William Church Memorial Lecture

August 13th, 2021
  • Oct. 13, 2020 – The 41st William F. Church Memorial Lecture, John McNeill (Georgetown University), “Revisiting Mosquito Empires in the time of COVID-19.” 
  • March 10, 2020 – The 40th William F. Church Memorial Lecture, Nick Wilding (Georgia State University,) “False Impressions: A History of Print Forgery.”

  • Oct. 3, 2018 – The 39th William F. Church Memorial Lecture, Nabil Matar (University of Minnesota,) “Mediterranean Captivity through Arab Eyes, 1517-1798.”

  • April 11, 2018 – The 38th William F. Church Memorial Lecture, Lyndal Roper (Regius Professor of History, Oxford,) “Luther, Manhood and Pugilism.” 

  • Nov. 22, 2016 – The 37th William F. Church Memorial Lecture, Molly Greene (Professor of History and Hellenic Studies at Princeton University,) “Ottoman Christians and the Question of Ottoman Society.”

  • Oct. 20, 2015 – The 36th William F. Church Memorial Lecture, Elisheva Carleback (the Salo Wittmayer Baron Professor of Jewish History, Culture and Society, Columbia University,) “Revealed Beauty and Hidden Danger: On Jewish Books of Time in Early Modern Europe.”

  • Oct. 21, 2014 – The 35th William F. Church Memorial Lecture, Paula Findlen (Ubaldo Pierotti Professor of Italian History; Director of the Suppes Center for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Director,) “Inventing Medieval Women: History, Memory, and Forgery in Early Modern Italy.”

  • 2013 – The 34th William F. Church Memorial Lecture, John Brewer (Eli and Edye Broad Professor in Humanities and Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena,) “Vesuvius and Pompeii: Travel, Tourism, Science and the Imagination in the Early Nineteenth Century.”

  • 2012 – The 33rd William F. Church Memorial Lecture, Jonathan Israel (Professor of Modern History, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton,) “Democratic Republicanism and the Making of the French Revolution (1770-1792).”

  • 2011 – The 32nd William F. Church Memorial Lecture, Deborah Harkness (Professor, University of Southern California,) “Fiction and the Archives.”

  • 2010 – The 31st William F. Church Memorial Lecture, Carlos M. N. Eire (Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies at Yale University,) “Relinquishing Eternity: The Protestant Reformation and the Secularization of the West.”

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