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Summer Wednesday Night Lecture Series

The Wednesday Night Lecture Series, hosted during the summer term by the Graduate Institute at St. John’s College in Annapolis, is a less-formal version of the college’s formal Friday Night Lectures. The Wednesday Night lectures are an opportunity for tutors and for graduates of the college who are pursuing academic careers to present the first fruits of their thinking to an attentive and inquisitive audience.

A question period follows each lecture. They’re held in the Great Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, unless otherwise noted. Lectures are free and open to the public.

Summer 2018 Lecture Schedule

Wednesday Night Lectures, Summer 2018
Date Title Speaker
June 13 Property, Belief, and the Barbarian in Montesquieu's Spirit of the Laws John Peterson
June 20 Mystical Traditions of Reading Sacred and Secular Books Mark Delp
June 27 Why It’s Good to be Alone Sometimes: On the Moral Necessity of Solitude Ron Haflidson
July 3*
This is the only Tuesday lecture during the summer.
A Feather in a Man’s Cap: Debating the Kingship in Cromwell’s Protectorate Mark Sinnett
July 11*
This lecture will take place in the Conversation Room.
Shakespeare’s Sonnet 64: What Can Be Said About a Poem, and What Should Be Said? Elliott Zuckerman
July 18 All-Campus Seminar, sponsored by the Graduate Student Council  
July 25 Duty and Love in the Land of the Danes in Shakespeare’s Hamlet Ian Lindquist