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Past Book Talk Events

Tue, 5/2 · 6:00 pm7:30 pm · Labyrinth Books

The Arc of Interference: Medical Anthropology for Worlds on Edge

João Biehl, Department of Anthropology; Adriana Petryna, University of Pennsylvania; Laurence Ralph, Department of Anthropology

Wed, 4/12 · 6:00 pm7:30 pm · Labyrinth Books and Livestream

Nihilistic Times: Thinking with Max Weber

Wendy Brown, Institute for Advanced Study; Fintan O'Toole, Lewis Center for the Arts

Tue, 4/11 · 6:00 pm7:30 pm · Labyrinth Books and Livestream

LLL Presents | Reading Shakespeare Reading Me

Leonard Barkan, Department of Comparative Literature, Emeritus; Leah Whittington, Harvard University

Thu, 3/9 · 6:00 pm7:30 pm · Labyrinth Books and Livestream

*CANCELLED* LLL Presents | After Life: A Collective History of Loss and Redemption in Pandemic America

Rhae Lynn Barnes, History; Tera W. Hunter, History, African American Studies, and the Humanities Council

March 28, 2022 · 12:00 pm1:20 pm · Zoom

Book Talk | Organize the world. Another Cold War Story

Sandrine Kott, University of Geneva

December 8, 2021 · 6:00 pm7:00 pm · Livestream

Personal Limits: A Series on Personal Writing, #3

Monica Huerta, English, American Studies; Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Classics

November 18, 2021 · 5:00 pm · 219 Aaron Burr

“Hymns for Humanists”: Dessa on Religion, Humanism, and Artistic Inspiration

Dessa, rapper, singer, and writer

November 12, 2021 · 12:00 pm2:00 pm · Zoom

The Haitians: A Decolonial History (Book Discussion, Part IV)

Professor Marlene Daut & Professor Mame-Fatou Niang, University of Virginia & Carnegie Mellon University

November 11, 2021 · 6:00 pm · Livestream

Personal Limits: A Series on Personal Writing, #2

Monica Huerta, English, American Studies; Lili Loofbourow, writer

November 11, 2021 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · 010 East Pyne

Empire of Rubber: A Conversation About the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company in Liberia

Gregg Mitman, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Simon Gikandi, English

November 1, 2021 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · Zoom

Realität ist schlichtweg das Unverdächtige: On Blumenberg and Critical Affect

Karen Feldman Professor and Chair, Department of German, University of California, Berkeley

October 13, 2021 · 5:30 pm6:30 pm · Virtual

Personal Limits #1: Sarah Chihaya and Merve Emre

Sarah Chihaya, English; Merve Emre, University of Oxford; Monica Huerta, English, American Studies

October 6, 2021 · 6:00 pm7:00 pm · Labyrinth Books and Livestream

Twilight in Hazard: An Appalachian Reckoning

Alan Maimon, author; Joe Stephens, Journalism

October 1, 2021 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · Zoom

A History of Ireland in 100 (and More) Words

Máire ní Mhaonaigh and Sharon Arbuthnot, authors

September 22, 2021 · 12:00 pm1:30 pm · Zoom

PIIRS Director’s Book Forum: The Hungry Eye with Leonard Barkan

Leonard Barkan, Comparative Literature

March 30, 2021 · 5:00 pm · Livestream

Book Talk: Absentees: On Variously Missing Persons

Daniel Heller-Roazen, Comparative Literature; Hal Foster, Art and Archaeology

March 23, 2021 · 6:00 pm · Livestream

Book Talk: The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen: Warfare, Constitutions, and the Making of the Modern World

Linda Colley, History; Maya Jasanoff, Harvard University

March 10, 2021 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · Zoom

Global History Workshop | Book Talk: “The Hundred Years War on Palestine”

Rashid Khalidi, Columbia University

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