Past Events

Photo of Michael Ignatieff.
“Towards a History of Human Rights in the Twentieth Century”
Una's Lecture
Wednesday, Feb 19, 1997 | 8:00 pm
Alumni House
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United States

A regular broadcaster and critic on television and radio, Michael Ignatieff has hosted many programs including Voice; the BBC's arts program The Late Show; and the award-winning series Blood and Belonging: Journeys into the New Nationalism, which examined the issue of nationalism in the late twentieth century.

Thursday, Feb 13, 1997 | 4:00 pm
Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall
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United States

Panel Discussants: Natalie Zemon Davis, Ira Lapidus (History), Stefania Pandolfo (Anthropology) and Peter Sellars (Opera Director)

With Avenali Lecturer Natalie Zemon Davis
Monday, Feb 10, 1997 | 8:00 pm
2050 Valley Life Sciences Building
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United States

Natalie Zemon Davis is an important historian of the early modern period, known for her narrative writing style and her use of cross-disciplinary history, which combines history with disciplines such as anthropology, ethnography and literary theory.

Photo of Natalie Zemon Davis.
“Moors, Christians, and Africans in a Muslim Traveler’s Account of the Renaissance”
Avenali Lecture
Wednesday, Feb 5, 1997 | 8:00 pm
2050 Valley Life Sciences Building
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United States

Natalie Zemon Davis is an important historian of the early modern period, known for her narrative writing style and her use of cross-disciplinary history, which combines history with disciplines such as anthropology, ethnography and literary theory.

With Avenali Lecturer Gerald Early
Friday, Mar 15, 1996 | 4:00 pm
Heynes Room, Men's Faculty Club
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United States

Discussants: Avenali Lecturer Gerald Early, Loic Wacquant (Sociology), and Eric Solomon (San Francisco State University)

Thursday, Mar 14, 1996 | 4:00 pm
Alumni House
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United States

Panel Discussants: Gerald Early, Clayborne Carson (Director, Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute, Stanford University) and Robert Middlekauff (History)

Photo of Gerald Early.
“Martin Luther King and the Reinvention of Christian Leadership in the United States”
Avenali Lecture
Wednesday, Mar 13, 1996 | 8:00 pm
Alumni House
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United States

Gerald Early is Professor of English and African-American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. A noted essayist and American culture critic, Early is the author of several books, including The Culture of Bruising: Essays on Prizefighting, Literature, and Modern American Culture, which won the 1994 National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism.

Wednesday, Feb 21, 1996 | 4:00 pm
Elkus Room, Morrison Hall
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United States

Panel Discussants: Maurice Sendak, Stephen Greenblatt (English) and Wye Allanbrook (Music)

With Avenali Lecturer Maurice Sendak
Friday, Feb 16, 1996 | 3:00 pm
Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall
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United States

Discussants: Maurice Sendak, Samuel Otter (English), and Michael Rogin (Political Science)

With Avenali Lecturer Maurice Sendak
Wednesday, Feb 14, 1996 | 4:00 pm
Women's Faculty Club Lounge
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United States

Discussants: Maurice Sendak, Ravenna Helson (Psychology), and Herbert Schreier (Chair., Dept. of Psychiatry, Children's Hospital, Oakland)

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