The University Seminars Archive

Leonard Hastings Schoff Memorial Lecture Series

1993 | David N. Cannadine
The Rise and Fall of Class in Britain, 1700-2000


1994 | Charles E. Larmore
The Romantic Legacy


1995 | Saskia Sassen
Governing the Global Economy


1996 | Kenneth T. Jackson
Gentleman’s Agreement: Political Balkanization and Social Inequality in America


1997 | Ira Katznelson
Desolation and Enlightenment: Political Knowledge After the Holocaust, Totalitarianism, and Total War


1998 | Carol Gluck
Past Obsessions: War and Memory in the Twentieth Century


1999 | Robert Pollack
The Faith of Biology and the Biology of Faith


2000 | Lisa Anderson
The Scholar and the Practitioner: Perspectives on Social Science and Public Policy


2001 | Partha Chatterjee
The Politics of the Governed


2002 | David Rosand
The Invention of Painting in America


2003 | George Rupp
Globalization Challenged: Conviction, Conflict, Community


2004 | Lesley A. Sharp
Bodies, Commodities, and Biotechnologies


2005 | Robert W. Hanning
Serious Play: Crises of Desire and Authority in the Poetry of Ovid, Chaucer, and Ariosto


2006 | Boris Gasparov
The Early Romantic Roots of Theoretical Linguistics: Friedrich Schlegel, Novalis, and Ferdinand De Saussure on Sign and Meaning


2007 | Douglas Chalmers
Representative Government Without Representatives: Seven Reasons to Think Beyond Electing Executives and Lawmakers


2008 | No Lecture


2009 | Philip Kitcher
Deaths in Venice: The Case(s) of Gustav (Von) Aschenbach


2010 | Jean E. Howard (Spring)
Staging History: Imagining The Nation


2010 | Alan Brinkley (Fall)
Seeing The Great Depression


2011| Robert L. Belknap
Plot


2012 | Herbert Terrace
Why Two Minds are Better than One: The Evolution of Words


2013 | Paige West
Accumulation by Dispossession?: Loss, Change. And the Future of the Melanesian Pacific


2014 | Annette Insdorf
Coherence and Resonance: How To Read Film Openings


2015| Robert E. Remez
The Good Listener: Behavioral Neuroscience Considers the Perception of Speech


2016 | Robert G. O’Meally
“Fancy Sticks”: The Action-Art of Toni Morrison, Romare Bearden, and Jazz


2017 | Edward Mendelson
Medicine, Empire, Love: The Inner Life of Mrs. Dalloway


2018 | Fred Lerdahl
Reflections on Music and Language