Category Archives: Guest Authors

So You Want to Talk about Race

Ijeoma Oluo, author of bestseller So You Want to Talk about Race (Seal Press/Hachette Group, 2018), will give a presentation on her book on March 24 at 7 p.m. as part of the virtual Boston College Lowell Humanities series. Oluo’s … Continue reading

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Memory, history, race, and the American landscape

Educator and Earth historian Lauret Savoy will give a presentation on her book Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape on March 17 at 7 p.m. The virtual Lowell Humanities Series event will include a moderated discussion and audience … Continue reading

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Fiction Days presents Min Jin Lee

Min Jin Lee, author of the bestseller Pachinko (Grand Central Publishing, 2017), will give a lecture and read from her novel in a virtual event on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. Her reading will be followed by a moderated discussion … Continue reading

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White House whistleblower

Miles Taylor, whose 2018 anonymous opinion piece in The New York Times provided insight into the chaos and instability in President Trump’s administration as well as the efforts of some insiders to work against the president’s alleged recklessness, will present “Why … Continue reading

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Gasson Lecture on Karl Jaspers

Boston College Gasson Professor Giovanni Pietro Basile, S.J., will present the Gasson Lecture on “Karl Jaspers: Philosophy of Existence as Event and Philosophia Perennis” on February 10 at 4:00 p.m Eastern Time. Professor Basile earned a doctorate in philosophy at … Continue reading

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Pedro Arrupe, S.J.

On the 30th anniversary of the death of Pedro Arrupe, S.J., the former superior general of the Society of Jesus, Jesuit Sources has released a long awaited English translation of his biography. Written by Pedro Miguel Lamet, Pedro Arrupe: Witness … Continue reading

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Candlemas Lecture with David Tracy

Internationally respected theologian David Tracy will give the Lowell Humanities Series’ Candlemas Lecture on February 3 at 7 p.m. on the topic of his upcoming book on God, based on his Gifford Lectures, “This Side of God.” His webinar presentation … Continue reading

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Jesuit missionaries in the Pacific

Scars of Faith: Jesuit Letters from the Mariana Islands (1668-1684), the newest publication from the Institute of Jesuit Sources, presents a collection of primary sources related to Jesuit martyrdom in the Mariana Islands during the 17th century. Jesuit missionaries helping … Continue reading

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Book launch for Burns Visiting Scholar Éilís Ní Dhuibhne

Boston College will present a live virtual book launch on Oct. 28, 3 p.m. ET (Boston), for Little Red and Other Stories (Blackstaff Press, 2020), a collection of short stories by Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies Éilís Ní Dhuibhne. … Continue reading

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The World According to Fannie Davis

Writer, filmmaker, and teacher Bridgett M. Davis will offer a presentation on her acclaimed memoir, The World According To Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life in the Detroit Numbers, on October 21 at 7:00 p.m. The Word According to Fannie Davis tells … Continue reading

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