Category Archives: Lowell Humanities Series

Bloodshed, borders and Brexit

Historian Alvin Jackson, who served as the 1996-97 Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies at Boston College, will present “The Survival of the United Kingdom, 1707-2017: Bloodshed, Borders and Brexit” on Apr. 10 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the border

Francisco Cantú, an agent for the United States Border Patrol from 2008 to 2012, will discuss his memoir, The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border (Riverhead Books, 2018), on Mar. 27 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. … Continue reading

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In praise of floods

James C. Scott, director of the Agrarian Studies Program at Yale University, will present “In Praise of Floods: The Study of Rivers and Civilization” on Mar. 20 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Scott’s books include Against the Grain: … Continue reading

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Fiction Days

Writer, critic, and essayist Carmen Maria Machado will speak on campus Feb. 27 as part of the University’s Fiction Days. The talk will focus on her debut short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties, which was a finalist for … Continue reading

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Martha C. Nussbaum

Martha C. Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, will present “Fear, Anger, Democracy: Our Need for the Liberal Arts” on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. … Continue reading

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Candlemas Lecture

Werner G. Jeanrond, a professor of systematic theology at the University of Oslo, will present the Candlemas Lecture “Hopes, Hope and Radical Hope: Christian Hope and the Praxis of Love” on Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in Devlin Hall, room … Continue reading

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Michael Sandel

Political philosopher and best-selling author Michael Sandel will present “Bioethics and the Common Good” on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Sandel is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government Theory at Harvard University. … Continue reading

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