Council Presents 2020-2021 Old Dominion Series

January 30, 2021
2020-2021 Old Dominion Research Professors (from left): Elizabeth Harman, Melissa Lane, Yaacob Dweck, and Susan J. Wolfson.

On February 11, Elizabeth Harman (Philosophy; UCHV) kicks off the Old Dominion Series of conversations and lectures where humanities faculty share their research and works-in-progress with the University community and the public. Harman’s conversation on racism and research is followed by talks from fellow 2020-2021 Old Dominion Research Professors Melissa Lane (Politics), Yaacob Dweck (History; Judaic Studies), and Susan J. Wolfson (English).

February 11, 12:00 pm
Elizabeth Harman, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Philosophy and The University Center for Human Values
“Racist research: What does respect for researchers require?  What should academic freedom allow?”

March 3, 4:30 pm
Melissa Lane, Class of 1943 Professor of Politics and Director, The University Center for Human Values
Lycurgus, Solon, Charondas…Figuring the Legislator in Platonic Political Thought and its Aftermath

March 25, 12:00 pm
Yaacob Dweck, Professor of History and the Program in Judaic Studies
“Rabbinic Reactionaries in the Sephardic Diaspora: Notes on a Social Type”

April 19, 4:30 pm
Susan J. Wolfson, Professor of English
Pride and Prejudice: not altogether ‘light & bright & sparkling’

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