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Lectures in the Humanities

The Huntington hosts approximately twenty public lectures each year on themes related to its collections. Due to COVID restrictions all lectures are held via Zoom until further notice.

2021 Lectures

March 10, 2021
The Ray Allen Billington Lecture in the History of the American West
Finding a True West: Recovering the Life of Charmian Kittredge London Through Archival Research (featuring  author Iris Jamahl Dunkle)

April 21, 2021
The Isherwood-Bachardy Lecture
Object of My Nostalgia: Designating the Isherwood-Bachardy Residence and Studio in Los Angeles (featuring  Robert Chattel (AIA); Nels Youngborg; Alvin-Christian Nuval, historic preservation consultants, Chattel, Inc.)

May 19, 2021
The Zeidberg Lecture in the History of the Book
The Huntington Library’s Gutenberg Bible and the Art of the Book in 15th-Century Europe (featuring Eric White, Scheide Librarian & Asstistant University Librarian for Special Collections, Rare Books & Manuscripts, Princeton University)

June 9, 2021
The Kathleen Peck Victorian Studies Series
Conscience and Victorian Empire: How History Helped Make History in British India (featuring Priya Satia, professor of history, Stanford University)

Oct. 13, 2021
The Ray Allen Billington Lecture in the History of the American West
War Torn Californios: The Civil Wars of Antonio and Porfirio Jimeno (featuring Jesse Alemán, professor of English, University of New Mexico)

Oct. 20, 2021
The Dibner Distinguished Fellow Lecture
Astronomy in Arcadia: Galileo and Guarini‘s Pastor Fido (featuring Eileen Reeves, professor of comparative literature, Princeton University)

Oct. 28, 2021
The R. Stanton Avery Distinguished Fellow Lecture
Frankenstein on Screen: Mary Shelley's Adapted Progeny (featuring James Chandler, William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor of English, University of Chicago)