Programs & Events

Annapolis Formal Lecture Series 2014-2015

Notice: Lectures begin at 8 p.m. in Francis Scott Key auditorium. 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.

Fall Semester

Date Speaker Title
August 22 Pamela Kraus
St. John's College, Annapolis
Moments in Time: A Reflection on Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1
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September 5

Patricia Locke
St. John's College, Annapolis 

Nighttime Walks with Proust: Le Pays obscur par le clair de lune 
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September 12
Chester Burke
St. John’s College, Annapolis
Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov
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September 19 William Braithwaite
St. John’s College, Annapolis
Privacy and the Constitution
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September 26 Professor Seemee Ali
Department of English
Carthage College
The Iliad’s Cosmic Seduction
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October 17 — CANCELED

David Ferry
Professor emeritus
Wellesley College
A reading and translation of poetry 
October 24

Janet Dougherty
St. John's College, Santa Fe

The Age of Chronos and the Age of Zeus
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November 7 Professor Loring Danforth
Department of Anthropology
Bates College
Refugee Children of the Greek Civil War
November 14 Professor Leslie Kay
University of Chicago
Subjective Sensory Experience and the Fallacy of Neural Codes
November 21 Roberto Salinas-León
CATO Institute
On Classical Liberalism and the "Liberal" Point of View
November 28 Thanksgiving Holiday No Lecture
December 5 King William Players The Winter's Tale (abridged dramatic reading and discussion)
December 12 – January 4 Winter Vacation No Lectures

Spring Semester

Date Speaker Title
January 9 Parker String Quartet and
Shai Wosner
January 16

Mr. Matthew Caswell
St. John's College, Annapolis 

January 17 King William Players The Winter's Tale
January 23  Mr. Cary Stickney
St. John's College, Santa Fe 
Frozen Tears: A Reading of Inferno Canto 33
January 30 Long Weekend No Lecture
February 6 Dr. Walter Brogan
Villanova University
Villanova, PA 

February 13

All College Seminar  
February 20

Dr. Jonathan Crimmins
Augustana College
Rock Island, IL 

Hegel, Kant, and the Minimum Conditions of a Free History

February 27 – March 15 Spring Vacation No Lectures
March 20 (Steiner Lecture) Dr. Wilfred McClay
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK 
March 27 Dr. Mary Domski
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 
The Deduction of Truth from the Phenomena in Isaac Newton's Principia Mathematica
April 3 Dr. Michael McShane
Carthage College
Kenosha, WI 
The Life of Cordelia in Shakespeare's King Lear
April 10 Dr. Robert Hanning
Professor Emeritus
Columbia University
New York, NY 
April 17 Ms. Susan Paalman
St. John's College, Annapolis 
"In Want of a Wife..." or a Husband, in Pride and Prejudice
April 24 King William Players Performance
May 1 Reality Weekend No Lecture
May 8-10 Commencement Weekend No Lecture