EMSI Distinguished Lecturer 2024

 

Thursday, April 18, 2024 

Public Lecture: “Cuba: An American History”

Past Distinguished Lectures

Tiya Miles, Harvard University

EMSI Distinguished Lecturer, 2022

Public Lecture: “All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake”
April 12, 2022
Online Zoom Event

Tiya Miles headshot.

Jean E. Howard, Columbia University

EMSI Distinguished Lecturer, 2019

Public Lecture: “‘I was a stranger’: Hospitality in The Merry Wives of Windsor

Master Class: “Communities of Practice and the Creation of Early Modern English Tragedy”
April, 5, 2019
The Huntington Library

Jean E. Howard headshot.

Annette Gordon-Reed, Harvard Law School

EMSI Distinguished Lecturer, 2018

Public Lecture: “American Democracy and its Discontents: History’s Hold on the Present Moment”
April 19, 2018
University of Southern California
Doheny Memorial Library

Master Class: “‘Most Blessed of the Patriarchs’: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination”
April 20, 2018
University of Southern California
Social Science Building

Annette Gordon-Reed headshot.

John Demos, Samuel Knight Professor Emeritus History, Yale University

EMSI Distinguished Lecturer, 2017

Public Lecture: “Travels with Satan: A Look Back at Fifty Years as a Witchcraft Historian”
March 2, 2017
University of Southern California
Doheny Memorial Library

Master Class: “The Rebirth of Narrative History: Review and Appraisal”
March 3, 2017
University of Southern California
Doheny Memorial Library

Bear McCreary, Composer

EMSI Distinguished Lecturer, 2015

Public Lecture: “Scoring the Past with Bear McCreary: The Alchemists Tell All”
November 18, 2015
University of Southern California
Doheny Memorial Library

Teofilo F. Ruiz, University of California, Los Angeles

EMSI Distinguished Lecturer, 2014

Public Lecture: “Protests against the Sea: Climate, Trade, and Languages in the Early Modern Mediterranean”
November 6, 2014
University of Southern California
Doheny Memorial Library

Master Class: “Deconstructing the Royal Entry: Festive Traditions in Early Modern Europe”
November 7, 2014
University of Southern California
History Conference Room

Alan Taylor, University of California, Davis

EMSI Distinguished Lecturer, 2013

Public Lecture: “Making and Unmaking Borders in the Misnamed War of 1812”
January 31, 2013
University of Southern California
Doheny Memorial Library

Master Class: “Virginia’s Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in the Early Republic”
February 1, 2013
University of Southern California
University Park Campus

Holly Tucker, Vanderbilt University

EMSI Distinguished Lecturer, 2012

Public Lecture: “Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine & Murder in the Scientific Revolution”
September 25, 2011

Master Class
September 16, 2011

John Brewer, CalTech

EMSI Distinguished Lecturer, 2011

Public Lecture: “The Spectacle of Vesuvius: Travel, Sentiment, and Science in the Age of Revolutions”
April 7, 2011
University of Southern California
Doheny Memorial Library

Master Class: “Microhistory: Problems of Scale, Distance, and Narrative”
April 8, 2011
University of Southern California
Social Science Building

Robert Darnton, Harvard University

EMSI Distinguished Lecturer, 2009

Public Lecture: “Old Books and E-Books”
November 10, 2009

Master class
November 11, 2009

Leonard Barkan, Princeton University

EMSI Distinguished Lecturer, 2008

Public Lecture: “Words on Pictures”
Thursday, October 16, 2008

Master class: “Making a Name”
Friday, October 17, 2018

Rolena Adorno, Yale University

EMSI Distinguished Lecturer, 2007

Public Lecture: “The Polemics of Possession in Early Latin American Narratives”
March 22, 2007

Master Class: “The Polemics of Possession: Fray Bartolomé de las Casas, Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda, and the Historians of Hernán Cortés”
March 23, 2007

Rolena Adorno headshot.

Anthony Grafton, Princeton University

EMSI Distinguished Lecturer, 2006 

Early Modern Lives: Writing Biography, Then and Now

Public Lecture: The Many Lives of Johannes Trithemius (1462-1516)
April 13, 2006

Master Class: Writing Biography

Catherine M. Soussloff, UC Santa Cruz
“Falling in Love: Early Modern Lives of Leonardo da Vinci”

Malcolm Baker, USC
“An Ivory Carver’s Life and Works: Illustrating Artistic Biography in 18th-Century Amsterdam”

Jonathan Lamb, Vanderbilt University
“Turning Lives into Things”

Greg Sullivan, Gunnis Dictionary of British Sculptors/Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
“Writing the Lives of British Sculptors, 1660-1851 and Today”

April 14, 2006

Bernard Bailyn, Harvard University

EMSI Distinguished Lecturer, 2004

Public Lecture: “The New Contours of Atlantic History”

Master Class: “Dead Ends: The Dustbins of History”

Bernard Bailyn headshot.