The Alpha of Alabama Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa will host the 2017 Going Lecture on Wednesday, April 5, at 4:00 PM in room 205 of Gorgas Library. This years lecture will be given by Professor James Turner and is entitled, “The Future and the Past of the Humanities.” 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.
He is author of 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 Britain: The 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).
The lecture is free and open to the public. Please join us!
For more information, contact Dr. Margaret Abruzzo.