Marta Sutton Weeks Distinguished Visitors
A gift to endowment from Marta Sutton Weeks in 1987 provides funds to bring visiting distinguished lecturers to Stanford University for stays varying in duration from one week up to one quarter. The visitors join the Stanford Community to engage in meaningful discussion on a wide variety of humanities topics.2011-2012
Anthony Bogues, Harmon Family Professor of Africana Studies, Brown University
"And What About the Human? Freedom, Human Emancipation, and the Radical Imagination,"
February 16, 2012
Helen Whitney, Documentary Film Maker
"A Life in Film,"
November 9, 2011
Frederick Cooper, Professor of History, New York University"Citizenship Between Empire and Nation: France and French Africa 1945-60,"
February 2, 2010
"Imperial Repertoires and the Myth of Modern Colonialsim," February 3, 2010
Elaine Scarry, Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value, Harvard University"Poetry and Deliberation,"
February 11, 2008"Seminar: Color,"
February 13, 2008
Linda Williams, Professor in the Departments of Film Studies and Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley"Screening Sex,"
November 7, 2005
Anne Fausto-Sterling, Professor of Biology and Women's Studies, Brown University"Thinking Systematically About the Emergence of Gender,"
November 5, 2003"The Bare Bones of Sex,"
November 3, 2003
Roger Chartier, Directeur d'Études, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris); Andrew D. White Professor-at-Large, Cornell University"At the Crossroads Between Textual Criticism and Cultural History: The Return to Literature,"
October 16, 2000
Neil Harris, Preston and Sterling Morton Professor of History, University of Chicago"Envisioning Authority,"
April 6, 1998"Building Ceremonies: Beginnings and Ends,"
April 7, 1998
Joy Harjo, Professor of Creative Writing, University of New Mexico"Tribal Aesthetics and Contemporary American Indian Literature,"
January 16, 1996
Jurgen Habermas, German Philosopher"Human Rights and National Sovereignty,"
January 23, 1995
Carlo Ginzburg, Franklin D. Murphy Professor of Italian Renaissance Studies, University of California, Los Angeles; Professor of Modern History at the Instituto de Storia Medioevale, Bologna, Italy"Alien Voices: The Dialogic Dimension of Early Modern Jesuit Historiography,"
January 25, 1994"Aristotle and History Once More,"
January 26, 1994
John Cage, Composer, music theorist, philosopher, artist
"Here Comes Everybody: Overpopulation and Art,"
January 27, 1992
Carl Schorske, Dayton-Stockton Professor of History Emeritus, Princeton University"Mahler and Ives: Populism and Musical Innovation,"
January 14, 1991
Roy Porter, Senior Lecturer in Social History of Medicine, Wellcome Institute, London
"The Social History of Science and Medicine in the Late Eighteenth Century,"
October 30, 1989
Christiane Klapisch-Zuber, Co-director, Center for Historical Studies, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris"Identity and Gender in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance,"
April 10, 1989
Wolf Lepenis, Rector, Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin"The Sociology of Knowledge in the Nineteenth Century,"
April 25, 1988