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1891 Lectures in the Humanities

In 1891, thirty-five scholars gathered to form a community in a new university. In that spirit, this newly launched series welcomes senior humanities faculty to the Stanford community to present their work. 

Coming Up

Lerone Martin, Professor of Religious Studies
"The Gospel of J. Edgar Hoover: How the FBI Aided and Abetted the Rise of White Christian Nationalism," October 13, 2022

Emily J. Levine, Associate Professor of Education
"A Genealogy of the University," November 3, 2022


Leif Wenar, Professor of Philosophy
"The Value of Unity," March 17, 2022


Anna Bigelow, Associate Professor of Religious Studies
"Thinking With Islamic Things," November 10, 2020
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Ato Quayson, Professor of English
"Interdisciplinarity and Interpretation," January 30, 2020
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