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Formal Lecture Series

2017-18 Annapolis Campus Lecture Schedule

Lectures will be held in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium at 8 p.m. They are free and open to the public. For more information on the lecture series, please call 410-626-2539.

Download the 2017-18 Annapolis Campus Lecture Schedule.

Lectures are archived in the Greenfield Library and on the SJC Digital Archives site.

Fall Semester

Fall Semester Lecture Series
Date Speaker Title
August 25 Joseph Macfarland
Dean
St. John’s College
Annapolis
Plutarch’s Swarm
September 1 All-College Art Conversations  
September 8
(Homecoming Weekend)
Jason Vieaux
Classical Guitar
Concert
September 15 Diana Schaub
Professor of Political Science
Loyola University
“Abraham Lincoln and the Daughters of Dred Scott: A Reflection on the Declaration of Independence”
September 22 Margaret Kirby
Tutor
St. John’s College
Annapolis
“Recognizing Odysseus”
September 29 Gregory Freeman
Tutor
St. John’s College
Annapolis
"Music and the Problem of Human Desire"
October 6 Long Weekend No Lecture
October 13 The Parker Quartet Concert
October 20 All-College Seminar  
October 27 Henry Higuera
Tutor
St. John’s College
Annapolis
“God and Philosophy in Descartes’ Meditations
November 3
(Parents’ Weekend)
Louis Petrich
Tutor
St. John’s College
Annapolis
The Student, by Anton Chekhov: A Story About Us Told and Glanced At by Louis Petrich
November 10 Tom May
Tutor
St. John’s College
Annapolis
“Be a sinner and sin boldly” – Martin Luther and Christian Freedom
November 17 Gregory Fried
Professor & Chair
Department of Philosophy
Suffolk University Boston
“At the Crossroads of the Cave: Plato and Heidegger on History and Nihilism”
November 24 Thanksgiving Holiday No Lecture
December 1 Bernhardt Trout
Professor of Chemical Engineering
MIT
“The Significance of Quantum Mechanics”
December 8 King William Players Performance
December 15 – January 7 Winter Vacation No Lectures

Spring Semester

Spring Semester Lecture Series
Date Speaker Title
January 12, 2018 Jim Carey
Tutor
St. John’s College
Santa Fe
“Duns Scotus’s Modal Argument for the Existence of God—An Introduction”
January 19 Aaron Garrett
Department of Philosophy
Boston University
Hume’s Animals
January 26 André Barbera
Tutor
St. John’s College
Annapolis
Faith and Love: 1 Corinthians 13
February 2 Long Weekend No Lecture
February 9 Nordic Voices Concert
February 16 All College Seminar  
February 23 Matthew Davis
Dean
St. John’s College
Santa Fe
 
March 2 – 18 Spring Break No Lectures
March 23 Johanna Drucker
Department of Information Studies
UCLA
Technology
March 30
(Good Friday)
Reviel Netz
Stanford University
Steiner Lecture
 
April 6 Dan Harrell
Tutor
St. John’s College
Annapolis
 
April 13 Kristensen Lecture  
April 20 Hannah Hintze
NEH Chair
Tutor
St. John’s College
Annapolis
On Aristotle and Leibniz
April 27 King William Players  
May 3 Reality Show