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Prior Special Events

In addition to the Socratic Conversation series and periodic conferences the Institute hosts and co-hosts a number of other events. Past highlights include:

Special Integrated Concert and Lecture

Professor Liah Greenfeld’s Modernity Seminar’s discussion of 16th century England as the birthplace of modern emotional experience — love, ambition, happiness, and madness — was accompanied by the performance of John Dowland’s music.

Performances of John Dowland’s music by:
Lutenist Catherine Liddel and Mezzo Soprano Thea Lobo
Monday, April 5, 2010, 4:00 -7:00 pm

“The Nature of Humanity” Anthropology Faculty Seminar Series

Co-Sponsored with BU’s Anthropology Department:

“What Makes People Commit to Social Movements?”
Charles Lindholm, University Professor; Professor of Anthropology, Boston University
Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 6:00-8:00pm

ID 500 Lectures

Liah Greenfeld: The Cradle of Madness
Friday, April 11, 2008, 10-12 A.M. School of Management Room #220
595, Commonwealth Avenue

Liah Greenfeld: A Key to Your Mind?
Friday, April 20, 2007, 10-12 A.M.Photonics Center, Room #203
5, St. Mary’s Street

Liah Greenfeld: On Intellectuals as a Class
Friday, April 14, 2006, 10-12am
Photonics Center, Room #203
5, St Mary’s Street

Occasional Lectures in the Sociology of Culture (Fall 2008)

Karen Siegemund, Ph.D., Boston University: “At Least They Are Reading”
Tuesday, September 25, 2008

Oye Carr, Ph.D. Candidate Fall 2007, Boston University: “Toward Using History as a Definition of Cultural Practice”
Tuesday, October 2, 2008

Chandler Rosenberger, Ph.D., Boston University; Lecturer in International Relations and Fellow of the Center for International Relations, Boston University: “Ressentiment in Militant Islam”
Tuesday, October 16, 2008

Oliver Benoit, Ph.D., Brandeis University; Assistant Professor of Sociology, St. George’s University, Grenada:“Nationalism in Grenada”
Tuesday, October 30, 2008

Nikolas Prevelakis, Ph.D., Boston University; Lecturer in the Committee on Social Studies, Harvard University: “On the Origins of Greek Nationalism”
Tuesday, November 6, 2008

Jonathan Eastwood, Ph.D., Boston University; Assistant Professor of Sociology, Washington and Lee University: “Nationalism and Religion”
Tuesday, November 20, 2008

James Stergios, Ph.D., Boston University; Executive Director, Pioneer Institute: “The Role of Think Tanks in the United States”
Tuesday, November 27, 2008