Scherer Center Lectures

Danielle Allen

UPS Foundation Professor, School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study

Our Declaration: a Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality

Tuesday, May 15, 2014


Social Science 122



David Hollinger

Preston Hotchkis Professor Emeritus, Department of History, University of California Berkeley

Secularization Theory and the American Fate of Christianity

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


Classics 110


Barbara Keys

Senior Lecturer in American and International History, University of Melbourne

Reclaiming American Virtue: The Human Rights Revolution of the 1970s

Tuesday, February 13, 2014


Social Sciences Team Room (201)

Chicago Humanities Festival Day

Public talks and seminars for graduate students sponsored by the Scherer Center and the Newberry Library

Saturday, November 2, 2013


Peter Mancall

Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities and Professor of History and Anthropology, University of Southern California

“Pigs for Historians: A New View of Early America”


Wai Chee Dimock

William Lampson Professor of English & American Studies, Yale University

“Hearing Animals in Thoreau”


Susan Scott Parrish

Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature and the Program in the Environment, University of Michigan

“Noah’s Kin”



Tiya Miles

Professor in the Program in American Culture, Center for Afro-American and African Studies, Department of History, and Native American Studies Program, University of Michigan

Goat Bones in the Basement: A Tale of Race, Gender, and Haunting in Old Savannah

Thursday, October 7, 2013


John Hope Franklin Seminar Room

Social Sciences 224