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Past Book Talk Events

December 16, 2020 · 2:00 pm3:15 pm · via Zoom

Divine Variations: How Christian Thought Became Racial Science

Terence Keel, UCLA


December 15, 2020 · 4:30 pm5:30 pm · via Zoom

Book Talk: The Virginia Dynasty: Four Presidents and the Creation of the American Nation

Lynne V. Cheney, American Enterprise Institute; Allen C. Guelzo, Humanities Council and James Madison Program


December 8, 2020 · 6:00 pm · Livestream

Book Talk: Why Vegan? How to Eat Ethically

Peter Singer, UCHV; Andrew Chignell, Religion


December 2, 2020 · 6:00 pm · Livestream

Brutal Aesthetics: Dubuffet, Bataille, Jorn, Paolozzi, Oldenburg

Hal Foster, Art and Archaeology; Yve Alain Bois, Institute for Advanced Study


October 29, 2020 · 12:00 pm1:20 pm · via Zoom

Book Talk: The ‘Menial Class of Follower’: World War one and the Servant Problem in the Indian Army

Radhika Singha, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India


October 28, 2020 · 12:00 pm1:20 pm · via Zoom

Global History Workshop Book Talk: Time’s Monster: How History Makes History

Priya Satia, Stanford University


October 27, 2020 · 6:00 pm · Livestream

Dissimilar Similitudes: Devotional Objects in Late Medieval Europe

Caroline Bynum, author; Brooke Holmes, Classics


October 16, 2020 · 12:00 pm1:30 pm · Livestream

Blumenberg’s Moment

Paul Fleming, Cornell University; Florian Fuchs, German


October 11, 2020 · 3:00 pm4:00 pm · Online

Kwame Anthony Appiah: The Lies that Bind: Rethinking Identity

Kwame Anthony Appiah, New York University


September 22, 2020 · 6:00 pm · Livestream

Three Rings: A Tale of Exile, Narrative, and Fate

Daniel Mendelsohn, author; Michael Wood, English and Comparative Literature (Emeritus)


September 21, 2020 · 7:00 pm · via Zoom – Registration Required

Book Talk: Adventures in English Syntax

Robert Freidin, Linguistics


September 20, 2020 · 3:00 pm5:00 pm · Online

Friends of PUL Small Talk: The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee

David Treur '92, Author


May 22, 2020 · TBD

Book Talk: Tehrangeles Dreaming

Farzenh Hemmasi, University of Toronto


May 20, 2020 · 6:00 pm · Live-stream

Book Talk: Inky Fingers: The Making of Books in Early Modern Europe

Anthony Grafton, History; Yaacob Dweck, History


May 13, 2020 · 6:00 pm · Live-stream

Book Talk: Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration

Nicole Fleetwood, Rutgers University; Ruha Benjamin, African American Studies


May 7, 2020 · 7:00 pm8:30 pm · Princeton Public Library

Book Talk: How to be a Bad Emperor

Josiah Osgood, Georgetown University


May 7, 2020 · 4:30 pm · via Zoom

La Fontaine’s, “Les Animaux malades de la peste”

Flora Champy; French and Italian


May 5, 2020 · 6:00 pm · Labyrinth Books

CANCELED: Book Talk: Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and its Urgent Lessons for Our Own

Eddie S. Glaude Jr., African American Studies


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