice?​

​Jack Dougherty - Educational Studies

On The Line: Hartford's Urban-Suburban History in an Open Access Book​

​Joseph Palladino - Engineering

​Biomechanics of the Heart

​Ellison Findly - Religion

Lao Shamanism and the Mythic Imagination

​Jim Trostle - Anthropology

Some adventures in global health and interscalar travel​

2014 - 2015 Lecture Series

​Kifah Hanna - Language and Culture Studies

​Love and Desire in Lebanese War Literature

Zayde Gordon Antrim - History and International Studies​

​Mapping the Middle East

Martha Risser - Classics​

​Sacred Space at the Bridge of the Untiring Sea: The Sanctuary of Poseidon at Isthmia during the 6th through 4th Centuries BCE

​John Platoff - Music

​Francesco Benucci, Nancy Storace, and Sarti's Fra i due litiganti in Vienna

​Kent Dunlap - Biology

​Ecology of the Brain: How Social Interactions and Predators Influence Brain Cell Production in Electric Fish

​Kevin J. McMahon - Political Science

​The Mass is Over: Law, Politics, and the Death of the Great American Church


2013 - 2014 Lecture Series

​Pablo Delano - Fine Arts

​The Lives of Photographs: Puerto Rico 1980 and Beyond

​Brett Barwick - Physics

​Imaging at the femtosecond and nanometer scales with ultrafast electron microscope

​Lida Maxwell - Political Science

​Zola, the Dreyfus Affair, and the Politics of Lost Causes

​Scott Gac - History and American Studies

​An Attempt to Reduce them my Force: George Washington and the Origins of a Violent American State

​Scott Smedley - Biology

​Into the Woods: How Human Activity, Past and Present, Influences Connecticut's Forest Wildlife

​Jeffrey Bayliss - History

​Western Sport, Eastern Empire: the Dilemma of the Colonial Athlete in Imperial Japan