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The Past and the Future of the Humanities (2017 Phi Beta Kappa Going Lecture)

October 30, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join Phi Beta Kappa for its 2017 Going Lecture, “The Future and the Past of the Humanities,” which will be given by Professor James Turner on Monday, October 30 at 3:30pm in Gorgas 205.  Professor Turner is Cavanaugh Professor Humanities Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame, where he taught in the Department of History and the History and Philosophy of Science Program.  

Turner has authored eight books, including Philology: The Forgotten Origins of the Modern Humanities (2014), which was the 2015 winner of Phi Beta Kappa’s Christian Gauss Award for literary scholarship or criticism.  His other books include The Liberal Education of Charles Eliot Norton (1999); Without God, Without Creed: The Origins of Unbelief in America (1985); and Reckoning with the Beast: Animals, Pain, and Humanity in the Victorian Mind (1980). Recent articles include “From Philology to Religion in Victorian BritainThe Cases of Friedrich Max Müller and William Robertson Smith,” Calcutta Historical Journal (2007); and “Le concept de science dans l'Amérique du XIXe siècle,” Annales: Histoire, sciences sociales (2002). 



October 30, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Margaret Abruzzo


Gorgas Library 205
711 Capstone Dr
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States