Category Archives: Lectures and Panels

Lectures and Panel Discussions

What are Philomathean Society lectures and/or panel discussions?
The Philomathean Society’s Lecture Series, which takes place each semester of the academic year, is an important tradition at Philo. In each lecture, one of the University’s most beloved professors presents his or her research to intellectually curious students. A panel discussion, as the name implies, involves multiple professors presenting on the same theme.

What lectures and panel discussions will be delivered this semester? When will they be?
Lectures are typically held in the evenings, after classes. Upcoming lectures and panels are posted below; for a complete schedule, check out our calendar or sign up to Hebdo, our weekly email list.

Do you keep a record of past lectures?
Yes! When the professor gives permission, we post an audio recording of their lecture. Check out our postings under audio for recordings of past lectures.

Who can come to lectures and panel discussions?
Like all Philo events, lectures and panels are open to all members of the community – faculty, staff, students, and the public.

Where are lectures and panel discussions held?

All lectures and panels, unless otherwise advertised, are held in the meeting room of the Philomathean Halls on the fourth floor of College Hall. To access the Halls, use the staircase directly across from the elevator.

Who should I contact if I have questions about lectures and panels?
For questions, email the Second Censor.

Lindback Lecture Series: Prof. Jed Esty

5:00pm Monday, April 28nd | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library) Superpower Paranoia and Alien Invasions from H.G. Wells to Steven Spielberg Published in 1898, The War of … Continue reading

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Dante and Cervantes: Text and National Identity

6:30pm Monday, April 14th | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library) Come join the Philomathean Society for a stimulating panel discussion on Divina Comedia and Don Quijote, codified … Continue reading

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Lecture and Discussion with Prof. Nadia Heninger

6:30pm Tuesday, April 8th | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library) Join the Philomathean Society for an open-ended discussion on online security, Bitcoin, and deep web economics with … Continue reading

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A Lecture by Stan Veuger and Michael Strain: What You Need to Know about the Economy You Will Be Entering

6:30pm Monday, April 7th | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library) Join the lecture and Q&A session by American Enterprise Institute scholars Stan Veuger and Michael Strain. Come … Continue reading

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Hacking Language: A Conversation on New Frontiers in Linguistics, Math, & Everything Else with Mark Liberman

7:30pm Thursday, February 27th | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library) Can cellphones save endangered languages? What can regression analysis tell us about State of the Union addresses? … Continue reading

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Computer modeling in the Humanities with Daniel Singer

6:30PM Wednesday, Feb. 19th | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library) As computers and computation become even more important to the academy and the world, new methods and … Continue reading

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Baudelaire via Bernstein

7:45 PM  Tuesday, February 11th | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library) Charles Baudelaire became one of the most important predecessors to the Symbolists. His and their innovative … Continue reading

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POSTPONED DUE TO THE WEATHER: Lindback Lecture Series: Dr. Jed Esty

6:00pm Tuesday, December 10th | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library) Superpower Paranoia and Alien Invasions from H.G. Wells to Steven Spielberg Published in 1898, The War of … Continue reading

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Erik Prince and Blackwater’s Role in the War on Terror

12:00pm Friday, November 22nd | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library) The Philomathean Society is proud to present Mr. Erik Prince, founder of the private military firm, Blackwater … Continue reading

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Lindback Lecture Series: Dr. Stanton Wortham

6:00pm Thursday, November 14th | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library) Beats in the Classroom: Intrinsic Links between Knowledge and Identities This presentation describes how social identity development … Continue reading

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