Category Archives: Lowell Humanities Series

Evicted

Matthew Desmond, author of the New York Times bestseller, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (Penguin/Random House, 2016), will give a talk on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Drawn on years of embedded fieldwork and painstakingly … Continue reading

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Poet Afaa Michael Weaver

Award-winning poet Afaa Michael Weaver will give a talk on Apr. 6 at 7 p.m. in Devlin Hall, room 101. He has published more than 10 poetry collections, including City of Eternal Spring, winner of 2015 Phillis Wheatley Book Award, and The Government … Continue reading

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Historian Linda Colley

Award-winning historian Linda Colley will present “Publishing the Word: Constitutions, Print, and War in the Age of Revolutions” on Mar. 30 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Colley, who specializes in Britain, empire and nationalism, is the author … Continue reading

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Empathy Exams

Leslie Jamison will read from her award-winning best-seller The Empathy Exams, a collection of personal essays about the possibilities, texture and limits of compassion, on Mar. 2 at 7 p.m. in Gasson 100. The Empathy Exams was named one of the best books … Continue reading

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Voices of women

Theologian Mary Catherine Hilkert, O. P. will present “The Word of God Entrusted to the Entire Church and the Voices of Women” on February 8 at 7:30 p.m. Sister Hilkert is the author of Naming Grace: Preaching and the Sacramental Imagination … Continue reading

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A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka

Alumnus Lev Golinkin will discuss his memoir, A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka, at BC on January 27 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100.  Golinkin came to the US as a child refugee from the … Continue reading

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Intellectual origins of the Easter Rising

Dublin native Declan Kiberd, a leading international authority on the literature of Ireland, will present “Militarism or Modernism? Intellectual Origins of the Easter Rising, Dublin 1916,” on Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in Merkert Hall, Room 127. Kiberd is the author … Continue reading

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