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Lectures in the Humanities

The Huntington hosts approximately twenty public lectures each year on themes related to its collections. Lecture details are available two months prior to lecture date on the calendar. Unless otherwise noted, lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. in Rothenberg Hall.

2020 Lectures

Jan. 8, 2020
The Dibner Centennial Lecture in the History of Science and Technology
Professor Rob Iliffe, History of Science, University of Oxford 

Jan. 13, 2020
The Haaga Program in American Entrepreneurship
Meg Whitman, CEO of Quibi, former president and CEO of Hewlett Packard and e-Bay

Jan. 16, 2020
The Centennial Lecture in Mormon History
Professor Sara Barringer-Gordon, Law, University of Pennsylvania
Assistant Professor Kevin Waite, History, Durham University 

Jan. 21, 2020
The Mary Robertson Lecture in Tudor History
Professor Sir Diarmaid MacCulloch, St Cross College, Oxford 

Jan. 22, 2020
The Cheng Foundation Centennial Lecture in Chinese American History and Culture
Professor Mae Ngai, History, Columbia University 

Feb. 12, 2020
The Zeidberg Centennial Lecture in the History of the Book
Professor Peter Stallybrass, Literature, University of Pennsylvania  

March 11, 2020
The Wark Centennial Lecture in Art History
Professor Jennifer Roberts, Art History, Harvard University 

March 18, 2020
The Molina Centennial Lecture in the History of Medicine
Professor Domenico Bertoloni Meli, History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine, Indiana University 

April 15, 2020
The Avery Distinguished Fellow's Lecture in the Humanities
Professor Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, English, Northeastern University 

April 22, 2020
The Isherwood-Bachardy Centennial Lecture
Professor Edward Mendelson, Literature, Columbia University 

May 6, 2020
The Ritchie Distinguished Fellow's Lecture in Early American History
Professor Christopher Clark, History, University of Connecticut 

May 13, 2020
The Crotty Centennial Lecture in the History of British or European Civilization
Professor James Simpson, Literature, Harvard University 

May 20,  2020
The Rogers Distinguished Fellow's Lecture in Nineteenth-Century American History
Professor Stephen Cushman, Literature, University of Virginia 

June 9, 2020
The Peck Lecture in Victorian Studies
Priya Satia, Stanford University 

June 10, 2020
The Kemble Centennial Lecture in Maritime History
Professor Carla Pestana, History, University of California, Los Angeles 

Sept. 23, 2020
The Rogers Distinguished Fellow's Lecture in Nineteenth-Century American History
Professor Robert Bonner, History, Dartmouth College 

Oct. 14, 2020
The Kemble Lecture in Maritime History
Dr. Sowande' Mustakeem, History and African and African-American Studies, Washington University in St. Louis 

Nov. 11, 2020
The Nevins Lecture
Professor Stephanie Jones-Rogers, History, University of California, Berkeley 

Nov. 18, 2020
The Ridge Lecture for Literature
Professor Namwali Serpell, Literature, Harvard University