Upcoming Lectures


PLEASE NOTE: Details for each lecture are available on our online calendar approximately two months prior to the lecture date. Unless otherwise noted, all lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. and will take place in Rothenberg Hall in the Steven S. Koblik Education and Visitor Center.


Sept. 23   ‘Magna Carta’ Exhibit Lecture

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

Sept. 30   The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation Lecture in the History of Los Angeles

Professor Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo (Sociology, USC)

Oct. 1   Research Division Lecture

Dr. Robert C. Ritchie

Oct. 8   The George and Arlene Cheng Foundation Lecture in Chinese-American Studies

Professor Gordon Chang (History, Stanford University)

Oct. 14   The Avery Distinguished Fellow’s Lecture in the Humanities

Professor Thomas Cogswell (History, University of California, Riverside)

Oct. 15   ‘Provocative Fifteenth Century’ Conference Poetry Reading

Simon Armitage

Oct. 26   The Ray Allen Billington Lecture in the History of the American West

Professor Neil Foley (History, Southern Methodist University)

Nov. 5   The Mary Robertson Fellow’s Lecture in Tudor Studies

Dr. Felicity Heal (Jesus College, Oxford)

Nov. 12   ‘Isherwood in California’ Conference Lecture

Armistead Maupin
Free but reservations required. Register online.

Nov. 19   The Crotty Lecture in the History of British or European Civilization

Dr. Clive Holmes (Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford)

Dec. 7   The Los Angeles Times Distinguished Fellow’s Lecture in American Studies

Professor Shirley Samuels (English, Cornell University)

Dec. 8   Caltech-Huntington Lecture in the History of Science (William Strada Smith Lecture)

Simon Winchester



Jan. 13   The Dibner Lecture in the History of Science and Technology

Professor Dena Goodman (History, University of Michigan)

Jan. 20   Mormon History Lecture

Professor Sarah Barringer Gordon (History, University of Pennsylvania)

Jan. 27   The Paul G. Haaga Jr. Lecture in the History of American Entrepreneurship

Professor Stephen Mihm (History, University  of Georgia)

Feb. 11   The Allan Nevins Lecture in American History

Dr. Andrew O’Shaughnessy (History, University of Virginia; Director of the Center for Jefferson Studies, Monticello)

Feb. 17   The Martin Ridge Lecture in Literature

Professor Zachary Leader (English, University of Roehampton)

Mar. 2   The Ritchie Distinguished Fellow’s Lecture in Early American History

Professor Carla Gardina Pestana (History, UCLA)

Mar. 9   The Zamorano Club Lecture in the History of the Book

Father Columba Stewart (Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, Collegeville)

Mar. 11   Einstein Conference Lecture

Professor Kip Thorne (Theoretical Physics, Caltech)

Apr. 6   The Fletcher Jones Foundation Distinguished Fellow’s Lecture in British History

Professor Norman Jones (History, Utah State University)

Apr. 11   The Molina Lecture in the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences

Professor Amanda Herbert (History, Christopher Newport University)

Apr. 19   The Dibner Lecture in the History of Science and Technology

Professor Asif Siddiqi (History, Fordham University; Eleanor Searle Visiting Professor in the History of Science and Technology at Caltech and the Huntington)

Apr. 27   The Rogers Distinguished Fellow’s Lecture in Nineteenth-Century American History

Professor Alice Fahs (History, UC Irvine)


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The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution established in 1919 by Henry E. and Arabella Huntington. Henry Huntington, a key figure in the...

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