Welcome to University Lectures

Wesleyan University offers lectures throughout the year that celebrate academic excellence and liberal arts education. Lectures take place both on and off campus, and most are free and open to the public. Learn more…

Upcoming Lectures

Wednesday, September11, 2013
Wasch Center Fall Lecture Series - "Reinventing Yourself After Retirement" with James Matchulat
Wasch Center Butterfield Room at 04:15 PM- 06:45 PM
Free

Thursday, September12, 2013
Dr. James Traniello, "Social Brain Evolution in Ants"
ESC 121 at 12:00 PM- 01:00 PM
free

FEAS Lecture Series - A Green Future for Japan's Tsunami-Devastated Towns?
FEAS Seminar Room (Mary Houghton Freeman Room) at 04:30 PM- 06:00 PM
Free

Pre-Performance Talk by Wesleyan DanceLink Fellow Naya Samuel '14
CFA Hall at 07:30 PM- 08:00 PM
$25 general public; $21 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students

Monday, September16, 2013
Center for the Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series
Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge) at 06:00 PM- 08:30 PM

Thursday, September19, 2013
"Commanded to Speak by God and His Prophet': Religious Authority in Medieval Cairo" by Jonathan Berkey (Davidson College)
41 Wyllys Room 112 at 04:15 PM- 06:00 PM
none

FEAS Lecture Series - Why the Confucian Analects Isn't as Old as You Might Think
FEAS Seminar Room (Mary Houghton Freeman Room) at 04:30 PM- 06:00 PM
Free

Monday, September23, 2013
Center for the Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series
Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge) at 06:00 PM- 08:30 PM

Tuesday, September24, 2013
Contemporary Israeli Voices Series: Lawrence Baron Lecture
Russell House All Rooms at 08:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Wednesday, September25, 2013
Wasch Center Fall Lecture Series - "Wesleyan ITS: The Only Thing Constant Is Change" with David Baird
Wasch Center Butterfield Room at 04:15 PM- 06:45 PM
Free

Thursday, September26, 2013
Daniel Family Commons Closed due to Faculty Lunch
Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge) at 11:30 AM- 01:15 PM

Monday, September30, 2013
Japanese Garden Lecture and Tour
FEAS Seminar Room (Mary Houghton Freeman Room) at 04:30 AM- 05:30 AM
Free

Tuesday, October01, 2013
Contemporary Israeli Voices Series: Maya Arad Lecture
Russell House All Rooms at 08:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Tuesday, October08, 2013
Hugo Black Lecture
Memorial Chapel at 06:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Wednesday, October09, 2013
Wasch Center Fall Lecture Series - "Bernard Shaw: Man of Feeling?" with Al Turco
Wasch Center Butterfield Room at 04:15 PM- 06:45 PM
free

Thursday, October10, 2013
FEAS Lecture Series - Laughing at Utopia: The Rise and Fall of Cartoon Art in 1950s China
FEAS Seminar Room (Mary Houghton Freeman Room) at 04:30 PM- 06:00 PM
Free

Monday, October14, 2013
Empire in the Album: Soviet Vernacular Photography and the Construction of Soviet Space
Fisk 210 (Class of 2003/Hulley Classroom) at 04:15 PM- 06:00 PM

Center for the Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series
Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge) at 06:00 PM- 08:30 PM

Contemporary Israeli Voices Series: Dror Burstein Lecture
Russell House All Rooms at 08:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Thursday, October17, 2013
FEAS Lecture Series - The West, East and Russia: Long-term Tendencies, Factors and Contradictions of Economic Development
FEAS Seminar Room (Mary Houghton Freeman Room) at 04:30 PM- 06:00 PM
Free

Wednesday, October23, 2013
Wasch Center Fall Lecture Series - "Astrochemistry: Molecules in the Laboratory and in Space" with Stew Novick
Wasch Center Butterfield Room at 04:15 PM- 06:45 PM
free

Monday, October28, 2013
Japanese Tea Ceremony
FEAS Seminar Room (Mary Houghton Freeman Room) at 04:30 PM- 05:30 PM
Free


Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series
Russell House All Rooms at 06:00 PM- 07:30 PM

Center for the Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series
Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge) at 06:00 PM- 08:30 PM

Thursday, October31, 2013
Daniel Family Commons Closed due to Faculty Lunch
Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge) at 11:30 AM- 01:15 PM

Saturday, November02, 2013
Homecoming/Family Weekend Reception: The Alumni Show II
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery at 02:00 PM- 04:00 PM
FREE!

Monday, November04, 2013

Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series
Russell House All Rooms at 06:00 PM- 07:30 PM

Center for the Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series
Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge) at 06:00 PM- 08:30 PM

Wednesday, November06, 2013
Wasch Center Fall Lecture Series- "A Musical Ensemble" with Robert Grant
Wasch Center Butterfield Room at 04:15 PM- 06:45 PM
free

Thursday, November07, 2013
Contemporary Israeli Voices Series: Ron Leshem Lecture
Russell House All Rooms at 08:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Monday, November11, 2013

Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series
Russell House All Rooms at 06:00 PM- 07:30 PM

Center for the Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series
Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge) at 06:00 PM- 08:30 PM

Monday, November18, 2013
Three Deaths: A Child, a Goose, and an Infant. A Discussion of Death in Chekhov's Stories "Enemies" "Kashtanka," and "In the Ravine."
Fisk 210 (Class of 2003/Hulley Classroom) at 04:15 PM- 06:00 PM


Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series
Russell House All Rooms at 06:00 PM- 07:30 PM

Center for the Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series
Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge) at 06:00 PM- 08:30 PM

Wednesday, November20, 2013
Exploring Music in China's New African Diaspora--An Innovative U.S.-China Team Research Project
FEAS Seminar Room (Mary Houghton Freeman Room) at 04:15 PM- 05:15 PM

Wasch Center Fall Lecture Series -"In Antarctica with the Russians" with C Stewart Gillmor
Wasch Center Butterfield Room at 04:15 PM- 06:45 PM
free

Monday, November25, 2013

Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series
Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge) at 06:00 PM- 07:30 PM

Center for the Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series
Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge) at 06:00 PM- 08:30 PM

Wednesday, December04, 2013
Wasch Center Fall Lecture Series - "Fables of Town and Country" with Norm Shapiro
Wasch Center Butterfield Room at 04:15 PM- 06:45 PM
free

Thursday, December05, 2013
FEAS Lecture Series - From Sacred Cow to Kobe Beef: A Bovine View of the Meiji Restoration
FEAS Seminar Room (Mary Houghton Freeman Room) at 04:30 PM- 06:00 PM
Free

Tuesday, December10, 2013
Daniel Family Commons Closed due to Faculty Lunch
Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge) at 11:30 AM- 01:15 PM

Monday, February03, 2014

Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series
Russell House All Rooms at 06:00 PM- 07:30 PM


Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series
Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge) at 06:00 PM- 07:30 PM

Monday, April07, 2014

Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series
Russell House All Rooms at 06:00 PM- 07:30 PM