Annapolis, Formal Lecture Series

2013-2014
 

Notice: Beginning in January of 2013, lectures will begin at 8 p.m. They are free and open to the public. For more information on the lecture series, please call 410-626-2539.


Lectures are archived in the Greenfield Library; those available online have links below.

 

Date Speaker Title

August 23

 

Ms. Pamela Kraus
Dean
St. John's College
Annapolis

 

Robert Frost’s “To   Earthward”

 

August 30

Professor Irene Pepperberg
Department of Psychology Harvard University

 

Grey Parrot Number Acquisitions: Parallels With and Differences From Young Children

 

September 6

Ms. Linda Wiener
Tutor
St. John’s College Santa Fe

 

Artistic Expression in Animals

 

September 13

Mr. David Townsend
Tutor
St. John’s College Annapolis

 

The Declaration of Independence:  Is That Philosophy, or Did You Make It Up Yourself?

 

September 20

Mr. William Braithwaite
Tutor
St. John’s College Annapolis

 

Is Obscenity Obsolete?

 

September 27
(Homecoming)

Mr. Matthew Linck
Tutor
St. John’s College Annapolis

 

Knowing and Ground: A Reading of Hegel’sPhenomenology of Spirit


October 4

Long Weekend

 

No lecture

 

October 11

Professor William Peirce
Department of Economics Case Western University

 

Can Taxes Be Fair?  Should They Be?

 

October 18

Professor Ronna Burger
Department of Philosophy
Tulane University

 

In the Wilderness: Moses as Founder and Lawgiver

 

October 25

Professor Daniel P. Maher
Department of Philosophy Assumption College

 

Aristotle on Friendship and Teaching Philosophy

 

November 1
(Parents' Weekend)

Concert

 

TBA

 

November 8

All College Seminar

 

 
November 15

Mr. George Russell
Tutor
St. John’s College Annapolis

 

(Emancipation Proclamation)

 

November 22

Mr. Michael Brogan
Tutor
St. John’s College Annapolis

 

(Augustine)

 

November 29

Thanksgiving

 

No lecture

 

December 6

King William Players

 

Performance
December 13 - January 5

Winter Vacation

 

No lectures
January 10

Professor John T. Scott
Department of Political Science University of California, Davis

 

(T.S. Eliot)
January 17
(Steiner Lecture)

Professor Christopher Ricks Boston University

 

TBA
January 24

Professor Richard Velkley
Department of Philosophy Tulane University

 

(Hume)
January 31

Long Weekend

 

No lecture
February 7

Professor David Roochnik
Department of Philosophy Boston University

 

TBA
February 14

Concert

 

TBA
February 21

Professor Graham Harman
Department of Philosophy American University in Cairo

 

(Dante)
February 28 - March 16

Spring Vacation

 

No lectures
March 21

Mr. Daniel Harrell
Tutor
St. John’s College Annapolis

 

TBA
March 28

Concert

 

TBA
April 4

Mr. Robert Goldberg
Tutor
St. John’s College Annapolis

 

(Plato's Laws)
April 11

Mr. Ralph Peters
Novelist and retired U.S. military officer

 

(Bacon)
April 18

Professor Christopher J. Kelly
Department of Political Science
Boston College

 

TBA
April 25

King William Players

 

Performance
May 2

Reality Weekend

 

No lecture
May 9

Commencement Weekend

 

No lecture